Standing shoulder to shoulder to build a stronger community.
Shoulder to Shoulder (S2S) supports communities with meaningful one-time assistance to address urgent needs.
Upward Health provides far-reaching support for patients’ physical, behavioral, and social needs. However, field staff often encounter distressing situations that normal interventions are unable to address.
The purpose of S2S is to assist with these types of needs for disadvantaged individuals in the communities we serve.
- Shoulder to Shoulder was founded by Upward Health executives, who remains closely involved though the majority of board members are independent.
- 100% of the money raised by Shoulder to Shoulder goes to individuals in need. Upward Health covers all administrative costs for the foundation.
- Grants to individuals undergo a unique and rigorous vetting and follow-up process given close relationships that Upward Health staff have with many of the recipients.