Changing Lives: Health

In the early 1900's, Anna Frothingham volunteered for organizations that fought for the rights of women. When she died at the age of 90 in 1939, she left a major bequest to the Permanent Fund for Boston. Today, Anna is helping Ingrid Trench build a healthier life for herself and her children with the help of a group called Health Leads.

Former Boston Foundation Program Officer Allison Bauer: "Not only do the doctors that Ingrid sees prescribe her medicine when needed, but more importantly, they give her prescriptions for things like child care, food, food stamps -- which are all the very things that she needs in order to stay healthy and to do what the Boston Foundation is aiming to do: create healthy people and healthy places."