It is hard to believe that we are this close to the end of 2014! This has been such a huge and memorable year in the life of Health Care Center for the Homeless!
The year 2014 marked 21 years of serving Orlando and the surrounding areas with quality health services. Over those 21 years, we have evolved from one small exam room at a local homeless shelter to an established and consistent health resource for our homeless and housed but uninsured community members.
We serve over 10,000 unduplicated patients annually at our main site in Orlando, but realized those living further away needed regular services closer to home. So we opened satellite sites in Kissimmee and Sanford, focusing on primary medical care and behavioral health counseling. Along with our expansion we refreshed our clinic name and logo. Our sites are now known as Orange Blossom Family Health and are represented by a logo consisting of an orange blossom – simple and to the point.
We care for homeless and housed but uninsured patients in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties with income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Even with the Affordable Care Act under way, approximately 75% of the patients we serve do not currently qualify for coverage. Their income falls below the Insurance Marketplace guidelines and they do not fit the current Medicaid coverage categories. These community members need your help.
All of our patients, regardless of where they fall on the income spectrum, share a common goal. They want to feel better, be healthier, and improve their lives. They want, need, and deserve quality health services provided in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. And they will get all of this within our health centers. Please join us in making these goals a reality for our patients.
Every dollar you invest in our organization makes an impact on the health of someone without the benefit of health coverage. We hope you will choose to continue to support the efforts of Health Care Center for the Homeless in our mission
“to provide quality health care services that improve the lives of the
homeless and medically indigent people of our community.”
Thank you for all that you have helped us accomplish in 2014. We look forward to what we’ll accomplish together in the coming years!
Make your year-end-gift here!