A fund dedicated to supporting non-profits during the pandemic has awarded a $20,000 grant to Libertae.
The Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund has made more than $180,000 available to local non-profits. Libertae, which focuses on treating and supporting women with substance abusive disorders, is the latest beneficiary.
Based in Bensalem, Liberate has not been shielded from the coronavirus pandemic. The non-profit took preventative steps.
“We are committed to our clients and delivery of care, top to bottom. We did what we needed to do to keep our clients and our staff safe. That included limiting contact, preventing spread, and providing round-the-clock care for those who tested positive,” said
CEO Nancy Wolf.
Despite its best efforts, several Libertae clients tested positive for the virus. The youngest person was only a few months old.
“During my stay at Libertae my premature son and I contracted COVID,” said a client on the basis of anonymity. “I am grateful we were at Libertae during this pandemic. The medical care we received from the nursing team while we were in isolation was amazing and there honestly is no other place I would have rather been.”
United Way of Bucks County established the Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund in mid-March. Penn Community Bank matched UWBucks’ $25,000 initial contribution to start the fund with $50,000. Since then, more than 600 individual donors and business have donated.
Anyone who wants to make a donation can do so here.