Community Crisis/Children’s Programs Fund – benefits programs and organizations helping strengthen and support healthy families in our community like Young Families Head Start, Friendship House and Habitat for Humanity. Focusing on programs for poor and vulnerable children such as Boys and Girls Clubs, CASA, School District 2’s Angel and Homeless Children’s program are funded to help area children with their basic needs, education, health and recreation.
Tawnya Catron Castle Rock Middle School 8th Grade Counselor identified some students that needed help with basic needs. She established the Castle Rock Middle School Pantry and began supplying it with donated food, clothing, personal care items and school supplies. She found the need to be greater than anticipated. SOS Leadership Team members Susie Barbero, Heidi Saunders, Louise Jensen and Bret Miller delivered a very nice SOS Community and Children's Fund gift to help Castle Rock Pantry purchase needed items.
As it is difficult to teach hungry or cold children with insufficient school supplies and it is clear Castle Rock Middle School staff truly care about the well-being of their students, SOS was happy to help.
Rural Options Fund – SVH rural clinics’ staff in Absarokee, Cody, WY, Hardin, Laurel and Red Lodge choose a charity in their respective community to benefit by their gifts each year.
Patient Compassion Fund – covers vouchers for patient’s family members for meals, lodging and cab fare so they can remain close to a loved one in the hospital. Patient Compassion also helps patients without means purchase minor medical equipment or prescriptions so they may heal at home.
Associate Assistance Fund – assists fellow SVH employees who find themselves in crisis needing financial assistance. United Way of Yellowstone County also receives support.