The Kim Foundation awards annual program grants to organizations that carry out innovative, sustainable mental health and suicide prevention programming. We are proud to support these organizations and applaud them for their vision and commitment to improving the lives of individuals impacted by mental illness and suicide.
Organization Name: CRCC
Mission: The Mission of CRCC is to provide comprehensive care and family services and support to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged, and mental health/behaviorally diagnosed children and their families. CRCC provides services that evoke maximum potential and give parents real hope for the future.
Funded Program Description: CRCC requested $50,000 for our School Based Mental Health Program. $25,000 for operations to expand programming in Millard High Schools and Omaha Public Special Education School Transition Age Program including: offering Group Therapy, Classroom Presentations, and Crisis Support at no cost to families. We requested an additional $25,000 for our Behavioral Health Patient Assistance Program. Our goal is to never turn away a client due to the inability to pay. Millard Public Schools have reported that the lack of insurance or high deductibles are barriers for families to receive services.
Organization Name: OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
Mission: OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally, respectful, and quality health care with special attention to the undeserved.
Funded Program Description: With funding from The Kim Foundation, OneWorld employs a behavioral health therapist who meets with South High School students to discuss their responses to the evidence-based Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) that addresses social determinants of health such as nutrition, shelter, safety, and mental health including suicidal ideation and self-harm. OneWorld administered the RAAPS at South High School where 80% of students were Hispanic in the 2017-2018 school year. Hispanic youth are less likely to have access to high quality health care and are more likely to engage in suicidal ideation, attempt suicide, and complete suicide than their peers.