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San Fernando Community Health Center Receives $2 Million to Open Satellite Clinic
Thanks to the vision and leadership of Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) has been awarded $2 million in state funding to open a satellite healthcare clinic in Panorama City serving those most in need.
The satellite clinic will be located within the footprint of the Corazón del Valle housing project that is currently under development by Holos Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe and equitable living spaces.
Together, SFCHC and Holos Communities are working to ensure housing and high-quality medical, dental and behavioral healthcare are delivered to community members and low-income residents of Corazón del Valle. In addition, the globally renowned firm Perkins & Will is generously providing pro bono architectural and design services.
SFCHC is also grateful to Thornton Tomasetti and tk1sc for contributing their engineering expertise, and to the Valley Economic Alliance and Goodwill Southern California for cultivating community and industry support. Through the collaboration of our project partners, this beautifully designed housing development will help increase health equity, assist the unhoused and strengthen our community.
“Corazón del Valle is a direct result of community leaders working in partnership to build a healthier, sustainable environment for the most vulnerable and underserved,” said SFCHC Chief Executive Officer Audrey Simons. “When our satellite clinic opens in the Summer of 2024, it will be possible for our providers to deliver care where people live, work and play. When we empower individuals and families to take charge of their own health and wellbeing, it benefits our entire community.”
PHOTO: Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (third from left) is pictured with (from left)
Aaron Dejuan Morris, board vice chair of the San Fernando Community Health
Center (SFCHC); Audrey Simons, CEO of SFCHC, and Jeff Chawenson, CFO of SFCHC.
Photo/ California Assembly