Texas CASA is excited to announce we’ve been awarded a $50,000 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) grant by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX)! These funds will support Texas CASA’s work to advance the mental health and safety of Texas children in foster care.
“We are grateful to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas for their longtime partnership with the CASA community,” said Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs. “This grant will help us continue to bring our best advocacy forward for Texas children and families impacted by foster care, at a time when supporting our communities is more critical than ever.”
Launched in 2011, HKHF started as a three-year project designed to improve the health and wellness of at least one million children through community investments. The program was extended as BCBSTX’s ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of the children and families across Texas.
“This year’s grant process was especially important given the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sheena Payne, BCBSTX’s director of Community Investments. “So, we are happy to award these grants that will support and nurture meaningful and transformational projects across Texas. Strategically, it is also important that we continue to aid community-based organizations that are directly supporting children and families who have been impacted by the health, economic, and social implications of this pandemic.”
The HKHF program – which centers on nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management and supporting safe environments – has awarded $14 million in funding and impacted the lives of close to three-million children and their families in Texas.
Thank you, BCBSTX, for your continued partnership with Texas CASA and your commitment to the health and safety of Texas children and families!