The Endowment for St. Joseph’s is ann Investment in Individuals, their Families, and Our Communities.
As we celebrate four decades of service, St. Joseph’s is preparing for a new era of health care.
While we have held fast to our traditions and proven programs, our business model, primarily how residents pay for treatment, has evolved steadily.
When the Franciscans founded St. Joseph’s, the Friars absorbed the cost of treatment as a part of their ministry.
Beginning in 1975, however, public funding from the State of New York became an important source of our revenues. Today, nearly 85% of residents’ treatment is covered by Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care. Approximately two percent have private insurance, and just three percent are able to pay for their treatment.
This analysis does not, however, include a significant population that desires treatment but earns too much to qualify for Medicaid or cannot afford insurance.
Expressed in figures, we seek to raise an initial goal of $1,000,000 to establish a sustaining, permanent endowment to provide the gift of recovery for all who come to us for care.
Expressed in gratitude, please consider the following sentiments of a former resident,
“I am blessed, not because I woke up one day and decided to quit, I had done that many times. I am blessed because my feet landed on the most precious and sacred ground I have ever been on. I owe my life, the life of my children, and the lives of countless other people whom I certainly would have continued to hurt, to St. Joe’s.
I will never forget those brisk spring mornings, singing Amazing Grace in the chapel and knowing that it was true; that I had been found. For it is those times, and the pure gratitude for St. Joseph’s and the Friars of Atonement that keep me sober today.”
If you are considering making a gift to St. Joseph’s endowment, please contact Jim Grant at 518-891-3950 ext. 1248 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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