The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is happy to announce that we have been awarded $23,174 in funding from Sentara Healthcare for our Skilled Career and Job Training initiative. These funds will benefit our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) participants in their efforts to make progress in several aspects of their lives, including financial wellness, higher educational achievements, higher incomes, and more job opportunities. It is no secret that higher education can come at a high financial cost. This grant will cover tuition and provide laptops for FSS participants to use for their studies.
“The recent Sentara Healthcare grant award is another excellent example of a shared vision with a critical community agency on assisting and supporting families in bridging gaps and providing opportunities for success. Special thanks to all the past and current staff, community partners, and FSS participants for the program improvements.”
– Executive Director Michael Wong
Sentara Healthcare celebrates more than 130 years in pursuit of its mission – “we improve health every day.” Sentara is an integrated, not-for-profit health care delivery system with approximately 30,000 employees (including 1,375 physicians and advanced practice providers), 12 hospitals in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina and the Sentara Health Plans division which serves over 950,000 members. Sentara is recognized nationally for clinical quality and safety, and is strategically focused on innovation and creating an extraordinary health care experience for our patients and members. Sentara was named to IBM Watson Health’s “Top 15 Health Systems” in 2021 and 2018, and was recognized by Forbes as a “Best Employer for New Grads” and “Best Employer for Veterans” in 2022, “Best Employer for Women” in 2020, and one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2018.