The department has seen a 30 percent increase in clients who lack insurance or the ability to pay for primary-care and family-support services. This two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund helps to expand the dental program and increase the days services are available, providing greater access to pediatric care for children. The fund is designed to bridge, build and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.