U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., announced three federal grants totaling $14.3 million have been awarded to care agencies in the 2nd Congressional District.
Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness Center, based in Olympia Fields, was awarded two federal grants totaling $12.1 million and Harvey-based Family Christian Health Center was awarded $2.2 million in federal funding.
“Tens of thousands of people in the Chicagoland area rely on Aunt Martha’s and Family Christian Health Center for quality medical care and supportive services. They are proven models of community-centric health care that work and deliver high-quality services to the Southland’s underserved communities. I’m proud to have brought these federal investments to our community that will bring us up one step closer to ending health disparities within our communities,” Kelly said.
Aunt Martha’s will use the grant money to help fund its diverse range of youth and family services, including primary care, dental care, mental health, pediatric services, women’s health, foster care and substance abuse and addiction treatment.
“The integrated health care and supportive services Aunt Martha’s provides to more than 60,000 children and adults each year would not be possible without Congresswoman Kelly’s support or the funding we receive from the Health Resources and Services Administration,” said Raul Garza, president and CEO of Aunt Martha’s.
Family Christian Health Center will use the grant to help fund its broad range of medical services, including family practice, dental, behavioral health, pediatric services, women’s health and on-site pharmacy services.
“We are very grateful for the grant award and for the shared hard work that we’ve all done to support our community. This allows us to continue to provide quality health care to our patients and their families at our three locations in Harvey, Dolton and Lynwood and 59 zip codes in our service area. Our medical, dental and behavioral health providers along with our entire staff, are committed to serving the total person, the patient’s mind, body, soul and spirit,” said Dr. Lisa Green, co-founder and CEO of Family Christian Health Center.