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COVID-19 Response Fund

Click Here to Make a Gift to Support Penn Foundation’s COVID-19 Response

Support for mental health services is needed now more than ever.

Penn Foundation staff is on the front lines, serving many individuals believed to be the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Your gift will help to cover costs associated with our COVID-19 emergency response, including the initiatives described below:

  • Operation Food Relief: Penn Foundation is looking to provide meal assistance for approximately 40 of our low-income clients (individuals living with mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues) who do not have access to transportation or the financial means to purchase food on their own.  
  • Masks and Personal Protective Equipment: Penn Foundation has been purchasing and accepting in-kind donations of personal protective equipment such as face masks, face shields, vinyl gloves, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes for the 175 front line workers in our 24/7 programs and essential support areas. If you are interested in donating homemade face masks, you can click here to learn more. We will also be purchasing masks for clients and staff in order to welcome individuals back to our offices. 
  • Technology Upgrades: Penn Foundation will have to purchase new equipment and technology to continue offering telehealth treatment.
  • Additional Safety Measures: In preparation for accepting in-person visits, Penn Foundation will be taking extra measures to ensure the safety and health of clients and staff, including the use of additional cleaning services and facility modifications to accommodate new social distancing best practices.

Gifts of Benevolence
With the incredible amount of change, transition, isolation, and stress surrounding COVID-19, we anticipate an even greater demand for our services than we ever imagined. This demand will be in addition to the significant growth we see on an annual basis. Reimbursement rates have not kept pace with the rising cost of treatment, an unfortunate trend that will continue even after this health crisis stabilizes. Your gift will help support these unfunded or underfunded programs for individuals who need mental health and substance use treatment services. Click here to give the gift of hope.