Grantor Name: Tohono O’odham Nation
Program Name: H.O.P.E Services Client Care Program
Grant Amount: $25,000
Recipient Name: Arizona Burn Foundation
Overview of Use of Funds: Good Works Grant Writing is excited to congratulate our client, Arizona Burn Foundation (ABF), for being selected to receive a $25,000 grant from Tohono O’odham Nation! This generous tribal grant will support ABF’s H.O.P.E (Helping Others, Promoting Empowerment) Services Client Care Program. Working with fire departments across the state, including the Tucson Fire Department, H.O.P.E. reaches out to burn survivors and their families throughout Pima County. While being treated at Banner University Medical Center Tucson, patients and their families receive help from the H.O.P.E. Client Care Manager with lodging, transportation, food vouchers, emotional support, and emergency financial assistance all at no cost. After being discharged from the hospital, more long-term recovery care begins. Tohono O’odham funding will help ABF’s H.O.P.E. Program to reach more burn survivors and their families residing in Southern Arizona through their free recovery services delivered this year.
Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: According to the American Burn Association, every 60 seconds someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment. Burns and scalds are the fourth leading cause of accidental deaths among children. According to the National Institute for Health, “the most common psychological problems faced by burn injury patients are pain, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, concern about bodily disfigurement, social isolation, and financial burden due to the prolonged duration of hospitalization and treatment required. Resolving the psychological problems that affect burn injury patients leads to a greater enhancement of their quality of life and wellbeing.” For these reasons, ABF’s collective efforts are to be available to people who suffer a burn injury and stay with them on their journey to recovery and beyond. H.O.P.E. social workers are equipped to handle the stress and aftermath of a burn injury for people of all ages, committed to making the journey of the burn victims they serve as positive and hopeful as possible.