At KentuckyOne, we are committed to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all. One way we live out our purpose is by improving access to health care through support of the Family Community Clinic (FCC), a Louisville facility that provides free care to adults and children who have no health insurance. KentuckyOne has supported the clinic, located on the campus of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Butchertown, with grant funding – and with volunteers.
Without the generous help of volunteers, many people would go untreated. Some of their illnesses could end in death.
Many of those without health insurance have been able to get coverage through the Affordable Care Act. A large number of FCC patients can’t get that help, however.
“The Family Community Clinic is a compassionate response to a critical need in our community,” according to FCC Executive Director Becky Montague, LCSW. “Health care can remain out of reach for people dealing with unemployment, poverty and immigration issues. The FCC has a strong partnership with KentuckyOne employees, who donate their time and their expertise to meet this critical need.”
Patient numbers continue to grow, Becky said. Because of this rapid growth, volunteers are desperately needed.
FCC volunteers see patients in four-hour shifts. Currently the clinic is open Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m., Thursdays from 5-9 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The plan is to open a new shift this month on Monday nights from 5-9 p.m. In September, if enough volunteers sign up, the FCC will also open its doors Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m.
“It takes 18 volunteers to man a shift,” Becky said. “We need to recruit 18 doctors, 18 nurse practitioners, 18 nurses, 18 interpreters and 18 front desk helpers who are willing to volunteer one four-hour clinic session every four weeks. Volunteers are welcome to work any shift that best fits their schedule.”
To learn more about the FCC, visit the website at FamComClinic.org. To become a volunteer, please contact the FCC at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 502.384.8444.
KentuckyOne Vice President for Healthy Communities Alice Bridges is encouraging employees to become "healing heroines" to the underserved.
“Could you give of your time and talent to bringing wellness, healing and hope to the underserved?” she asked. “This is your chance to make a difference in the world.”