When you are looking for options when you or a family member needs medical care, where do you turn? Many in Siouxland community look to the Siouxland Community Health Center (SCHC) for their care.
Why is that? Because you know at SCHC that you will receive top-notch medical care and be seen by a dedicated and compassionate health professional in a warm and caring environment. Your generous support of the Siouxland Community Health Center has assisted us in providing health care to over 29,000 patients during the last year. The number of patients who have chosen the health center as their medical home continues to grow at both our Sioux City and South Sioux City locations.
The Siouxland Community Health Center is an extraordinary place. Here are just a few of our accomplishments this past year:
- Projected to have over 86,000 medical visits and 19,000 dental visits (both numbers continue to increase every year)
- Projected to fill more than 125,000 prescriptions in our in-house pharmacy;
- Began use of a mobile shower unit and began providing warm showers to homeless individuals in our community. Over 300 showers were given this past summer!
As we approach the end of the year, we come to you with a request for support. Our request is modest, and any gift means a great deal to us. The enclosed pledge card provides a list of several different funds and options. Every dollar we raise goes to support the patients in our care. Thank you in advance for your kind consideration. Your donation helps to make our community healthier, one person at a time. Right here. Right now.
There are many ways to support the Siouxland Community Health Foundation:
The Siouxland Community Health Center has established an in-house resource for adults and children who are in desperate need of new or clean clothes.
It is not at all unusual to see patients young and old come to a doctor’s appointment in clothes that are well beyond their useful life. To see a young child in torn or dirty clothes or a senior citizen with no socks in the dead of winter is sad and unfortunate.
In response to this need, the Siouxland Community Health Center created “George’s Place” – an on-site closet full of new, clean clothes. Socks – t-shirts – underwear – shirts – jeans, coats, etc. We are able to purchase the clothes thanks to the generosity of our staff and outside donors. When a patient, young or old, comes to us in that condition we will make sure they leave in new and clean clothes. Your donation to the Siouxland Community Health Foundation helps us continue to restock the closet with new clothes.
Cribs for Kids:
In 2014, Siouxland Community Health Center began offering prenatal services in partnership with the Crittenton Center and Siouxland Medical Education Foundation. Since its implementation, the SCHC prenatal program has provided care to hundreds of expecting mothers, and with the help of resident physicians at Siouxland Medical Foundation, over 400 deliveries are expected this year. To help ensure these children have safe and healthy starts, the health center is participating in the Cribs for Kids program. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is a National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative that promotes education about safe sleeping and has provided cribs to families throughout the United States. A gift to the SCHC Cribs for Kids program will help provide this education and cribs to new mothers and babies in our care. A gift of $100 purchases two cribs.
Unrestricted gifts allow us to earmark the resources to the area that demonstrates the most significant need. That could come in the form of paying for transportation to allow a patient to make it to their appointment or assisting a family with emergency funds to buy food for their children.
Just this past year, the Siouxland Community Health Foundation has provided assistance to families who have faced significant challenges in many areas of basic needs like housing, food, clothing and transportation.
To send your charitable donation by mail, please address to:
Siouxland Community Health Foundation
Attn: Brendyn Richards
PO BOX 1026
Sioux City, IA 51102