I recently discovered a wonderful non-profit that provides free health care to uninsured and under-insured women and girls. They operate on a unique volunteer based model which helps them provide high quality care at a low cost. Since opening their doors in 1999, the Women’s Community Clinic has served over 20,000 women and girls with the help of 500 volunteers.
The mission of the Women’s Community Clinic is simple: to improve the health and well-being of women and girls. Given the current tough economic environment, all of us meet from time to time, women and girls in need of health care who do not know where to go. I wish I had known about this clinic a few months ago and could have referred some of my friends to them.
If you have some free time on your hands do consider volunteering at this clinic. Aside from the regular volunteer positions, the Women’s Community Clinic offers a unique Volunteer Clinician Program and a Health Worker Program. Several of their volunteers move on to careers in health care as a result of their involvement with the Clinic.
As a mother and a woman, I am glad to have found this neat little organization that takes care of women and girls in need.