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A Prescription for Self-Sufficiency

“Mary” first came for help while living in a battered women’s shelter. She was so debilitated by her many ailments that she could barely leave the shelter’s safety. Her conditions included asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and depression.

“Mary” first came for help while living in a battered women’s shelter. She was so debilitated by her many ailments that she could barely leave the shelter’s safety. Her conditions included asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and depression.

Without the Faith Community Pharmacy, Mary could not afford her four medications which have a retail value of $405 per month and in her weakened state, she was unable to work.

The pharmacy reviewed her needs and she was provided with all of her medications free of charge. Mary was able to recover both physically and mentally. She found employment, and now makes an average of $1,000 per month. Her life has changed in ways she didn’t think were possible when she first reached out for help.

The Saint Vincent de Paul Faith Community Pharmacy in Crescent Springs, Kentucky received a $10,000 grant from The Women’s Fund to purchase medications for their female clients. The pharmacy helps people to achieve improved quality of life and health, often enabling them to return to work or for seek employment for the first time. In 2009 more than 500 women were helped.

Ultimately, this is not simply pills or medical supplies. Programs like this help a woman become independent and achieve self-sufficiency. They create long-term change for the participants and strengthen our whole community.

The work of The Women’s Fund is made possible by the generosity of our donors. Please join us in making a difference for women and girls! 

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Learn more at cincinnatiwomensfund.org.

April 2014



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