The Tomball Regional Health Foundation awarded $224,696 in grants to the Lone Star College Foundation, according to an Oct. 6 press release from the campus. According to the release, the awarded funds will support the LSC-Tomball lifePATH and nursing programs.
According to the release, $122,856 was awarded to the lifePATH program for the implementation of a wraparound support coach and academic strategist, while $101,839 will go toward the purchase of health care training equipment for campus nursing programs.
“The ability to produce highly trained health care workers for our community has always been a priority for the Tomball Regional Health Foundation,” said Lynn LeBouef, Tomball Hospital Authority CEO and THRF board treasurer, in a statement. “Because of COVID-19 and the imposed quarantines, health care workers have been impacted by the restricted availability of clinical training sites to get ‘hands on’ experience with the latest technology.”
As previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper, lifePATH was launched at the LSC-Tomball campus in 2015 to provide academic services for students with executive functioning disabilities, such as autism, traumatic brain injuries and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The four-year program focuses on academic readiness, social expectations and career exploration, according to the release.
The TRHF awarded over $300,000 to the lifePATH and nursing programs in November of last year, Community Impact reported. According to the release, the TRHF has provided over $1.8 million in funding to the campus.
“Thanks to funding from Tomball Regional Health Foundation, Lone Star College-Tomball students have fewer financial barriers and more community support,” LSCF Executive Director Nicole Robinson Gauthier said in the release. “This truly is a great partnership.”