We believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to health and well-being and that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, even during this time of unprecedented need. Our low-income, immigrant client population has been disproportionately impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and their needs are grave. Many of the individuals and families we serve have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford groceries and rent. And families in each one of our programs have had family members test positive for coronavirus.
Your gift during Live PC Give PC will directly support Holy Cross Ministries' critical health outreach, mental health, education and legal services for the underserved in Park City. By serving the most vulnerable members of this community, together we can strengthen Park City as a whole.
What services does Holy Cross Ministries (HCM) offer in Park City?
Health Outreach and Mental Health Services
HCM's bilingual, bicultural community health worker in the PROMOTORA OUTREACH PROGRAM collaborates with the People's Health Clinic to provide assistance with CHIP/Medicaid applications, prenatal education classes and referrals to needed community resources like COVID-19 testing, food pantries and rent assistance programs. Currently, these services are offered through virtual platforms including phone calls, emails and video conference technologies.
HCM's bilingual, bicultural LCSW therapist in the COUNSELING PROGRAM provides trauma-informed virtual therapy sessions and psychoeducational groups for individuals and families, many of whom are domestic violence survivors, at the People's Health Clinic and Peace House.
HCM offers the only certified PARENTS AS TEACHERS (PAT) PROGRAM in Summit County, providing evidence-based home visiting services to parents with children ages zero to three years old. This program has been proven to create lifelong impacts on brain development and learning for children and helps give our youngest community members the tools they need for a successful future. Currently, HCM's PAT Parent Educators are conducting regular virtual "home visits" with 35 families.
HCM's bilingual teachers prepare children in the SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM for kindergarten by teaching English and using Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum for preschoolers. Thanks to the support of our wonderful community partners, staff and client families, our School Readiness Program’s preschool classroom safely reopened in September! A recent longitudinal study in collaboration with The University of Utah identified the success of this program: School Readiness graduates scored significantly higher on kindergarten entrance screening exams compared to children who attended a different preschool program or no preschool program.
As Peace House's lead U visa partner, HCM's immigration team brings virtual legal assistance to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault through our LEGAL IMMIGRATION PROGRAM, helping them gain legal status and fully participate in the community.
How will your donation help members of this community?
Your gift to Holy Cross Ministries during Live PC Give PC helps make possible trauma-informed therapy sessions, immigration assistance, community resource connections, high-quality early childhood education programs and a broad network of support for our client families. Thank you for helping us build a more just, compassionate, sustainable, and inclusive Park City community at large!
Holy Cross Ministries
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860 East 700 South Suite 204 Salt Lake City, UT 84107