Mission: We exist to collaborate with others in bringing hope, healing, and restoration to our community as a visible manifestation of god's love for the world.
Programs: His branches health - primary care community health centers reaching out to those most in need, with two sites: grace family medicine in rochester's 19th ward, and joy family medicine in the beechwood neighborhood. We specialize in family medicine, pediatrics, ob care, women's health, adult and geriatric care, diabetes education, acute and chronic disease management. In our most recent year, we served about 2,300 patients through about 7,000 patient encounters.
his branches wellness - programs and services that enrich and facilitate community health and well-being. Programs include: 1) informational outreach programs that raise awareness about the value of a proactive approach to health management and overall wellness, such as programming and classes in food literacy or chronic disease management; 2) care management designed to help those most at risk manage chronic diseases; 3) programs that help patients overcome the social determinants of health that create barriers to access, such as transportation assistance; continued on schedule o4) lay counseling and health education programs for those who tend to be at risk for unplanned pregnancies, operating as a carenet center under the name embracing options. This program is supported by contributions.
his branches community - active in several community collaborative partnerships focused on neighborhood revitalization. In the 19th ward neighborhood, we sponsor the arnett block association to improve safety and develop a greater sense of community. In the beechwood neighborhood, we collaborate with connected communities, the rochester monroe anti-poverty initiative, 441 ministries, and the gerhardt neighborhood outreach center where joy family medicine is located. These neighborhood initiatives foster a greater sense of belonging, personal investment, and hope. Continued on schedule oon a broader community-wide basis, we are involved in a number of peacemaking activities with like-minded citizens by participating in the creation of a compelling anti-gun violence video, the front row, and its sequel, creating hope. In partnership with the rochester police, we have been a site for a successful gun buyback program. This program is supported by contributions.