Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center announces a major gift of $50,000 per year for three years from the Northland Columbus Deanery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus under the leadership of Father Charles Klinger of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Westerville and Father Thomas Petry of St. Anthony in Columbus. The Northland Deanery has been a huge supporter of the clinic for 6 years which has enabled the clinic to expand hours and provide life-saving treatment and medication to patients. Outgoing Helping Hands Board President Connie Sauter from St. Paul’s Catholic Church has been a long-term champion for Helping Hands’ free clinic. The clinic serves individuals within 200% of the poverty level and is mostly staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and students. The support fills an essential need in the neighborhood and surrounding area including a history of servicing 38 zip codes. The members of the Northland Columbus Deanery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus include: St Anthony, Columbus, St. Elizabeth, Columbus, St. James the Less, Columbus, St. John Neumann, Sunbury, St. Matthias, Columbus, Church of the Resurrection, New Albany, and St. Paul The Apostle, Westerville.
With the Repeal of the ACA, The Columbus Northland Deanery of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus Shines a Bright Light that will Provide Relief for the Low Income Uninsured