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Stories of Impact

Stories of Impact - 2023

VHF 2023 Fall Impact Report - stories made possible by the generosity of donors to Valley Health Foundation

Started in 2021, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Santa Clara County (CAC) is an inclusive, child-focused program supporting children experiencing physical or sexual abuse or neglect. With your support, Valley Health Foundation helped the CAC expand their staff and their space, transforming a room into additional therapy space that can be used for children and their family members, including parents, siblings, and other caregivers.

Santa Clara County’s Complex Care Services Program was launched in 2022 to provide additional individualized support for patients who need it most. Housed within this program is the Integrated Care Team (ICT) that specializes in working with patients with severe behavioral and executive functioning disorders. It is one of the only teams across the country to specifically serve this population using this innovative model.

In 2018, Josh sustained a traumatic brain injury from a biking accident while on a family vacation in Maui. His wife Mary learned about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s nationally recognized Traumatic Brain Injury Unit and Josh was transferred by medical flight from Hawaii to SCVMC. Josh spent 2 months at SCVMC’s award-winning Rehabilitation Center working with a multi-disciplinary team to regain his basic functions.

Nine-year old Nalin, joined the 3rd annual Bloom Energy & Tarana Wireless Stars and Strides Run where he rode in the helicopter and kicked off the Kids Fun Run. Nalin received life-saving care at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, for a rare and serious disorder.