Mother Cabrini Health Foundation’s $1.8 Million Award Helps Expand Nurse Residency and Veterans Programs

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded us two grants for our community impact programs — a $1.5 million, multi-year grant to expand our Nurse Residency Program, which provides recent nursing school graduates with hands-on training in home health care; and a $300,000 grant to our Veterans Program, which gives specialized care and support to military veterans in home care or hospice, including help accessing their VA benefits.

The Nurse Residency Program grant, which runs through 2026, will be used to add an additional nurse cohort to the Nurse Residency Program, provide educational support for program participants and graduates, and seek program accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialling Center.

“We’re honored to have been chosen as recipients,” says Monica Cayemitte, clinical director for the program. “This grant will play a crucial role in our efforts to increase access to health care in the New York area, and to invest in the career development of the next generation of home health care nurses.”

Similarly, the 2024 Veterans Program funding will enhance our ability to support program staff in their work, increasing the program’s impact with veterans and their families across New York City’s five boroughs.

“This funding is going to help us expand all of our activities, including our direct support and advocacy for our patients who are veterans, and our partnerships with VA hospitals and other community-based resources,” notes Veterans Program Director Contessa Officer.

“The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has provided invaluable support to our mission-driven programs over the years, for which we’re incredibly grateful,” adds Catherine Callaway, senior vice president for Marketing and Development. “These grants are no exception—they’ll have a lasting impact on us and the populations we serve.”