Quest for Health Equity and Kansas City charity works with homeless youth

Quest for Health Equity

Quest for Health Equity and Kansas City charity works together

Quest for Health Equity – The first-ever “Friendraiser” event was held by Serve the World Charities, Inc. (STW), which just obtained funding from Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. The purpose of the event was to generate money and publicity for STW’s aim to enable families in South Kansas City to obtain inexpensive, respectable, and long-term housing while also assisting with food distribution and organizing events that are both safe and enjoyable for everyone in the community. They aim to find homes for homeless families through their Impact Center Schools Program and put safety precautions in place so that additional families do not become homeless.

As a part of the Quest for Health Equity (Q4HE) project, Quest Diagnostics donated a grant to STW to enable them to increase their Impact Center Schools Program’s initial outreach from 25 to now reaching 50 families annually, ensuring that no child has to worry about where they will sleep at night. Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) and the Quest Diagnostics Foundation launched Q4HE, a $100+ million initiative, to support initiatives aimed at eradicating healthcare disparities that affect underserved communities across the US. Q4HE offers donated testing services, educational programmes, and funding.

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The support of Quest Diagnostics and Q4HE is much appreciated by STW Charities, according to executive director Stephanie Boydston. “This donation will really aid in removing obstacles to homelessness. Some of these obstacles have plagued families for a long time. It is encouraging to see a company that wants to help us in more ways than just money, such through volunteering. We at STW are eager to see how our partnership develops and how many students get a second chance to excel in the classroom.

A three-phase programme called Impact Center Schools helps homeless families become self-sufficient and empowered to take charge of their futures. Each stage is carefully planned to give families the tools they need to improve their lives and obtain stability through long-term, dignified housing. By 2025, this programme wants there to be no homeless pupils in the Center School District.