January 15, 2019 – SAN DIEGO, Calif., Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) was recently granted $70,000 by the S. Mark Taper Foundation to further their work to reduce homelessness in the San Diego community. The grant will support the organization’s work to reduce barriers and increase access to quality health care for those experiencing homelessness.
“As the organization chosen by the San Diego Housing Commission to lead San Diego’s new Homeless Navigation Center, we look to amplify our work and further assist those experiencing homelessness to get one step closer to a roof over their heads,” said Fran Butler-Cohen, CEO, Family Health Centers of San Diego. “We thank the S. Mark Taper Foundation for their financial support in achieving that goal.”
As the largest provider of Healthcare for the Homeless services in San Diego County, FHCSD serves over 20,000 people experiencing homeless, and 29% of the patient population is uninsured. Because care is provided to everyone regardless of ability to pay, FHCSD is the largest provider of health care to the uninsured in California and the third largest provider of health care to the uninsured in the U.S.
About Family Health Centers of San Diego
Family Health Centers of San Diego has been an integral part of San Diego County’s health care safety net for nearly five decades and is proud to be one of the largest, private, nonprofit networks of community clinics in the nation. FHCSD’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons. More information is available at www.fhcsd.org.
About The S. Mark Taper Foundation
The S. Mark Taper Foundation, founded in 1989, is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations and their work in our communities.