Holland Free Health Clinic
August 2018 Newsletter

Support HFHC and learn more about what we do at these upcoming events!

Thursday, August 16th 
Pamper & Prayer Foot Clinic

Monday, August 20th
Dental Day with  Miles of Smiles


Thursday, September 18th
Counseling Support Group (Breathing Underwater: Steps Towards Change)

Our Wishlist 
 
Help those we serve by donating supplies! HFHC appreciates various donations that help us meet the needs of our clients. Our most-needed items are:
 
Stainless Steel Foot File Replacement Papers from Sally Beauty

Hand Sanitizer 

Blood Glucose Test strips (Free Style, Prodigy, OneTouch, and True Result Walgreen's Brand)

and more!
 
Visit our Wish List for additional items we're wishing for and instructions for sending your donation in.

 
Interested in Volunteering?
 
We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following programs:

Dental:  Volunteer dental providers, assistants, hygienists, and dentists (restorative and prosthodontics).  HFHC is a CE sponsor and can offer credits to individuals who volunteer.
  
Pamper & Prayer:  Nurses and CNA's needed to assist at monthly foot care clinics. Typically held the 3rd  Thursday evening of each month.  Must be comfortable interacting with patients in a spiritual setting.
   
Mental Health:  Licensed therapists to provide short term client counseling. Particular need for male counselors to provide care and comfort for our male clientele
  
 
Fill out our  Volunteer Survey today to get involved in one of the many unique roles available. Spanish speaking volunteers are always needed.

  
Perrigo Grant: Received

Thanks to the generosity of Perrigo, a worldwide healthcare company, our medical services can be extended to those we serve in Ottawa and Allegan counties. The Perrigo Grant Charitable Foundation Board awarded the clinic $10,000 in support for our  programs.  


 Michigan Department of Community Health Grant: Received
Holland Free Health Clinic received $6,410 from the Michigan Department of Community Health Free Clinic Funding Program this year. The program allocated the grant to 39 clinics serving the uninsured in Michigan and HFHC was included. We look forward to designating these funds to improving the medical care we can offer to the underserved.
Run For Your Life 5K Run/Walk
Come and join us for our 8th annual Run for Your Life 5k! It will sure be a spook-tacular time for everyone and a great morning to run the streets of Holland!  

DATE:
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018

TIME: 
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:
Holland Free Health Clinic 
99 W 26th St, Holland , MI 49423

Post Race Activities: 
Kids activities, plenty of donuts, cider and coffee provided at the finish area! 

Sign up  here ! Like us on  Facebook  to keep updated on the race and the other fun events!
Diabetic Education Support Group

Holland Free Health Clinic will be hosting a Diabetic Support Group the first Thursday of the month starting in September. This group aims to help individuals learn to stay healthy and happy with Diabetes Type 2. 

The group will meet for nine sessions to discuss prescription coverage, diabetic friendly  recipes, dental and foot care, coping with diabetic conditions, and much more. Sessions begin on Thursday, September 6th from 6:30-8:00PM. 

If you are interested in participating, or know someone that would benefit  from this group, please contact Val Petre at (616)-392-3610 ext. 204.  
Counseling Support Group


Make sure to mark your calendar with the start of the  weekly counseling support group beginning Tuesday, September 18th from 3:00-4:30PM. 

During the support group we will be discussing topics based on the book "Breathing Under Water" which align with the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Highlights of the text include coping with seemingly unmanageable and impossible life circumstances. In addition, this six-week program will help to alleviate daily challenges and help develop integrity and honesty of yourself and others.

Have any questions? Want to register? Call Coral at 616-392-2610 ext.205
Chemical Bank provides valuable support for Dental Program

Thanks to a generous donation from Chemical Bank, low-income, uninsured residents who lack access to health care will receive dental care.

Services begin with a comprehensive oral exam and cleaning from a dental hygienist. Patients in need of follow up care are scheduled with one of our volunteer dentists for restorations, extractions, oral surgery, dentures and periodontal exams.

Funding will help provide patients with necessary dental care for a health life style. With this donation, the demand for dentist to help create dentures is growing. Volunteer today!

For more information about the Dental Program, visit our website.
 
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