Community Benefit

Our commitment to building and sustaining a strong, vibrant and healthy community.

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From the very beginning, we have taken pride in being a good member of the community. As a nonprofit organization, Saint Therese pledges to act as a resource, improve access to care, identify and address evolving health care needs, and promote healthier lifestyles for seniors through health education and prevention activities.

Documenting this work is essential to earn public trust and validate our status as a nonprofit organization.

Activities for the 2015-16 fiscal year are as follows:

Spiritual care is at the center of our mission. Our pastoral care services include staff, liturgical costs and music and is paid for by donations to Saint Therese.

Through our care coordination efforts, Saint Therese trained volunteers in local parishes on how to support older adults in their community.

Saint Therese staff recruited blood donors for the Red Cross, volunteered and donated blood.

Our staff participated in trade and professional associations to expand their skills, advocate for social fairness and share their experiences and knowledge to benefit others.

Saint Therese hosted a variety of educational opportunities for local health care staff to earn continuing education units, enhance their knowledge and better serve the community.

Saint Therese donated to various community partners to support their work including: North Memorial Medical Center, North Memorial Foundation, Our Lady of Peace, Church of St. Raphael, Catholic Community of St. Odilia, Women’s Health Leadership Trust, St. Paul’s Monastery, LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Caring Fund was established to assist individuals served by Saint Therese who have outlived their financial resources. It is supported by private donations to help cover the cost of care, housing or other services on a limited, short-term basis. In 2015-16, Saint Therese gave $1,200 to tenants in need of financial assistance.

Scholarships

Youth Volunteer Scholarship
Saint Therese encourages intergenerational relationships between youth and seniors with the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award. Annually, two $2,000 educational scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of volunteers who judge essay submissions based on descriptions of the impacts of their volunteer experience.

White Rose Scholarship
Saint Therese employees were awarded more than $16,000 last year in scholarships through the Saint Therese Foundation White Rose Scholarship. We are proud to provide staff the opportunity to continue their education and improve their knowledge on caring for older adults.

Mark Stanfield Memorial Scholarship
Mark Stanfield was a physical therapist with Saint Therese Rehab (STR) at Saint Therese of New Hope who passed away in 2015. To honor his commitment to physical therapy, seniors and personal development, the Saint Therese Foundation established the Mark Stanfield Memorial Scholarship.

Recipients are full-time physical therapists nominated by their peers as someone who emulates Mark’s commitment to an exceptional level of compassionate care, as well as a drive for continued excellence. A $500 scholarship is awarded annually to be applied toward continuing education in the recipient's area of interest.