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Giving Guide 2020

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16 Giving Guide 2020 Worcester Business Journal www.wbjournal.com Family Health Center of Worcester 1) Provide the highest quality, culturally-competent and culturally- affirming, patient-centered health care home and become the provider of choice for residents in our service area; 2) Create an atmosphere of wellness, therapeutic healing, positive customer service, and open accessibility; 3) Ensure that the organization is financially stable, operationally efficient, and well-managed in the Accountable Care Organization environment; 4) Be the employer of choice for diverse and talented staff in all areas of the organization; 5) As an academic health center, continue to lead the field in health care workforce development, education, and training through residency programs and internships; 6) Enhance access to healthcare and wraparound services to patients and families experiencing homelessness through our Worcester Health Care for the Homeless programs in collaboration with the City of Worcester and other community partners; 7) Enhance collaborations and strategic partnerships to strengthen the mission of the organization and the quality of patient services offered to all of our patients. Louis Brady President/CEO Lynda Rowe InterSystems MISSION STATEMENT SERVICE AREA: Family Health Center of Worcester serves Greater Worcester and South Worcester County. Family Health Center provides care in 17 locations, with a main site in downtown Worcester and satellite sites in Southbridge, Millbury and Webster. To improve the health and well-being of all residents in the Greater Worcester area, especially culturally diverse populations, by providing access to affordable, high-quality, integrated, comprehensive, and respectful primary health care and social services, regardless of patients' ability to pay. The top three funding sources for Family Health Center of Worcester are the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. These entities provide 30% of Family Health Center of Worcester's operating budget. TOP FUNDING SOURCES: Lynda Rowe, Chairperson Joseph Scardino, Esq., Vice Chairperson John True, Treasurer Janice MorganJones, Clerk Lisa Beittel Afia Brayie Ossei John Congdon Donald Grant Nancy Jones Monica Escobar Lowell Philp Magnusson Peter Martin, Esq. Ellen More, PhD Rev. Dr. Sarai Rivera Doreen Samuels Margaret Sellers Family Health Center of Worcester 26 Queen Street Worcester, MA 01610 Phone: 508-860-7700 www.FHCW.org Full-time employees: 395 Annual revenues: $46,710,911 Year founded: 1972 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Esther Faith Tendo Anna Whitted Rubin Williams FUTURE GOALS Family Health Center of Worcester offers unpaid internships and volunteer opportunities for college students, adults, and working professionals in a variety of areas throughout the health center. Family Health Center was selected as a Commonwealth Corps host site for service interns. Family Health Center's volunteer Board of Directors and committees are comprised of 51% patients/clients of the health center, and 49% community volunteers. Additional volunteer opportunities include volunteering at Art in the City and other community events hosted by Family Health Center. For more information, please call our Development Office at (508) 860-7951. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS: Family Health Center of Worcester is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family Health Center provides assessment, testing, contact tracing, and care management for patients who may be successfully treated outside of the hospital. Family Health Center's Worcester Healthcare for the Homeless staff are working in collaboration with the City of Worcester to care for the unique needs of our patients experiencing homelessness, including providing access to COVID-19 assessment, testing, and treatment. During this time, we continue to provide vital health care, behavioral health services, substance use disorder treatment, and dental services to our patients. Family Health Center is in need of personal protective equipment, including N95 masks and other supplies, and monetary donations to support health center operations. Family Health Center of Worcester offers invaluable, integrated health and social services to thousands of people in the Worcester community. Family Health Center is committed to providing care for underserved populations, including families and individuals experiencing homelessness. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Family Health Center has shown its resiliency and continues to provide essential health services to our most vulnerable community members. Good health allows our patients to be productive in all aspects of their lives, and as such, the health center is a core part of the fabric of the Greater Worcester community. – Lynda Rowe, Board Chair Family Health Center of Worcester relies on the generosity and support of the community to fund critical health services for low- income, uninsured or underinsured families and individuals. Family Health Center offers online opportunities for giving, including our current COVID-19 Emergency Response appeal and other special appeals conducted throughout the year. Contributions to our annual holiday appeal help support the health and well-being of our entire community. Family Health Center also accepts donations of new items for our low- income, homeless, or refugee patients, including personal hygiene supplies (e.g. soap, razors, shampoo), newborn essentials, and cold weather garments such as mittens, hats, socks, and scarves. Please consider a special gift to help sustain Family Health Center's services to the community in the future. Bequests are gifts made through a will that may support the entire health center or one of our programs. Please consult your attorney or estate planner to discuss your wishes. To donate to Family Health Center, please send your check to: Family Health Center of Worcester, P.O. Box 20205, Worcester, MA 01602 or donate online at http://www.fhcw.org/Donate. Family Health Center offers corporate sponsorship opportunities through our signature fundraising gala Art in the City (www. ArtintheCity.org) and other community events. For more information, please call our Development Office at (508) 860-7951. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

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