"WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS."
Bethesda Inc. is a co-sponsor of TriHealth and major funder of health care transformation. Bethesda Inc. is a non-profit support organization that oversees the Bethesda Fertility Center and Bethesda Foundation, which provides philanthropic support for Bethesda hospitals, Hospice of Cincinnati and Fernside. For more information, visit bethesda-inc.org
THE GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION
As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Thanks to the generosity of individuals, GCF is a permanent charitable resource for our community and a flexible, tax-advantaged giving tool for now or after your lifetime. You can make gifts to carry out almost any charitable goal.
Generous donors establish funds at GCF, with gifts during their lifetime or through bequests, to carry out their charitable goals. GCF’s Governing Board, along with experts from the community, manages funds by investing wisely to ensure the assets are protected and grow over time. At the end of 2014, GCF had net assets of more than $542 million, putting your community foundation among the largest in the U.S.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL'S HOPE PROGRAM
The HOPE Program is designed to provide enhanced prenatal care to address the special situations that occur by providing experts for high risk pregnancies that include opiate use. We recognize that women from all walks of life struggle with opiate drug use, and special issues may come up during pregnancy. Women who are using are afraid they will be treated differently or made to feel guilty. Often,
they avoid care during pregnancy. This can lead to problems for them during pregnancy and for their developing baby as well.
Getting treatment with pregnancy care can improve birth outcomes for pregnant women who admit to drug and or alcohol use and are willing to accept help to make a change. Women can begin a process which will result in a better outcome for their baby and their family. The Hope Program offers induction of medication for opiate replacement and ongoing pregnancy care with expert consultation from high risk pregnancy specialists for medical and pregnancy needs, and social work and nurse case management to help bridge the services needed in the community to support recovery.
The goal of our service is to be sensitive to patients’ needs. Care is based on individual plans that focus on entering into a treatment program that provides counseling and other wrap around services. The goal of this program is to have better birth outcomes and reduce preterm labor.
CENTER FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT (CAT HOUSE)
Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) partners with First Step Home and the HOPE Program and provides Buprenorphine which is a medication for the treatment of opioid dependence. Buprenorphine along with treatment and counseling, can ease withdrawal symptoms and help to manage cravings.
By partnering together, CAT, The Hope Program, and First Step Home provides comprehensive services to meet the physical and mental needs for new mothers and increase healthy outcomes.
When coming to CAT for services, you must bring your I.D. and medical card to your first visit. At your first visit you will be asked to provide urine for drug testing, you will meet with a counselor and also see a doctor. Any prescriptions required will be sent to a local pharmacy and delivered to First Step Home the next day. After stabilization, the doctor visits will be every four weeks. If you discontinue services at FSH, your services at CAT will discontinue.
Studies have shown that when addicted mothers are treated with Buprenorphine during pregnancy, the infants who experience neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have shorter durations and spend less time in the hospital.
HEALTHY MOMS AND BABES
Healthy Moms and Babes provides home education and support during pregnancy and throughout the child's first 2-3 years. They will also provide assistance in obtaining medical care, medical insurance, social services, mental health services, mentoring and support.
• Developmental screenings and fun learning activities
• Transportation assistance for doctor and social service appointments
• Support in achieving goals towards self sufficiency, such as finishing school and employment
G.L.A.D. House is a comprehensive holistic program that provides mental health treatment and intensive prevention education services to high risk children ages 6-18 that have lived in environments impacted emotionally and behaviorally by addiction, and in many situations mental illness. Our mission is to improve the lives of children and their families by breaking the cycle of addiction and promoting mental health among children.
The Champs program offers an intensive, holistic approach to prevention and mental health. Individual and group mental health therapy is provided based on needs indicated through a comprehensive assessment at entry. Prevention programs include anger management, impulse
control, violence prevention, alcohol, tobacco and drug refusal skills and bullying prevention. Academic success is supported through tutoring and staff working closely with families and schools to ensure each child’s needs are met (i.e. IEP’s and 504 Plans). Structured recreation is included in the program.
