$12 million grant to help continue operation of Aunt Martha's health clinics
Federal grants totaling $12.1 million will allow Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness Center to continue operations of health care clinics, according to U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, and Aunt Martha’s.
Her office also announced that Harvey-based Family Christian Health Center has been awarded $2.2 million in federal funding.
Based in Olympia Fields, Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness operates clinics, including Chicago Heights and Joliet, for uninsured and under-insured members of the community, and the federal grants will ensure the continued operation of health care services, according to Ricardo Meza, chief strategy officer.
Services provided that will benefit from the funding including primary health care, dental care, mental health services, pediatric care and substance abuse and addiction treatment.
“The integrated health care and supportive services Aunt Martha’s provides to more than 60,000 children and adults each year would not be possible without Congresswoman Kelly’s support or the funding we receive from the Health Resources and Services Administration,” Raul Garza, Aunt Martha’s president and chief executive, said in a release issued by Kelly’s office.
Kelly’s office said that Family Christian Health Center will use the grant to help fund medical services including family practice, dental, behavioral health, pediatric services, women’s health and on-site pharmacy services.
“We are very grateful for the grant award and for the shared hard work that we’ve all done to support our community. This allows us to continue to provide quality health care to our patients and their families at our three locations in Harvey, Dolton and Lynwood,” Dr. Lisa Green, co-founder and chief executive of Family Christian Health Center, said in a news release issued by Kelly’s office.