MBA Opens Doors Foundation Announces Alliance with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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WASHINGTON D.C. (December 18, 2019) – The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced a new alliance with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), establishing Opens Doors’ first collaboration with a Pennsylvania-based hospital. As part of the alliance, Open Doors will work with CHOP social workers to identify families with critically ill or injured children in need of mortgage or rental payment assistance as potential grant recipients.

The Opens Doors-CHOP alliance is made possible by a financial commitment of $800,000 over four years from Freedom Mortgage and Radian Group Inc.

“As Opens Doors continues to grow, we are thankful to Radian and Freedom for their gracious support. I, along with Opens Doors President Deborah Dubois, look forward to helping families through this alliance,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, President and CEO of Pulte Mortgage and Chairman of the foundation’s Board of Directors.

CHOP represents one of Opens Doors’ largest network hospitals with 564 in-patient beds and more than 1.3 million outpatient visits a year.

“The financial impact of caring for a critically ill child can be devastating to families,” said JoAnn Duffy, Director of Social Work at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “The MBA Open Doors Foundation helps to alleviate some of this stress, allowing families to stay in their homes while they manage the multiple challenges associated with illness and hospitalization. We extend our deepest appreciation to Freedom Mortgage and Radian Group Inc. for helping our patient families access this very important program.”

Radian and Freedom’s multiyear support guarantees that Opens Doors will be able to help families in need from Philadelphia and across the country for the foreseeable future.

“I am thrilled to connect and support the Opens Doors Foundation with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” said Stan Middleman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Freedom Mortgage. “Freedom Mortgage is proud to back this program and help families find some financial comfort during heartfelt and challenging times. Children are our greatest joy.”

“We are excited to come together with MBA Opens Doors Foundation and launch our alliance with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” said Rick Thornberry, Chief Executive Officer at Radian. “The City of Brotherly Love is home to Radian, and we are honored to bring this collaboration to our region to help serve families in the greater Philadelphia area. Together, we will help more families stay in their homes while their child is in treatment.”

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