HIGHLAND PARK – Mothers Trust Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park to aid the health and wellness needs served by MTF.
MTF provides immediate and critical assistance to children in Lake County, the majority of which fall at or below the poverty level. In the area of healthcare and medical needs, MTF has provided grants to assist with children’s medical eye care, prescription medicine, dental care, purchase of a wheel chair, counseling for children who are victims of domestic / sexual abuse; car seats for newborns to be transported home; camp participation for recreational and wellness activities. When these essentials are not affordable for families, MTF is one of the few resources available to provide the immediate gap funding needed.
“Mothers Trust Foundation provides vulnerable children with access to essential healthcare services,” stated Jim Styer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park. “We are pleased to support the mission of MTF, an organization that dedicates itself to improving the health of the underserved in our community.”
The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park (HFHP) is an independent charitable foundation established to support health care programs and services in the geographic area served by Highland Park Hospital. The primary focus of the Foundation is to support community-based health care programs and services in the area served by Highland Park Hospital. Since 2000, the HFHP has granted almost $100 million to over 50 organizations. For more information please visit hphealthfoundation.org
Mothers Trust Foundation provides immediate assistance to children in need in Lake County to make benefits and opportunities available which cannot be obtained by other sources, filling gaps in the existing social service networks. MTF receives requests from social workers, counselors, nurses, medical personnel, family counseling centers and service professionals from local agencies. MTF receives grants from family, corporate and community foundations; individual donations and through its fundraising events. motherstrustfoundation.org