State Sen. Patricia Bates Speaks At A Grant Announcement Event Today At Fisher Children's Center At Camp Pendleton. The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, United Health Foundation And Fisher House Foundation Are Collaborating To Increase Capacity And Enhance The Curriculum Of The Fisher Children's Center At Camp Pendleton (Photo: Sandy Huffaker).

The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, United Health Foundation and Fisher House Foundation are collaborating to increase capacity and enhance the curriculum of the Fisher Children's Center at Camp Pendleton.

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State Sen. Patricia Bates speaks at a grant announcement event today at Fisher Children's Center at  ...

State Sen. Patricia Bates speaks at a grant announcement event today at Fisher Children's Center at Camp Pendleton. The Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton, United Health Foundation and Fisher House Foundation are collaborating to increase capacity and enhance the curriculum of the Fisher Children's Center at Camp Pendleton (Photo: Sandy Huffaker).

The organizations today announced a $150,000 grant from United Health Foundation to fund the initiatives over the next year. The collaboration among the nonprofits will help more military families access affordable and quality child-development programs at the base.

About Armed Services YMCA The Armed Services YMCA has served military members and their families for more than years 150 years, dating back to the Civil War. The organization supports more than 500,000 young enlisted soldiers, sailors, airmen, and their family members each year. The Armed Services YMCA strengthens our military family by providing programs and services that advance healthy living, promote youth development and increase military family resilience. The Armed Services YMCA is able to support so many deserving military members and their families through the continued support of individual and corporate donors. To learn more, please visit asymca.org.

About Fisher House Foundation Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans' families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans' families an estimated $360 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

About United Health Foundation Through collaboration with community partners, grants and outreach efforts, United Health Foundation works to improve our health system, build a diverse and dynamic health workforce and enhance the well-being of local communities. United Health Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, United Health Foundation has committed nearly $358 million to programs and communities around the world. We invite you to learn more at www.unitedhealthgroup.com/SocialResponsibility.

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