I am a Registered Nurse and I began volunteering at Cornerstone Medical Clinic in March. I had no idea about what to expect. What I found was a professional and caring staff that take care of patients who are grateful for the care. The clinic is only one service out of many that is provided by Cornerstone Assistance Network. i have truly been blessed to be a part of this ministry
I volunteer at the clinic, translating Spanish for the doctor/nurses and patients. This is a wonderful service and many people have been helped through it. I love these people! We have a lot of fun together, and our patients are genuinely cared for, by skilled practitioners. They are so very grateful and we love serving them.
I have been a volunteer at Cornerstone for a little over a year. I have never met so many people that care so much then they do. I am just a small part of the whole picture it amazes me all that they do. I will be part of the Cornerstone family for a long time! GOD bless them. I want to help them help others. I have worked on the front line with the homeless and do not feel like I made a difference, all we did was put a band-aid on the problem and sent them on their way. Cornerstone gets them off the street and really help them get back on their feet with not only medical but education, jobs, and the greatest thing Christianity! GOD has blessed them!
Great place to serve. You can actually see patients for the joy of helping people wiht out the hassles of an isurance!
The Cornerstone Assistance Network is a multi-faceted organization, with programs that "assist" people in almost every area imaginable: medical services, diet and nutrition, exercise, finances, housing, job training, education. I'm sure I don't even know half of what they do! I have enjoyed volunteering as a translator in their medical clinic, where both general practitioners and specialists volunteer their time and services to treat low-income patients. There is a definite sense of camaraderie and unity among the staff and volunteers. Everyone works hard to take care of these patients, many of whom they cannot even communicate with except through a translator! Cornerstone puts their HEART into the services they provide and I certainly believe that the community at large would be negatively impacted if they were no longer able to provide all the services that they do.
Many people within my community are uanble to get primary care because they are illegally living in the United States or do not qualify for state/county founded benifits. Many of these people have conditions that can be easily treated in a clinic setting such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Cornerstone provides the needy within our community with several opportunities, including quality primary medical care. By meeting their basic needs and helping them obtain reasonably priced medications, we can enhance their quality of life and keep them from frequenting our (already over packed) emergency rooms and hopsitals. The medical clinic at Cornerstone benefits not only the individual, but the community as a whole.
I had the pleasure of volunteering with the health clinic at Cornerstone Assistance Network for a brief period of time while unemployed. In searching for somewhere to give my time, I was amazed and impressed by all of the things Cornerstone offers the community. What a great organization, reaching above and beyond the needs of those they serve!