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- "Onward and Upward" to increase space for dental and mental health services and to add to our parking. Please
consider a donation! (Any size $10, $100, $1,000 - even little Piglet helps Pooh!) We thank you!
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Loren Eisley was a twentieth century academic and writer. The following is a paraphrase
of a revised story that he wrote as the “Star Thrower”:
A writer, while walking along the shore early one morning, spotted a stranger repeatedly
pick starfish from the sand and throw them one-by-one into the sea. “Why are you throwing starfish into the water?”
the writer asked. The stranger answered, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. They will dry and die here.”
The writer pointed out there were thousands of starfish on the beach, one person could never make a difference."I made a difference for that one”, the stranger answered, tossing another starfish
into the welcoming sea.
The world's problems may seem insurmountable, but making a real difference is as
easy as clicking below and donating to Family Health Care's Starfish Fund.
More about the Starfish Fund
Living in poverty is difficult often with “just enough”;
just enough for the rent, just enough for the medicine, just enough for the utilities. Sometimes there comes a tipping point
– a point where is no longer “just enough”. A small misfortune may escalate to tip an individual into joblessness,
homelessness or another situation that may change a life or a family for generations.
Assistance provided at a tipping point can re-balance a life. It can help a person remain healthy, prevent loss of
a job, or keep a family in their home. Helping at the right moment may make all the difference. Help us help through the Starfish
Fund which ensures Family Health Care can be there to help when patients’ needs are immediate and there is nowhere else
Family Health Care has a tradition of providing quality health care and of truly caring
for patients, of weighing in to tip them back
*Mike was already homeless. But he had a bike that
he used to get around to his work as a temporary handyman. Then the tipping point came when he had to be in the
hospital a couple of days. When he got out, his bike and most of his other belongings had been stolen. A used
bike made the difference for Mike to get back to work
*Sandra got a new apartment, but she had no furniture for her
or the kids- they slept on the floor. Mattresses and sheets helped them get better sleep so they could perform
better in school
*Edith walked to work about a mile mostly uphill because her flat tire could not be repaired and she
could not afford a new one. As winter set in, her 6 AM walk was in the dark and cold. She thought about quitting the
cashier position she had for three years, but a new set of tires helped her stay on the job
family missed paying their electric bill and after the electricity was shut off, social services took the children
to a foster setting. Paying off what they owed helped them get their kids back.
Please consider giving to the Starfish Fund and help us help!
nearly three decades, FHC has tended to some of the sickest and poorest in the Kansas City community. We are here to help
during some of the most troubling times for people we serve.
Andrea, who is here for school in KC and a long way from her home and family in Africa, discovered
she was pregnant and came for prenatal care through FHC’s MOM Clinic (Maternal Options that Matter). She was heart-broken
and very frightened to learn that she also had HIV disease. Fortunately, she was in the right place; FHC is a leading provider
of HIV care in KC and we treated Andrea for her pregnancy and for HIV. After delivery, FHC continued to treat momma Andrea
and her baby with antivirals. After several months it is clear the baby is healthy, without HIV and only needs routine care.
Each week at FHC, staff and volunteers provide
health services, social supports and just plain caring to hundreds of folks in need in our Kansas City community. Often they
have no insurance and few resources. This year over 800 people received services through our Care Beyond the Boulevard (CBB)
homeless program. Most of the men and women CBB serves are found sleeping “rough” under bridges or in brush or
encampments in empty lots.
the safety net under the safety net in Wyandotte County FHC provides care for people with serious chronic diseases such as
Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS- Lou Gehrig’s Disease), or metastatic cancers. FHC also
cares for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and other more common chronic illnesses. Preventive care included services
last year for more than 130 pregnant women and their babies who were seen in the MOM clinic and for over 350 children.
Family Health Care works tirelessly to improve
the lives of those we serve by providing compassionate quality medical care and wrap around social services. This year we
provided care to more than 4,700 individuals through more than 15,500 visits. By achieving the FQHC Look-Alike designation
this year, we established a strong foundation for the future. But, because we continue to see so many who don’t have
insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, we really need your help to build on that foundation. Thank you for considering a year-end
or on-going charitable gift to help support our work for Andrea and her baby and hundreds, even thousands, of others.
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Family Health Care
340 SW Boulevard
KC, KS 66103
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Family Health CARE is one
of Kansas City's top non-profits listed on Guidestar (previously DonorEdge), a resource of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
Family Health Care’s financial, operational and programmatic measurements are analyzed by Foundation staff annually.
We have earned the Guidestar Gold participant level certification.
Pull with us!
a part of our strong solution.
Support for Family Health Care’s operations
and facilities, including our programs and projects, is provided by grants/donations from many individuals, corporations,
government, and foundations.
Recent major donors:
Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation
|Black Community Fund|
|Courtney Turner Trust|
|Curry Family Foundation|
Dental Foundation of Kansas|
|Entertainment Alliance Fund|
Dickinson Family Foundation|
|Gladys Kelce Trust|
|Hall Family Foundation|
|Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City|
|Hispanic Development Fund|
|J.E. and L.E.
|Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation
|Jewish Heritage Foundation|
|John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Trust|
Department of Health and Environment|
|M.R. and Evelyn
|Menorah Legacy Foundation|
|Skill Builders Fund|
T Kemper Foundation|
|Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas
|Wyandotte Health Foundation|