Infants, toddlers, new moms, and pregnant women can face a variety of challenges in New York households lacking appropriate financial and other resources. We support programs that accomplish the following types of initiatives:
The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has renewed its commitment to support the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, with a 2021 grant providing services to underserved women through its BEST program (Breast Education, Screening & Treatment). The BEST project primarily serves African American and Hispanic women over the age of 40 on Long Island.
Says Adelphi Program Director Reyna Machado: “Over the past six months, we have received a 70 percent increase in calls to the hotline.” Machado says women have been delaying getting routine mammograms due to fear of COVID-19. Further, challenges regarding transportation, food insecurity, homelessness and fears of deportation have all been exacerbated by the pandemic. We are so grateful to the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for their renewed funding which will allow us to ensure these barriers do not interfere with a patient’s ability to obtain life-saving treatment.”
Expanding a transitional housing and wellness center to support victims of domestic violence in the Albany area.
Supporting a new Rochester-based Pediatric Complex Care program to ensure children and families experience a seamless transition from hospital to home.
Expanding the Exodus Community Center and providing housing to additional women living in poverty in Syracuse.
Increasing the number of children receiving primary care interventions that promote healthy development, address unmet social needs, and strengthen families.