We are thankful for how God has demonstrated his great faithfulness to Esperanza Health Center during the past year! Over the past few months, we’ve welcomed four new primary medical care providers and a new dentist, and our staff has grown in size to nearly 150 employees. During 2012, we will have provided over 40,000 combined medical, dental and behavioral health patient visits at our three health center locations; we’ve also launched several exciting new health and wellness initiatives. Thank you for your prayers for us in 2013 as we continue to serve our patients and as we reach out to our community!
Message of Hope Newsletter
You can read about some of the ways that God has been at work at Esperanza in the Fall 2012 edition of our newsletter, Message of Hope; please click here to download.
New Health Promoter Class Graduates
On December 1st, our newest class of 21 Community Health Promoters graduated in a ceremony held at our Hunting Park Health and Wellness Center. We have now graduated a total of 141 health promoters since the program started in the spring of 2010. Thanks for your prayers and support for our Community Health Promoters, as they partner with Esperanza and local churches in reaching out to many North Philadelphia residents in 2013!
Coming Soon – Farm to Families
Earlier this fall, we received a generous grant award from the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children to become a host site for the Farm to Families food access initiative, starting in early 2013. Said Rachel Kim, Esperanza’s Assistant Director of Community Health and Wellness: “We’re very excited to partner with the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children as a Farm to Families host site, to make affordable fresh fruits and vegetables available right here at our Hunting Park Health and Wellness Center.” To learn more about Farm to Families, click here.
Election Day at Esperanza
On Election Day, November 6th, 2012, Esperanza Health Center participated as an election polling place for the first time in its history, as several hundred people cast their votes at our Hunting Park gymnasium. The Esperanza Café was open to serve guests, and staff members provided information about the health center’s services.
Please consider a year-end contribution to support the mission of Esperanza Health Center — your generous gift will enable us to provide comprehensive, bilingual health care services to those most in need in our North Philadelphia community.
- Please click here to make an online contribution via credit card or from your checking account.
- Or, you may send a check by mail to our address below (please note that your gift must be postmarked by December 31, 2012 to be considered as a 2012 charitable contribution).
4417 N. 6th Street
If you have any questions, please contact Ted Voboril, Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-807-8614. Again, thank you for your support and prayers for Esperanza Health Center!