THE W.W. CARUTH, JR. FOUNDATION at Communities Foundation of Texas recently made a $3.5 million donation, including $1.5 million in challenge funds matched by an anonymous donor, to support the systemwide expansion of the Texas Health Resources Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. These gifts, in addition to the $1.5 million in philanthropic support from The Moody Foundation, will provide North Texas communities across a 16-county region with access to SANE services, making it one of the largest sexual assault treatment programs in the United States.
“Our SANE-certified nurses are honored to serve North Texas, providing comprehensive, compassionate care to those who have experienced the trauma of sexual assault or abuse,” said Dr. Joan Clark, senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Texas Health. “This service is an amazing asset to these communities, and would not be possible without the generosity of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation, the Moody Foundation and other community supporters. We have wanted to find a way to offer SANE services to patients across North Texas, regardless of which Texas Health hospital they choose for care, and we are thrilled that our vision has been made a reality.”