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Volume 7, Issue 98  |  December 9, 2022


Patrick’s Purpose announces donations to Hoag’s ASPIRE Program and Scripps College

Patrick’s Purpose Foundation has announced two major donations to Hoag Hospital’s ASPIRE Program and the Scripps College Mental Health Fund.

Thanks to many generous donors, Patrick’s Purpose is gifting $50,000 to the Hoag ASPIRE Program over the next two years. The ASPIRE program is a group-based outpatient program designed for teens who are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

The donation from Patrick’s Purpose will establish a fund in the foundation’s name to assist ASPIRE participants who need financial assistance to attend the program, as it is most often not covered by health insurance.

Patrick’s Purpose is also supporting Scripps College with a $25,000 gift to the Scripps Fund for Comprehensive Support for Current and Future Mental Health Needs. Scripps College, located in Claremont, has been a leader in the collegiate mental health space, and according to a Patrick’s Purpose spokesperson, “we are excited to help them grow their mental health resources as their needs have grown significantly due to the COVID-19 impact on mental health.” 

The Patrick’s Purpose Foundation was created to honor Patrick Turner’s legacy and character through making the positive changes that he wished for. The foundation’s aim is to promote mental wellness in schools and create a student-driven culture of kindness through educational programs and initiatives.

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