VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Partners with Stratton Foundation in Feed the Community Initiative

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is pleased to partner with the Stratton Foundation, a community-based non-profit organization caring about the health and welfare of children and families in Southern Vermont. Through the Stratton Foundation’s “Feed the Community” initiative and outreach in times of crisis, the agency received $2000 in gift cards for groceries and gas. The cards will be distributed to patients served in Arlington, Danby, Dorset, Manchester, and Sunderland.

“Our care teams see firsthand the effects of poverty, the pandemic, and inflation,” said Sara C. King, CEO. “This generous gift for our patients who face financial challenges and hardships will provide some relief in these challenging times.”

“We are pleased to partner with community agencies like the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region,” said Tammy Mosher, Executive Director of The Stratton Foundation. “By partnering with agencies on the frontlines of serving the community, we know this gift will help those in need.”

The Stratton Foundation is providing $120,000 worth of grocery and gas cards throughout southern Vermont, working closely with schools and organizations for distribution.

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is one of the State’s largest home health and hospice service providers. Last year, 3,900 individuals received services from the agency, from newborns to individuals over 100.

About the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Founded in Rutland, Vermont, the VNAHSR has grown to include locations throughout Bennington and Rutland Counties. VNAHSR is a non-profit, Medicare-certified home health and hospice agency delivering a wide range of advanced medical care with compassion, dependability, and expertise to people of all ages.

With office locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 250 trusted health professionals and caregivers committed to providing exceptional care to patients and families.

Proud of our national reputation for quality care, VNAHSR is highly rated for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite. This market-leading review identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.

About The Stratton Foundation

Founded in 1996, a small group of community-minded individuals shared a common love for the Stratton Mountain community and joined together with a goal to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work, and raise their children in southern Vermont.

The Stratton Foundation was formed to support local non-profit organizations that enhance opportunities for all working and living in the mountain communities. Over time, the Foundation realized a more focused mission to care for those most vulnerable, contributing $2,000,000 to support programs and organizations that execute critical services. The Foundation also functions in a leadership role to create programs and facilitate partnerships to deliver on its mission and pursue a vision to end the cycle of generational poverty.

In 2011, the Stratton Foundation launched the Hurricane Irene Relief Fund, raising $430,000 to help families and businesses devastated by the storm, and the COVID-19 Relief Fund, distributing over $425,000 to help those impacted by the socio-economic burden of the pandemic.

The Foundation’s success depends on the generosity of its members, both individual and corporate, area businesses and service organizations, sponsors, and the Stratton Mountain Resort.  To learn more, visit strattonfoundation.org