Carol Campbell, our former Foundation Board Chair, who passed away last month, was all in on The Floating Hospital’s mission. After hearing one of our patients speak at the hospital’s 2015 summer benefit, she implored a friend, a Floating Hospital employee, saying, “Tell me what I can do, how I can help — I’ll do anything."
With the stubborn shadow of covid still lurking, challenges have continued to arise as we take on new endeavors and seek to expand our existing services. Yet, despite our challenges, we were able to make exciting moves forward thanks to the kindness and support of our friends and donors, and the commitment of our staff.
Teens coming to The Floating Hospital often face life issues that can derail their futures. This is why Camp Rise Up has become an integral part of what we offer.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Sarajane Brittis has used her skills as an employment sociologist to help the incredibly diverse management staff at The Floating Hospital communicate and work together toward shared goals.
Thanks to patients like Tameka Cooke who shared their experiences at our June fundraiser, we were able to fund and launch a life-skills counseling program to help women with complex housing and insurance applications, school enrollments, and link up to supportive benefits.