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Caridad Center Inc.

Boynton Beach, Fla.



The largest safety net provider in Palm Beach County, Caridad’s Health Clinic offers medical, dental, educational-enrichment and community-outreach services to an ethnically and economically diverse population of uninsured and working-poor families. A two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund supports the clinic’s operating expenses and helps it meet the increased demand for services. 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.