The Mankato Clinic Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Partners for Affordable Housing, parent agency of Mankato’s two homeless shelters, the Theresa House and the Welcome Inn. The grant dollars will support the agency’s quest to build an Employee/Guest Safety Program. Grant dollars will be used to support the training and certification of all shelter staff in CPR and First Aid.
“Because the Mankato Clinic Foundation has chosen to support our quest for an Employee/Guest Safety program, those in our community who are experiencing a temporary housing crisis can be assured that shelter staff are well trained and able to confidently and competently provide essential first aid services when required,” said agency director, Carrol Meyers-Dobler. “We are so appreciative of their partnership with us.”
Partners for Affordable Housing is missioned to provide shelter and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless. The agency also provides transitional and permanent housing to low-income persons.
The Mankato Clinic Foundation provides resources to organizations and endeavors that effectively promote and improve community health and wellness. Since the primary focus of the Foundation is to support the health and well-being of the community, projects and programs supported include education and scholarships initiatives focused on health care, education and wellness.
Physicians at the Mankato Clinic provide the majority of the Foundation funding as a means to give back to the community by providing support to organizations which strive to improve health and wellness, Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis and are considered only through the application process. Applications can be obtained at MankatoClinic.com