For thousands of adults and children survivors of domestic violence who turn to Sound for support, life just got a little bit better. Cambia Health Foundation, a part of Cambia Health Solutions, recently awarded Sound’s Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team, CDVRT, a grant totaling $200,000 to continue its work. The grant will be distributed over three years beginning in December 2018 and ending in November 2020.
Sound was one of only 14 Northwest nonprofits and the only regional behavioral health organization to receive the award. Each of the organizations awarded have proven to be vital and life-altering for the people they serve.
“Cambia Health Foundation is excited to be a part of this transformative work, “said Peggy Maguire, President of Cambia Health Foundation. “We are committed to change that results in a more person-focused, economically sustainable and inclusive health care system.”
Sound’s CDVRT program, the only one of its kind in the country, is based on a unique and painstaking collaboration between mental health and domestic violence agencies, working hand in hand to provide behavioral health services to survivors of domestic violence and their children in a safe, secure and stable environment. The partnership consists of Sound, the South King County YWCA, DAWN, LifeWire and New Beginnings.
“It is deeply gratifying to see organizations like Cambia Health Foundation step up in support of worthwhile and incredible programs like CDVRT,” said Sound Chief Development Officer, Sue Bean. “This grant is a more than a financial investment. It is the source of renewed hope, second chances and a new beginning for people who often have little other options. We are so pleased to partner with Cambia to continue our work transforming lives in the community.”
Founded in 2007, the Foundation has funded over $60 million in grants to advance patient- and family-centered care for all. Cambia Health Foundation strategically invests in philanthropy to change the way people experience health care from birth to natural completion of life. Learn more at www.cambiahealthfoundation.org.