Family Health Care
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.
Earlier this year- 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.
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.
Health Care works tirelessly to improve the lives of those we serve by providing compassionate quality medical care and wrap
around social services. In 2018 we provided care to more than 4,700 individuals through more than 18,000 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.