Intero Foundation Awards Grant to Pathways Hospice KIDS Program

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The Pathways KIDS program is a specially trained home health and hospice medical team for children with life threatening illnesses. Available on call 24 hours a day for consultation or home visits when needed, the Pathways KIDS Team addresses the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of each family.

From left to right: Barbara Burgess, CEO, Marisa Balogh, Pathways KIDS Program Manager, Sandra Coolidge, Vice President of Admissions, Public Relations and Philanthropy at Pathways Home Health & Hospi

When a child is diagnosed with a very serious illness, making the right decisions can be hard. The Intero Foundation grant will help Pathways provide care and guidance to families facing very difficult and confusing times,

The Intero Foundation has awarded Pathways Home Health & Hospice, a home health, palliative care and hospice agency, a $3,500 grant in support of their Pathways KIDS program. Pathways KIDS provides health care and home visits for children with serious illnesses.

“Helping children in our communities is the primary goal of the Intero Foundation,” said Kraig Constantino, Foundation Ambassador and Event Coordinator at Intero Foundation. “With our focus on youth and children, the Pathways KIDS program is an ideal match for our grant and support.”

The Pathways KIDS program is a specially trained home health and hospice medical team for children with life threatening illnesses. Available on call 24 hours a day for consultation or home visits when needed, the Pathways KIDS Team addresses the physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual needs of each family. The team includes the resources of a certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician and pediatric specialty nurses to provide pain and symptom management.

“When a child is diagnosed with a very serious illness, making the right decisions can be hard. The Intero Foundation grant will help Pathways provide care and guidance to families facing very difficult and confusing times,” said Sandra Coolidge, vice president of admissions, public relations and philanthropy. “With their support our Pathways KIDS team will be able to attend to the special needs of these vulnerable children and their families in our community.”

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 37 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2013 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.

For more information about Pathways services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/

About the Intero Foundation
The Intero Foundation is a non–profit organization founded in 2002 that has raised more than $3 million to benefit children living in the communities we serve. When Intero Real Estate Services was founded just twelve years ago, its founders set out to create a company that was different. That difference would be based on values. One of those values is Commitment.

The Intero Foundation is the vehicle for expressing a meaningful and sustained commitment to our community.

To date, the Intero Foundation has lent its support to over 160 local charities – organizations that range in size and mission, but all work to positively impact the growth and well-being of children by enhancing their education and personal development.

The Intero Foundation is funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents – each of whom are vested in the health of the communities in which they work and live. Several Intero Founders, including President & CEO Tom Tognoli, COO John Thompson, and Gino Blefari, alongside Intero Foundation President Cathy Jackson, provide strategic guidance. All members of the Intero community – executives, staff and agents – donate their time to further the Foundation’s mission.

Intero has become a large organization, but not too large to remember that they are part of something still larger: a community to which we must give in order to receive. To learn more, please visit http://interofoundation.org/.

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