Mission Receives $5,200 Grant
Mission Receives $5,200 grant from the Lexington Clinic Foundation
The Lexington Clinic Foundation awarded Lexington Rescue Mission a grant of $5,200 for the furthering of women’s health services in the mission’s Health Care Center.
Recently, the Fayette County Health Department announced that it would no longer provide critical services to women who need it most. Budget cuts have resulted in the elimination of cervical screenings and STI tests for women who are uninsured and underemployed. This contribution from the Lexington Clinic Foundation will allow the mission to offer new services to women such as Pap tests, HPV tests and STI and STD tests.
Lexington Rescue Mission’s Health Care Center future goal is to provide a baseline of health and wellness for the women we see on a weekly basis. Test results will allow the mission to treat infection in the individual, catch problems that could become life-threatening and help stop the spread of disease in our community.
The Lexington Clinic Foundation has supported the Health Care Center since 2009. The mission could not be more honored to have such a wonderful partner in the community.
The Mission’s Health Care Center is open every Tuesday night from 6p.m.- 8p.m. Anyone in Fayette County without health insurance is welcome at the Health Care Center. Services are free, and a partnership with Wal-mart allows many patients to receive free medications.
For more information about Lexington Rescue Mission’s Health Care Center, e-mail Jamin Scribner at email@example.com.