Our founder, Kim Carter, is being honored at the Women of Dignity Health Fall Luncheon by Dignity Health Foundation on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Kim is being honored because she’s a powerful leader in our community, helping to transform lives that have been impacted by poverty, marginalization, and recidivism. Kim lives out her mission daily to help previously incarcerated women get housing for themselves and their children. Her continued efforts have brought about a full housing continuum for these families.

Dignity Health Foundation initiates philanthropic initiatives and secures financial support for the Community Hospital of San Bernardino and St. Bernardine Medical Center, provides education and training needs of its workforce, and supports community health initiatives and programs. The Foundation’s mission is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by dedicating resources to deliver compassionate, high-quality, and affordable health services. They serve and advocate for those who are poor and disenfranchised; and partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

This is right in alignment with our own mission as an organization. We empower disenfranchised low-income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. Together we have helped over 1,000 women and children build a foundation for a better life through support for education, programs, and much-needed housing.

It’s no secret that our society has a crisis of disenfranchised low-income individuals and families who find it difficult to support and build a stable foundation for themselves and their family. They also don’t have access to the right education and resources to help them effectively lead and provide for their families.

Thanks to your support, our organization, and organizations like Dignity Health foundation, are able to answer the challenge facing many disenfranchised and low-income families. With your help, people like Angela and her family received the support they needed when things seemed so dire.

After losing her parents in February, Angela couldn’t keep up with all of her bills. She is a single mother of two boys and was soon kicked out of her own home. “It was like a bad dream. I’m so thankful to Time for Change Foundation, me and my boys have a home again.” Within four months of being in our program Angela gained skills and confidence to be self-sufficient again, and she even gained a full-time job and a brand new apartment.

Because of the work we do, and thanks largely in part to Kim’s leadership, Angela’s family is not only able to survive, but to thrive. We live stories like this on a daily basis. This is the kind of work we do love to do. However, we can’t continue to do this work without support from others who believe in our mission and vision of serving families.

Thank you so much for standing with us in our mission to serve others. Our only wish is to continue to increase our ability to serve and equip even more families with what they would need to live a better life.