Providing for the healthcare needs of people throughout Northern Indiana
Franciscan Health provides a full spectrum of behavioral health services that focus on treating the whole individual: mind, body and spirt. Many people dealing with behavioral health issues such as family difficulties, career pressures, anxiety, depression or a loss of self-worth, can get better with the help of Franciscan Health’s dedicated behavioral health team. Your support will go a long ways toward helping them take that first crucial step: finding the help they need to return to a normal life.
COVID-19 Franciscan Preparedness & Response Fund
As the world responds to COVID-19, the Franciscan Health Foundation has created the Preparedness & Response Fund to support our response to this public health crisis.
Gifts to this fund will help address the urgent need for supplies and equipment in our healthcare facilities – items that will protect and care for our patients, staff and overall community. Our skilled teams have assessed and will continue to determine what is needed in this rapidly evolving situation. Your donation will have a direct impact.
Some examples of the equipment already identified include ventilators, oxygen concentrators, ultraviolet (UVC) robots that can assist with disinfecting efforts and medical supplies and equipment to outfit expanded patient care areas currently being prepared in advance of a patient surge.
As time passes and this current public health crisis fades, this fund will continue to provide preparedness and response assistance to natural disasters, emerging disease outbreaks or bioterrorist threats.
Among all the treatments and breakthroughs our doctors have made in managing side effects and treating cancer, the support and bond that brings us together is what makes us human. Our assistance extends to those who not only need emotional support, but financial as well. This is all part of why Franciscan Health is at the forefront in the fight against cancer.
A trusted leader in faith-based, integrated healthcare, Franciscan Health brings together the latest technology, innovative procedures and highly skilled and compassionate employees to serve our patients. Your gift to any of our hospitals helps us continue “Christ's Ministry in our Franciscan Tradition" by serving everyone with respect and compassion.
Center of Hope
When a sexual assault victim arrives at the Center of Hope, they are arriving at a safe, secure, calm and compassionate place. Our specially trained nurses, certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), help the victims relax and begin focusing on recovery. Your support for this center helps people heal emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Community Health & Wellness
This fund assists the most vulnerable populations in the communities we serve by providing educational programming around social justice and improving health equity, interventions designed to improve access to basic needs and health services, like food and health screenings, and furthering our work on building resilient families and communities.
Creating Positive Relationships Program
Your gift to the Creating Positive Relationships program in Northern Indiana helps teens resist peer pressure, improve self esteem and make healthy choices in peer relationships. At the core of both the middle school and high school program is the message that postponing sexual activity until marriage is the healthiest choice.
Dr. John Lanman Clinic
Your gift to the Dr. John Lanman Clinic in Hammond, Indiana gives free primary health care to uninsured patients living below the poverty line. This volunteer-based clinic continues to see growth in number of patients and level of need and is our response to God's call to minister to the sick and neglected.
Employee Emergency Fund
No one should have to make a choice between buying food for their table or dealing with an unexpected financial emergency. The Franciscan Health Employee Emergency Fund helps in times of unexpected need with interest-free loans. Please help support this safety net for our employees.
Employee Wellbeing Fund
On average, one-third of our lives are spent at work. And maintaining a personal state of wellbeing while at work is critical. That’s why the Franciscan Health Foundation has established the Employee Wellbeing Fund. With this new fund, we will provide outlets for employees to manage and overcome signs of burnout, improve care delivery and supply opportunities for mental escapes encouraging mindfulness, creativity and fun.
The Grace Project assists families affected by the opiate crisis and has one purpose - deliberate acts of kindness. Your gift can provide formula and diapers, help with bills and enroll mom and dad in parenting classes. Extending grace motivates parents to stay employed, progress in their recovery and give their baby the best possible start in life.
The Medical Mission Fund helps bring healing and hope to those living in remote countries, such as Haiti, Guatemala, French Guiana and Kenya. Your support makes it possible for Franciscan Health employees who would like to join a medical mission trip led by a member of the medical staff, but lack the financial resources to participate.
Neonatal Intensive Care
When babies are born prematurely or with special health needs, they require specialized care. Franciscan Health's Neonatal Intensive Care units provide the expert care and state-of-the-art technology needed to treat some of the most vulnerable newborn babies. Your gift to this unit is a gift to families in a time of crisis.
Our 4,500 Franciscan Health nurses serve on the front lines of patient care by providing safe, compassionate, quality care to patients and their families. But the field of nursing is ever changing and it is critical that our nurses receive continuing education. That is why we created the Nursing Excellence Fund. Your support will go towards continuing education and training as well as resources to combat burnout and compassion fatigue.
Nursing Scholarships & Funds for Clinical Education
In addition to the advancement of medicine, we believe in the advancement of people. We encourage Franciscan Health employees to pursue educational opportunities, so they may bring the most current and comprehensive care to their patients. Your gift enables the enrichment of their lives and the lives of their patients.
Palliative & Hospice Care
Help give terminally-ill patients dignity, peace and comfort in their final days. Your gift helps meet a growing need for high quality, end-of-life care. Franciscan Hospice affirms and celebrates life and regards dying as a natural process, recognizing every person has the right to die with dignity, peace and comfort.
Patient Assistance Fund
When someone is going through an illness, things at home can suffer because of additional expenses for medication, lodging, travel, food or clothing. Gifts to this fund provide comfort and assurance to Franciscan Health patients and their families during their most vulnerable times.
Prenatal Assistance Program
Prenatal care is very important for the health of both the expectant mother and her baby. This Northern Indiana program provides vital prenatal care and outreach to expectant mothers with limited family income. Your support gives them pregnancy education and access to public assistance programs, as well as community and hospital services.
Spiritual Care is at the core of our mission and values. Your gift supports training and professional development for Franciscan Health chaplains. This fund also helps our chaplains respond to patients who lack financial resources for necessities like clothing and transportation.
St. Clare Food Pantry
The St. Clare Food Pantry, located inside the St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, is stocked with free non-perishable items, hygiene products, laundry detergent and dryer sheets. Patients in financial need, including Prenatal Assistance Program clients, utilize the Food Pantry. It costs an average of $2,000 per month to fully stock the pantry shelves, and the Food Pantry serves an average of 490 clients each year.
St. Francis Center
Behavioral issues stemming from a wide range of causes can be particularly devastating to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18. There is a growing need for residential programs targeted to this vulnerable age group. Your gift to this Dyer, Indiana-based center supports a residential treatment program with a highly-structured and controlled environment.
Volunteer Advocates for Seniors & Incapacitated Adults
Senior citizens or incapacitated adults without the support of nearby family, need an advocate to make sure they have access to the care they need. Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program in Northern Indiana trains volunteers to become temporary legal guardians for patients in these special circumstances who have no support structure of family or friends to speak for them.
Women & Children
Franciscan Health partners with women and children through every phase of their life. Your gift helps us provide free educational opportunities and health screenings in the community as well as special nursery equipment to provide a smoother and safer transition for babies born prematurely in our family birthing centers.