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Starfish Fund
 
 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 to turn.

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

*The Philllips 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! 


 

 

For 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.

 

As 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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Please consider giving to Family Health Care when you purchase through Amazon.

 

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5%  of the purchase price to Family Health Care. Please choose Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care to support. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com your shopping at AmazonSmile.

 

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

 

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


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.

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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
Briedenthal-Snyder Foundation
Courtney Turner Trust
Curry Family Foundation
Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas
DST Systems
Entertainment Alliance Fund
Gary Dickinson Family Foundation
Gladys Kelce Trust
Goppert Foundation
H&R Block Foundation
Hall Family Foundation
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Hispanic Development Fund
J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
Jack and Helyn Miller Foundation
Jewish Heritage Foundation
John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Trust
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
Menorah Legacy Foundation
Miller-Nichols Foundation
Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
Skill Builders Fund
Sosland Foundation
Sunderland Foundation
Sunflower Foundation
William T Kemper Foundation
Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Wyandotte Health Foundation
 


Thousands are helped through Family Health Care- Please Help us help!