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About Employee Giving
BMC employees touch patients’ lives at the moments when they are most vulnerable. The extraordinary effort and dedication on the part of the staff have helped to earn BMC its national reputation and ranking as one of the best hospitals in the country. Every day BMC staff members fulfill the mission of providing exceptional care, without exception to hundreds of patients and their families.
Please help to continue to build upon our success by supporting our wide range of programs and excellent standard of care. Through your generosity BMC will be able to sustain the programs we are all so proud of. By donating to any of the following programs, you are making it possible for BMC to achieve its mission every single day.
The Birth Sisters Program
Birth Sisters is an innovative program of lay community-based social support for women across the childbearing cycle. Patients are referred to the program by their prenatal providers, and generally have an increased risk for complications of pregnancy based on physical and social factors. A Birth Sister is a trained and knowledgeable community woman who: serves as a crucial link between the mother and available healthcare and social resources; fosters a loving and supportive network; and provides continuous assistance during the client’s pregnancy and conducts home visits in the postpartum period.
Cancer Care Fund
The cancer patient support services and outreach fund includes crucial but not reimbursable services for BMC patients such as culturally competent Patient Navigators to support patients after diagnosis of cancer through all phases of treatment; outreach workers to explain how uninsured individuals can receive regular and preventive health care; interpreter services; cancer support groups; care packages; transportation to appointments; complementary therapies such as massage and acupuncture; and survivors’ celebrations.
Domestic Violence Program
BMC's Domestic Violence program is a resource for patients, employees, community members, and anyone who is seeking information or help with domestic violence. Services provided include crisis counseling, risk assessment, and safety planning; goal and priority setting; accompaniment to court and other appointments; resources for housing, food, and childcare; and short- and long-term advocacy and counseling.
Elders Living at Home Program (ELAHP)
The Elders Living at Home Program provides homeless and at-risk elders with access to safe, affordable permanent housing as well as services that will help them to maintain the housing. For elderly men and women who have been traumatized by the experience of homelessness, ELAHP’s advocacy and services allow these individuals to make the journey back to the peace and comfort of a stable home.
The Kids Fund
With the help of The Kids Fund, the Department of Pediatrics is able to launch innovative programs as well as provide emergency clothing, car seats, bike helmets, asthma nebulizers, hearing aids and even summer camp subsidies – necessities that families need, but often cannot afford, to keep their children safe and healthy.
Preventive Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen
BMC’s Preventive Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen is meant to provide “prescription food” for those in need, serving nearly 85,000 patients and their families per year. The Demonstration Kitchen teaches patients and their families how to use foods from the pantry in healthy ways and provides cooking demonstrations to patients who need to alter their diets on the recommendation of their physicians.
Project ASSERT perfectly exemplifies its acronym—to innovatively improve Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment. A program of Boston Medical Center’s Emergency Department, Project ASSERT has served more than 60,000 patients and is a national model in substance abuse intervention. The team, consisting of health promotion advocates, helps patients tackle the treatment system and assists with different steps in recovery such as establishing a primary care doctor, finding a suitable detox program, assisting with shelter and providing care to prevent opioid overdose.
The SPARK Center
The SPARK Center (formerly the Children’s AIDS Program) is a model childcare program offering comprehensive, integrated, state-of-the-art services for children and families whose lives are affected by medical, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. The program serves Boston’s highest-risk children: those living with complicated medical conditions; as well as children who are involved with the Department of Social Services due to significant family and social concerns.
Violence Intervention Advocacy Program
Boston Medical Center’s VIAP Program helps guide victims of community violence through recovery from physical and emotional trauma. Using a trauma informed model of care, VIAP empowers clients and families, facilitates recovery by providing services and opportunities. VIAP presents options for families that bring hope and healing to their lives. In turn, this guidance helps strengthen others who are affected by violence and contributes to building safer and healthier communities.
Make Your Gift
Please download and complete the Payroll Deduction Form and fax your completed form to 8-8924, or mail it to Office of Development/Crosstown-1.
For one-time donations, please include this form AND check payable to Boston Medical Center. You can also make a one-time or recurring gift online by clicking here.
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