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News Room: Street of Hope Fund Supports Young Mothers and Abuse Survivors

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Edgewood, KY—
Recognizing the needs of women and children who may seek care at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Street of Hope Fund has been created at the St. Elizabeth Foundation through the generosity of Paul Street in memory of his wife Janet Street. The purpose of the Street of Hope Fund is to provide financial support for medical and supportive care to young mothers, their family members, and abused women and children during the difficult times they may be experiencing during or immediately following their treatment at St. Elizabeth Healthcare facilities.

This legacy fund is intended to honor the memory of Janet Street and the St. Elizabeth staff members who cared for Janet during her lengthy illnesses. The fund is also designed to serve as a sign of hope to women and their children, letting them know that support and care is available for them during their difficult times.

The Streets wanted to recognize doctors Lee Colglazier, Vidya Devarajan, Doug Flora, Robert Klickovich, Jeffery Pilger, Issac Thomas, Clay Willmott, the nursing staff on floor 7D, the nursing staffs of the MICU and SICU, the IV therapy staff, and the respiratory therapy staff.

Janet Street was a loving, caring person who personally dealt with a difficult childhood and teenage years, which she did not allow to deter her. She completed her GED, later received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and completed a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. Janet also served for a number of years as the director of an adult education program in Scott County. In addition to her personal commitments and many creative talents, she strongly believed in generosity, supporting an abused women shelter in Northern Kentucky, food banks in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and the Grant County Animal Shelter.

Janet’s husband of 24 years, Paul Street, wishes to honor her and her caregivers by providing a legacy that will live on to support those who might face challenges similar to those Janet courageously faced during her lengthy illnesses.

The fund will help support the Nurse Family Partnership program at St. Elizabeth, social work support for mothers and children, and regional abuse-related training classes in the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and Developing Options for Violent Emergencies (DOVE) programs.

“The Street of Hope Fund is an extremely generous gift to our most vulnerable patients and families within our community,” says Laurie Conkright, Director of System, Women and Children’s Services at St. Elizabeth. “The stress and strain associated with a healthcare crisis is unbearable for many families. To add a financial burden to this stress and strain is very difficult and more than many families can effectively cope with. The Hope Fund will provide support and help our families in time of need.”

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