Children participate four days per week until their treatment goals are met. G.L.A.D. House is implementing Second Step, an evidence based curriculum. Transportation, snacks and meals are provided.
The Family Foundation Program is a critical component for our families. G.L.A.D. House provides two thirteen week sessions each year where families meet to improve parenting skills as well as learn more about the mental health diagnosis of their children, finances, and nutrition. Strengthening Families Program and Celebrating Families, both evidence based curricula, are used in this program.Case Management Services are in place to help families obtain the necessary supports.
The G.L.A.D. Hands Club is the long-term follow-up and support program for children who transition from the Champs Program. Children attend weekly meetings at one of the two chapters based upon their age. The program provides substance abuse education, drug refusal skills, alternative activities, education about HIV/AIDS, academic support through experiential learning activities and opportunities to meet and interact with positive peers and adults. Mental health treatment and case management services are continued as indicated. Meals and transportation are also provided. The children participate until they reach the age of 18 or graduate from high school.
G.L.A.D. House is a unique program in Cincinnati, and as far as we know in Ohio and the United States. It is unique because: it combines mental health and prevention education; it includes a family component; and it provides long-term follow-up and support.
G.L.A.D. HANDS CLUB
CROSSROAD HEALTH CENTER
Crossroad Health Center opened in 1992 with a mission to provide accessible, affordable, community-based primary health care services and mental health counseling to the residents of Over-the-Rhine and the surrounding Cincinnati communities. In 2009, Crossroad expanded services to the West Side by opening Crossroad Pediatrics West. Emphasizing individual dignity and preventive care, Crossroad has become an increasingly important community resource, serving over 6,600 patients who otherwise would not be able to afford care.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
The mission of Dress for Success Cincinnati is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
The clothing that Dress for Success Cincinnati provides for clients is not a reward or prize; it symbolizes our faith in every woman's ability to succeed.
Dress for Success Cincinnati solves the “Catch-22” that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job?
Shortly after Dress for Success Cincinnati was founded, we became well-known for providing suits to disadvantaged women returning to or entering the workforce. Although our mission has expanded, the suiting program remains a crucial part of our work and a vital first-step in a woman’s journey toward self-sufficiency.
Each Dress for Success Cincinnati client receives one suit when she has a job interview and additional work-appropriate apparel when she becomes employed.
Many Dress for Success affiliates provide more than just a suit and, when available, supply the women they serve with other pieces of clothing and accessories such as scarves, jewelry or other interview-appropriate items. Our goal is for each woman to leave Dress for Success Cincinnati with a complete outfit that will help her land a job.
After a client finds work, she can return to Dress for Success Cincinnati for her employment suiting, during which we attempt to provide her with enough additional apparel to mix and match for a week’s worth of outfits.
Women come to Dress for Success Cincinnati by referral only from a range of non-profit organizations. Each client works one-on-one with a highly trained volunteer Personal Shopper. These volunteers help our clients select professional attire and also provide support and encouragement as the women prepare for their upcoming interviews.
THE OHIO WOMEN'S NETWORK
The Ohio Women’s Network, inc. is a diverse group of professionals providing leadership in the provision of women’s gender specific and gender competent alcohol, tobacco and other drug rehabilitation programming for women; whose mission it is to strengthen collaboration and coordination among the various programs providing services to women and children; to develop and disseminate “best practices” among such programs; to improve identification and referral of substance abusing women by human services agencies; to assure women’s access to clinically appropriate prevention and treatment and to increase awareness of women’s substance abuse and effective treatment technologies. OWN is affiliated with the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction
Services. The vision of OWN is to enhance the integrity of women’s alcohol, tobacco, and other drug treatment, intervention, prevention, and recovery programs within a system that maintains accountability and value.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?
In order to continue our on-going efforts to help women find sobriety and return to the community as productive mothers and citizens, we need your support. We are always looking for businesses and individuals like you to help make this possible.
Partnerships can look different for everyone.