A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

Posted on July 3, 2023.

One positive impact that came from the COVID-19 pandemic was the creation of the Associate Hardship Program. In 2020 The Ascension St. John Foundation provided $118,349.00 to local Oklahoma associates experiencing financial hardship in need of emergency assistance resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2020, the Ascension St. John Foundation has seen the need to continue to provide support to our associates in all times of hardship. Through its generous donors, the foundation has been able to provide $2,146,266.00 in emergency assistance to associates experiencing various types of financial hardship. 

The Associate Hardship Program’s purpose is to help associates meet unexpected and uncontrollable emergencies such as a spouse or partner’s lay off from work, additional child care expenses while associates served during the pandemic, financial assistance with rent, mortgages, utilities, groceries, medications, funerals, auto repairs, and other emergent needs. Only services considered essential qualify for the Program.  

Every dollar donated to The Ascension St. John Foundation goes to our local associates. The average award amount for Ascension St. John associates is only $466.00. A committee of local leaders at Ascension St. John Medical Center meets monthly to personally review each funding request from associates throughout Tulsa, Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Sapulpa, Nowata, Owasso, and all AMG clinic sites.   

The Associate Hardship Assistance Program will continue to provide assistance to our associates in need and to date Ascension St. John had 36 requests, 20 of which were approved, totaling over $12,000 in assistance to Ascension St. John associates.

Donate to the Associate Hardship Program at Ascension St. John today!

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