Giving Back: Daughters of Charity Health Centers
With more than 180 years of rich history connected to the Daughters of Charity in New Orleans, Daughters of Charity Health Centers (DCHC) delivers high-quality, affordable health care with respect and compassion for all. The agency provides health care for children and adults at 10 conveniently located community health centers and seven schools throughout greater New Orleans, and through two mobile medical and two mobile dental units. Services are unique to each site and may include primary and preventive health care for children and adults, women’s health, dental, optometry, behavioral health, podiatry, onsite laboratories, pharmacies and more.
Daughters of Charity Health Centers works diligently to “keep its promise” of health care for all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The organization counts on support from corporate, individual and foundation contributors to support its mission.
Throughout the year, DCHC – with the help of generous partners – invests in patients in various ways including, but not limited to, the following programs:
Seton Medication Fund: DCHC provides financial support for patients who are unable to afford prescription medications through its Seton Medication Fund. A significant barrier to good health for individuals living below the poverty line is accessing expensive prescription medications, especially for chronic illnesses. The Seton Fund serves as a lifeline for these patients so they can take control of their health and follow through with their care plan.
Read For Your Health: Daughters of Charity Health Centers’ Read for Your Health Program, an initiative of Reach Out and Read®, makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care so that children grow up with books and a love for reading. Through this exciting program, health care providers “prescribe” age-appropriate books to patients—from infants to age six—during pediatric well-visits, stimulating early brain development and building children’s mental muscles and their reading libraries.
Daughters of Charity Health Centers hosts two signature fundraising events annually to help support the mission and programs of the organization:
March – Keeping Our Promises Gala
September – Champions FORE Health Golf Tournament
For more information on any of DCHC’s special events or if you are interested in supporting DCHC, please contact Erica Spruille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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