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Bread for the City Inc.

Washington, D.C.



The free clinic provides vulnerable residents with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical care and legal and social counseling. Strained by a 50 percent increase in patient visits, the clinic is using this two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund to maintain its level of services, improve patient care and advance professional staff development. 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.