Casa de Esperanza
“The Charities aims to provide care for the mind, body and spirit, and that speaks to our need 100 percent. We felt that if we were going to impact one child’s life enough that it changed every generation after that child, then it had to be very intense. It had to meet their needs the best way it could that it would change the child completely. We had to be able to change that child, mind, body and spirit.” —Bill Jones, co-founder of Casa de Esperanza
Communities in Schools
When St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities discovered that dental problems were among the leading reasons children were missing school, they partnered with Communities in Schools to create the Project MOVE dental program, where a refurbished van travels to elementary schools in the Third Ward to provide preventive care.
New Hope Housing
“We think we’re in an important business, and we’re so thankful the Charities does, too. We exist because of the kindness and concern of others for the most vulnerable citizens in our city.” — Joy Horak-Brown, executive director of New Hope Housing
Denver Harbor Clinic
“Without the Charities we would have never gotten the chance to do everything that we’ve done. They’ve supported us every year since that time. Without them, we could have never gotten started,” Montez said. “We appreciate everything they’ve done for us and continue to do for us.”
El Centro de Corazon
When St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities is looking for areas in which to give money, it’s not done from an office building — it’s done from in the midst of the communities.
Healthcare for the Homeless
Because of grants made by St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities, mental health issues among Houston’s homeless are addressed. Houston’s homeless are able to smile again because of funding from St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities — those who have suffered from poor dental care or domestic violence receive free dentures.
“I don’t focus on productivity of the providers. I push them to be involved with the community. … Our doctors are encouraged to do research and be part of community. They stay passionate, and it keeps them from getting burned out.” — Andrea Caracostis, executive director of Hope Clinic