By Drew Meyer, Director of Development at Health Partnership Clinic
This is Drew Meyer, the Director of Development at Health Partnership Clinic (HPC). We are currently in our annual appeal period, so I want to take a moment to address the importance of donations we receive from generous community members like you. First however, I want to thank anyone reading this who has already sent in a donation or supported HPC otherwise. I also want to encourage you to consider supporting HPC this year if you have not already and to continue reading to get an idea of the impact you can make!
Here at HPC, it is our mission to improve the health of the communities we serve through high quality, affordable, accessible and culturally appropriate care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. This mission is not possible without the generosity and support of our community. We need your help today!
We provide comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral health care and substance abuse services regardless of a person’s ability to pay. We offer all these services on a sliding scale fee based on income and household size. Of the 10,500 patients we serve each year, nearly 60 percent of the individuals are uninsured and 76 percent of our patients grapple with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, or stroke. For many of our patients, they turn to HPC to receive the care they critically need, that they would not be to afford otherwise.
One critical need is substance abuse treatment.
For those who are uninsured, homeless or low income, accessing affordable treatment programs is near impossible. Because of our generous donors, patients like Stephanie can receive life-changing care. Three years ago, Stephanie, who battled an addiction to alcohol and meth, reached out to us. She was homeless, facing prison time and separated from her three children. Through determination and hope, she started treatment through HPC and today she enjoys being a mom and runs her own company. “I now have the tools and support to stay sober and lead a healthy, productive life. I know that the clinic is just a phone call away,” Stephanie says.
Your donation can provide hope to those who have none. Stephanie is just one of the thousands of patients coming to our clinic to access affordable care. Our doors are open to the vulnerable and those in need thanks to our caring and generous donors and community partners.
HPC provides over $3 million in uncompensated care to our patients. Our annual appeal goal this year is to raise $100,000, and we hope that you will consider supporting us. All funds raised go directly to help cover the cost of providing comprehensive care to those struggling physically, emotionally and financially.
We have a few different ways you can give today!
First, you can visit our donation page on our website, found here: hpcks.org/give-back/.
You can also simply text “ESSENTIAL,” to 53-555 or scan this QR code:
Please note that HPC is a 501c3 organization so your gifts are tax-deductible!
If a financial donation is not possible at this time, we always have volunteer needs and are happy to take in-kind donations of various items as well. Our doors are also open if you would like to schedule a tour and learn more about our organization firsthand! Finally, the easiest thing you can do is simply be an advocate for us and spread the word about HPC; the services that we provide and the resource we are for any member in our community who has healthcare needs. If you would like to learn more about possible volunteer opportunities or schedule a tour, feel free to reach out to me, Drew Meyer, at email@example.com or 913-276-7012.
Thank you again for making our mission possible and providing hope, health and healing.