2019 Grants Awarded
$25,000 awarded to Wabash Valley Health Center
in terre haute, indiana, claire's home town
Wabash Valley Health Center Grant
#BeMoreLikeClaire provided a grant to the Wabash Valley Health Center, whose mission of providing increased access to healthcare aligns with our organization’s mission.
The Wabash Valley Health Center has experienced dramatic growth in patient volume over the past five years. As a result, they are planning a major renovation and expansion of the health center. Their Board of Directors is committed to a major investment in their facility and overall campus as part of the ongoing Ryves Neighborhood Revitalization efforts. The project involves a building expansion of approximately 3,200 square feet, as well as major interior and exterior enhancements and renovations.
The grant will help support the following:
- Adding a denture lab. The Health Center’s dentists currently uses a small corner of the sterilization room for their denture work. The new space will be built within the existing dental clinic and will be designated solely for dentures.
- Providing a work/break room for incredibly hard working and value driven dental professionals who work at the Wabash Valley Health Center
Wabash Family Health Center background
St. Ann Clinic was started by the Sisters of Providence in 1997, initially offering medical care one half-day per week. The dental clinic opened in 2005 after a 26 year-old female parishioner of St. Ann’s church died from a tooth abscess. The clinic served uninsured patients aged 18-64; all services were free. In late 2013 a federal grant was received which began the transition from the free clinic model to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). We provide a comprehensive array of services for all ages, including primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health, assistance with health insurance enrollment, and athletic training/rehabilitation services through our partnership with Indiana State University. They offer a sliding fee discount for anyone living at/below 200% of federal poverty. No patient is turned away for inability to pay.