HavenHouse St. Louis/Family Centered Care Named a Mutual of America 2011 Community Partnership Award Winner

St. Louis Partnership Provides Lower-Income Families an Affordable Place to Stay While Receiving Medical Care

Nov 17, 2011, 11:07 ET from Mutual of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that HavenHouse St. Louis/Family Centered Care was named a Merit Finalist of the 2011 Community Partnership Award competition.

HavenHouse St. Louis/Family Centered Care provides lodging, care and support for lower-income patients and families traveling more than 25 miles to St. Louis for medical care. For a small fee per night, families receive a private room, two home-cooked meals a day, transportation to and from area hospitals and other vital services. HavenHouse also helps patients coming to St. Louis for longer-term medical treatment. HavenHouse's partners include YouthBridge Community Foundation, local hospitals and medical centers, and various businesses and organizations.

"HavenHouse exists because every person deserves a healthy life, the best medical treatment possible and an affordable place to stay, even when treatment takes them away from home," says Kathy Sindel, executive director for HavenHouse.

HavenHouse served more than 8,100 individuals – including 3,046 patients, most of whom were children – during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 160 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award and the 2011 winners, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.

"All of the 2011 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."

About Mutual of America

Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.

SOURCE Mutual of America