It was thrilling to celebrate two milestones in the development of the first medical home dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQ community in our state.
We were both humbled and proud to announce over $800,000 in financial support raised so far this year from four area foundations, plus grants from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Detroit Health Department. Equally exciting was the announcement by Dr. Jack Sobel, Dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine of a new LGBT medicine track in the Internal Medicine residency program to be housed at Corktown Health Center in early 2018.
As a result of these two milestones, along with five years of planning and development, we are finally able to increase access to primary and specialty care to the LGBT community in our state as well as help train the next generation of health professionals. Elder care and housing, integrated behavioral and substance abuse programs, breast and cervical cancer prevention and screening for lesbian and bisexual women, health education, and integrated HIV care are just some of the areas that Corktown Health Center can now impact.
And we cannot move to the next phase without your help.
We are seeking $200,000 by the middle of January to help purchase our building and hire a finance officer who can guide us in the crucial areas of fiscal operations, accounting, compliance and planning. This will ensure that Corktown Health Center has a permanent home and the fiscal capacity needed in order to take advantage of opportunities that emerge.
Please consider how you may help Corktown Health Center this giving season. Your one time or recurring gift will make a huge difference.
Click on the Donate Page and take a look at the option that works for you. Regardless of how you decide to make a gift, or the amount, we are truly grateful!