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Community Health Foundation, Inc. 

Established in 1987, Community Health Foundation, Inc. (CHI) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 and is the fundraising arm of Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI)


Funds raised by the foundation are designated for priority programs and projects advancing CHI’s mission to provide affordable quality primary and behavioral health care services to the residents of South Florida.


Gustavo Hermida, Chairman

Anthony Acevedo, 1st Vice Chair

Brodes H. Hartley, Jr.,  Treasurer

Jeffrey Coldren

Blake Hall

Joe Sullivan


Dr. Helen Bhagwandin

Arjun Saluja

Dr. Freddie Young

Proper mental health car can be life-changing for children in crisis, and for this reason, CHI has embarked on a $5.5 million capital campaign to construct the Children’s Crisis Center (CCC) which will serve children from Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. To date philanthropic support from both the private and public sectors have secured over $5 million towards the campaign leaving less than $377,748.21 left to be raised for the benefit of this community resource and our most vulnerable residents in crisis.


The CCC, an 11,400 sq. ft. single-story, 24hr in-patient facility will accommodate up to 20 children at any given time and 1,000 annually.  It is designed with a residential feel for optimal functionality and therapeutic environment. It will house a team of board-certified child/adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and clinicians ready to care for children in crisis up to 17 years of age, regardless of their ability to pay. 


Join us and be part of the solution and make your donation today at www.chisouthfl.org/give. For more information and information on naming opportunities please contact Victoria Castro, Director of Development at 786-293-5504, vcastro@chisouthfl.org. Join us and be part of the solution and make your donation today.

Helen B. Bentley

Nursing Scholarship Fund


The CHI Foundation awards three $1,000 nursing scholarships each year in honor of Mrs. Helen B. Bentley. Twelve scholarships have been awarded to stellar students who will make an important impact to the nursing profession.  Please consider donating to this fund and together we will continue to help our community’s future nurse leaders.



Victoria Bailey, student at College of the Florida Keys, pursuing ASN degree

Tiaundra Bell, student at Florida Atlantic University, pursuing BSN degree

Yavnielle Murphy, student at FIU pursuing BSN degree

Donate to Nursing Scholarship Fund

For more information

Email  chifoundation@chisouthfl.org

Or call Victoria Castro, Foundation Administrator at 786-293-5504

Donate to make a Children’s Crisis Center a reality

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