News from Grossmont Healthcare District
The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously voted to approve a grant of $9,000 to Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego County, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free emotional first-aid and support to citizens in crisis following a tragedy.
GHD said its grant will assist in covering costs related to dispatching TIPS volunteers via cell phones and pagers to cover crisis situations locally, advertising to recruit more East County volunteers, staff training and printing resource literature for Spanish speakers.
TIP, founded in 1985 by police officers and mental health workers, is a non-profit organization of specially trained volunteers who are equipped to provide personal, individual support to traumatized individuals at an accident scene to ensure their emotional well-being. TIP officials said its volunteers respond to approximately 25-to-30 calls per month, and assist more than 900 East County residents annually.
Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency formed in 1952 to build and operate Grossmont Hospital, supports various health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region, and serves as landlord of Sharp Grossmont Hospital, including ownership of the property and buildings on behalf of East County taxpayers. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors, each elected to four-year terms, who represent nearly 500,000 people residing within the District's 750 square miles in San Diego's East County. For more information about GHD, visit www.grossmonthealthcare.org.
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