Improving The Health Of Central Texans
There are several ways to connect with the greater Austin community through the Alliance and our Community Service committees. In keeping with the mission to assist with health related needs and to foster social networks for the families of medicine, the alliance supports the Austin community through various initiatives, such as offering support as-needed to the Volunteer Healthcare Clinic and providing hands-on volunteer opportunities with Saint Louise House, PPE delivery in partnership with the Travis County Medical Society, and immunization clinics. Beyond these groups, members can also volunteer to work on the gala committee to raise the funds needed to financially support our community partners.
St. Louise House
Saint Louise House empowers women with children to overcome homelessness by providing program participants with wraparound, case management services AND long-term stable housing. This committee of dedicated TCMA volunteers frequently comes together to create family meals for SLH families, or through various seasonal opportunities, like apartment home set-ups for new families moving in to SLH, and seasonal support for families (i.e. “Sponsor a Family For The Holidays,” furniture donations, birthday cakes, etc.).
Contact: Kelly Hyde (see membership directory)
Hard Hats For
Hard Hats for Little Heads Helmet Giveaway
A properly fitting helmet can prevent almost all head injuries, the most common cause of disability or death in a bicycle crash. Since 2016, TCMA has donated nearly 850 helmets to Travis County children, primarily through Jr. League’s Coats for Kids, People’s Community Clinic and Community Care Clinic, East Austin.
Contact: Deneitra Hutchinson (see membership directory)
Hispanic Nursing Scholarship Trust Fund of Dr. Robertos J. and Annie M. Bayardo
Two scholarships are awarded annually to incoming freshmen entering an accredited BSN program in Travis County. These scholarships are offered to Hispanic students attending the University of Texas at Austin and Concordia University, respectively.
Contact: Renee Stanley (see membership directory)
Members deliver PPE supplies to medical offices throughout the Austin area for the TCMS. This is a meaningful way to safely serve our community and help local physicians. Deliveries are scheduled weekly, on your own schedule and coordinated by a TCMS staffer. Please join us!
Contact: Mandy Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Austin Energy Regional Science Fair
The Alliance has offered annual financial support for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival since 1956. This event is one of the state’s largest regional science fairs for students, grades 3-12. If you are interested in being a judge or a volunteer, please check out their volunteer website: http://www.sciencefest.org/volunteers.
Party With a Purpose (Gala)
The TCMA Foundation works annually to raise funds to financially support our selected community partners. This event is typically held in the late Winter/early Spring.
Contact: Olguita Santiago (see membership directory)