Hughes Family Assistance Fund

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The Hughes Family Assistance Fund exists to offer financial support to Liberty Hospital employees who are experiencing times of crisis, including: loss of home, a devastating illness or injury, or loss of an immediate family member. Since 2013, the fund has provided 140 employee families with over $125,000 in grants. The fund is 100% supported by donations made during the Employee Giving campaign.

Kathleen’s Story

The Legacy of Charlie Hughes

As Director of Social Services for 31 years, Charlie Hughes has been known for many things. Among the most notable; his compassion and relentless effort to better the lives of everyone he met. In honor of his retirement in 2012, the Liberty Hospital Foundation established the Hughes Family Assistance Fund. This fund will serve to celebrate and continue Charlie’s lifelong commitment to Liberty Hospital and the community of Liberty, MO.

During his time at Liberty Hospital, Charlie helped develop many essential programs, including: the Hospital Wheel Chair Van Service, Long Term Care Clinic, Hospital Home Health, and the TreeHouse at Liberty Hospital. Not only dedicated to serving patients, he created an internal Adopt-a-Family program to assist fellow employees in need during the holiday season. He has made a lasting impact on many community organizations, most notably as Board President for both Liberty Meals on Wheels and the Society for Social Work Leaders in Health Care MO-KAN chapter, who named him Hospital Social Work Director of the Year in 1990 and Social Work Leader of the Year in 2011.

Apply for Assistance

Use the button below to to complete the form for grant consideration. You will be contacted by Foundation staff within 24 hours of your application with more information.

COVID-19 Updated Funding Guidelines
(as of 11.25.2020 – effective until 6.30.2021)

  • Funding will not be awarded more than once per fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
  • The maximum funding per award will not exceed $375
  • PDO & EIB must be depleted (per latest paystub) prior to applying for Hughes Family Assistance. If the reason for application does not apply to EIB, PDO must be depleted prior to receiving assistance through the Foundation.
  • Employees receiving CARES Act funding through Liberty Hospital or Northland Healthcare Access for time off due to COVID-19 will not be eligible for funding through Hughes Family Assistance

If you have any questions, please contact Maddison Watkins at mailto: