In the summer of 2012, the Rees-Jones Foundation awarded Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) a $100,000 grant to implement its Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of care initiative throughout the organization. Lyle Mason, MCH Director of Benefactor Relations, worked with other staff to submit the grant proposal.
“The grant we received from the Rees-Jones Foundation really expedited and enhanced MCH’s ability to implement TBRI agency-wide,” Mason said. “We needed to catapult the program and this funding was a conduit for helping us take it to the next level. We’re not done yet but the grant funding has been pivotal.”
Terese Stevenson and Adrian Cook, representatives from the Rees-Jones Foundation, visited MCH Wednesday to tour the Perkins Heritage Home and Waco Campus and to learn more about how the funds have been employed. The grant has allowed MCH to hire a TBRI direct care recruiter, create and purchase supplies for a sensory room in the MCH School, and provide a multitude of training opportunities for all MCH staff.
L to R first row: Jeff Creel, MCH associate administrator; Moe Dozier, MCH vice president for residential services; Terese Stevenson, Rees-Jones Foundation senior program officer; Adrian Cook, Rees-Jones Foundation research and evaluations associate; Erica Reyes-Rosas, MCH associate administrator.
L to R back row: Lyle Mason, MCH director of benefactor relations; Trey Oakley, MCH vice president for development; Tim Brown, MCH president and CEO.