May 2022 Newsletter

Volunteer Florida Recognizes Health & Hope Clinic!



Volunteer Florida’s Champion of Service Award was presented to the Health and Hope Clinic, Inc of Pensacola on April 14th 2022. Our clinic is powered by 250+ volunteers-- including doctors, dentists, nurses, and social workers--and our clinic serves those who need health and healing in the community!


Because we were recently able to expand our hours of operation and triple our patient care--people are noticing our powerful impact on this community. From Volunteer Florida:  "What this volunteer group has been able to accomplish is truly remarkable. Congratulations to our newest Champion of Service, Health and Hope Clinic!"



Click Here to See the WEAR ABC News coverage of  The Health & Hope Clinic's  Champion of Service  Award Ceremony

Health and Hope Clinic Patient Visits Continue to Rise!

April Stats for 2022


--414 Unique Patients


--194 Dental


--49 Recertifications


-- 61 New Patients Enrolled


--164 Encourager Visits


--6 gospel conversations, 150 prayers, 8 salvations

 

Health and Hope Clinic Takes Care to the Community!



We LOVE getting out in the community immunizing & vaccinating!  We came out to Stay Safe Pensacola and distributed gift cards and vaccinated citizens with the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine earlier this month!


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"Rock Star" Volunteer for May 2022--Elvie Tran! 



I was looking on the internet for volunteering opportunities and found out about the clinic. I was really interested because not only I can help out the community, but also gain dental experience once I apply for dental school. 


I work as a dental assistant and front desk worker. These positions help me learn how to interact with patients, both directly and indirectly. All the work I have done shows how anyone can make a difference in our community. 


I've learned how valuable it is to remain calm with patients and workload. You can't let yourself become too nervous or stressed from a tough case. It's also crucial to maintain good communication and teamwork with other volunteers you're working with. I also discovered the importance of cleaning and sterilizing in dentistry, along with proper hazard disposal. Learning how to use Athena and actions like scheduling appointments, creating patient cases, and inputting notes are all a great skill to have. Having work experience from the front desk helped me do even more tasks in dental.


Seeing how appreciative patients are, from behind the front desk or next to the dental chair, has always been a great feeling of accomplishment and recognition for me. Having a patient express their thanks and acknowledgement for your hard work shows how much of a positive impact you provide to them.


I appreciate learning new information that can improve my work performance and prepare myself for the outside world. Working with people in the same department has given me the opportunity to ask questions and get advice about my future goals. Lastly, working alongside everyone is amazing since we are all providing to the uninsured.


I love doing anything art related! I like drawing, painting, sculpting, and creating digital art. I also have been learning how to do animation. Some of my other hobbies include sewing and playing video games.


Health & Hope Clinic Receives new Outdoor Patient Waiting Area/Gazebo

The Leadership Pensacola "LeaP" Class is a year long program sponsored by the Pensacola Chamber to give area businesses and individuals the opportunity to hone their leadership and teambuilding skills via collaborative efforts and projects that benefit the Pensacola community.

Normally 10-months in duration, The extended (Due to the Pandemic) COVID-19 Leadership Pensacola Class of 2020-2022 recently completed one of their two community service project(s) and opened it up for use yesterday.  


This particular project was the design and building of an outdoor gazebo at Pensacola's only full-time, full-service, 100% free to the end user medical and dental clinic for working citizens that do not have medical or dental insurance--the Health & Hope Clinic of Pensacola.  On days when it is hot or raining, the Gazebo that was constructed by LeaP-- along with the associated brick walkway--will give patients an additional space to wait for their appointements or a ride from their appointments out of the direct sunlight or rain.  


This gazebo is also a gift to share with and is strategically located next to Ministry Village at Olive Church; a separate nonprofit entity that provides support services to citizens in need to include: public showers, a food bank, hygiene packs for the homeless and utility payment assistance.




Thank you Donors!

How our donors can give in 2022:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Automatic monthly contributions
  • Individuals and Businesses
  • Churches
  • Christmas at the Clinic
  • Text the word "HOPE" to 850-378-3917
  • Stocks


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CLICK HERE To Donate To the Clinic!


Health & Hope Clinic teams with International Paper to Address "Period Poverty" in our Community



Employee volunteers at the International Paper (NYSE: IP) Pensacola Mill gathered to assemble more than 500 feminine care kits to end period poverty this month. The local event benefited the Health and Hope Clinic of Pensacola and Pace Center for Girls.

 

“Volunteering to fill these care kits and learning about period poverty was a very fulfilling experience, and it helped broaden my perception of the community need that exists,” said Lee Anne Adams, Quality Manager, Pensacola Mill.

 

Period poverty is a term used to describe the struggle that many women and girls face because they lack access to adequate menstrual health management supplies and education, and it can have serious consequences. Each year, more than 500 million people worldwide do not have what they need to manage their periods. It’s an issue that leads to a number of problems like school truancy, reproductive issues, health risks and unnecessary shame. 

 

“We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with International Paper and make an impact together for the underserved community,” said Sally Bergosh, Health and Hope Clinic Executive Director. “We are so much better UNITED in finding opportunities to help better serve. Our patients will be forever grateful for these care gifts.”

Looking for an Easier Way to Give to your Health & Hope Clinic?

Not everyone is financially capable of writing a check or giving monetarily to the clinic-we understand this.  If you shop online, however, you can give indirectly by designating your Health & Hope Clinic as the recipient of your giving -and Amazon will donate to us!  Please consider designating us as your Amazon Smile non-profit!

Click here to Learn about Amazon Smile

Target Circle allows members to designate a portion of proceeds be directed to local non-profits.  We understand not everyone is financially capable of writing a check or giving monetarily to the clinic. If you shop at Target, you can give indirectly by designating your Health & Hope Clinic as the recipient of your giving - Please consider designating us as your Target Coircle local non-profit!

Click Here to learn more about Target Circle Community Giving

Health and Hope Clinic | 1718 E. Olive Rd, Pensacola, FL 32514

850-479-4456

www.healthandhopeclinic.org


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