The Richard King Mellon Foundation awarded CHS $225,000 in grants to help our agency continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the recent rise in COVID-positive cases in Allegheny County, this funding cannot come at a better time. Funding will provide meals for the surge of clients seeking our assistance during the pandemic and make it possible for CHS to continue purchasing enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies needed to keep our front line staff safe. It will also allow the agency to make the operational changes necessary to adapt our services to the ever-evolving conditions of Allegheny County, as this funding will also expand access to telehealth services, a vital component to ensuring our services remain accessible to CHS clients experiencing homelessness, mental illness, an substance-use disorders. Remaining relevant to the needs of our clients is constant work, but it necessary if we are going to continue making an impact on the health of low-income and homeless communities.