Since 1868, the St. Joe Foundation’s sponsor, The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, has had a long tradition of supporting access to healthcare for the most vulnerable. The St. Joe Foundation believes that each person has rights and responsibilities and must be respected and treated fairly. One significant way the Foundation realizes this is by assuring that everyone in the community has access to quality healthcare regardless of their ability to pay.
Nearly 10% of Hoosiers were uninsured in 2018, and the highest percentage of those in Allen County who are uninsured are in the 46802, 46803, and 46806 ZIP codes. Minority populations also have high percentages of those who are uninsured; we know that nearly 30% of the Hispanic population is uninsured, and 17% of the Black population is uninsured.
We are motivated to support programming so that all lower-income residents (especially Spanish-speaking Hispanic individuals and those living in 46802, 46803, and 46806) will have access to free or low-cost, quality healthcare, enabling them to improve their health and hope for their future.
Some of the strategies we are supporting include:
- Community Health Resource Directories
- Vulnerable Populations Report Local data on refugees and immigrants
In addition, area organizations may apply for a grant from the Foundation to help lower-income residents access affordable, quality healthcare. Learn more about the Foundation’s work in this area through our Access to Healthcare Community Reports and Grantee Stories.