May Institute Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
– May Institute announced that it has received a $50,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to expand its capability to meet the needs of military families with dependents on the autism spectrum.
The private trust was created by CVS Caremark Corporation, whose purpose is to help people on their path to better health by providing funding for initiatives that support access to healthcare and children’s programming. The grant to May Institute is one of $5.6 million in grants awarded to 66 non-profit organizations across the country as part of the 2012 CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grant cycle.
May Institute is a national provider of behavioral healthcare services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs.
Over the past five years, the Institute has built on its tradition of providing services at the point of need by establishing May Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders at more than 20 military installations around the country. This grant enables May Institute to further this mission by adding a center in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The Center is helping to meet the needs of military and civilian families in need of comprehensive autism services that are offered by highly trained, board certified behavioral therapists.
“A worldwide shortage of qualified providers and the lack of professional resources near installations mean that many children are growing up without the treatment and care that can dramatically change their lives,” explains Molly Ann McGinnis, M.Ed., BCBA, Clinical Supervisor for the new May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic in Alexandria, Va.
“May Institute understands the unique circumstances that accompany military life and the enormous impact this can have on a family caring for a child with autism. My staff and I are here to help families overcome those challenges by offering ABA services at home and at school, as well as in the community and other social environments.”
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grants were awarded to organizations aligned with CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a signature program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark, which is committed to helping children of all abilities to be the best that they can be. These organizations increase access to specialized medical and rehabilitation services and provide inclusive opportunities for physical activity, play, and social enrichment.
“We are thrilled to support deserving nonprofit organizations that share our commitment to helping people on their path to better health,” said Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. “As we strive to build healthier communities in 2013, we are honored to recognize the work of organizations that are helping to improve the quality of life for children of all abilities and making a positive impact on families nationwide.”
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust grants were also awarded in support of innovative approaches that increase access to healthcare for underserved populations, including mobile health innovations that bring healthcare services to locations where people need them most. In addition to the grants awarded by the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, CVS Caremark provided more than $3 million in 2012 to support a variety of programs focused on making a positive impact in local communities.
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. For more information, please visit www.mayinstitute.org.
About the May Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders
May Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders provide services to military dependents with autism, and to civilian families. These Centers offer comprehensive set of behavioral services to military families stationed at installations throughout the country, serving all branches of the military – Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. For more information, please contact 800. 778.7601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Inc., is a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the nation. The Trust's mission is to provide funding for health care, education and community involvement initiatives in CVS Caremark communities. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's Website, http://investor.cvs.com, or through the Website's press room, http://www.cvs.com/pressroom.