Providing health care services to low income, uninsured individuals and families in
the St Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area.
St. Mary’s in the news:
August 26, 2016
St. Mary’s Health Clinics receives Schulze Foundation Grant
St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) is pleased to receive a $15,000 grant from the Board to Trustees of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. “We are proud to be a 2016 Schulze Family Foundation grant recipient,” says SMHC executive director Melissa Gatten. “This gift will be used to support the clinics’ ongoing operations.” The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze, as a way to give back to the community. Among the Foundation’s areas of support are human and social services, education, health and medicine and entrepreneurship.
SMHC, working with hundreds of volunteers, provides free medical care, outreach and education to low-income, uninsured families and individuals who are not eligible for government programs. It advocates for healthcare as a basic human right, assists low-income people in finding healthcare and conducts health promotion, health screening, health education, and outreach in collaboration with community organizations. Established in 1992 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province, (www.csjstpaul.org), the organization has a $1.5 million dollar annual operating budget with nearly 100 percent of its funding coming through donations. Donations to support SMHC are gratefully accepted through www.csjministriesfoundation.org.
Congratulations to Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, CSJ, on being a 2016 National Women’s History Month Honoree! We are grateful for your vision as a founding leader. Read more..
More news from SMHC:
Shakopee Valley News, Thursday, February 11, 2016
St. Mary’s Clinic quietly helps low-income, uninsured people…read full article
December 2015: Girls on the Run Twin Cities at Risen Christ School-
Due to St. Mary’s Health Clinics’ proven success in health advocacy for children at Risen Christ School in Minneapolis, this location has been chosen as a full scholarship site in 2016 for Girls on the Run Twin Cities. This means that there will be no fee for any girl to participate in this program. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be healthy and confident using fun experiences which creatively integrate running. Students at Risen Christ will have a chance to train for a 5k run in the Spring of 2016, build strong, positive body images, and achieve their personal goals. For more info on SMHC’s E3 (Eat, Exercise, Educate) Program, read more…
St. Mary’s Health Clinics awarded Medtronic Philanthropy Grant
July 8, 2015 – St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) was one of 22 Minnesota-based nonprofit organizations to receive a $50,000 grant to help expand “healthcare services in underserved communities across the metropolitan area, with an emphasis on such chronic conditions as heart disease and diabetes.” Read more…
St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) and the Ecuadorian Consulate signed a Memorandum of Agreement to support the healthcare needs of the Minnesota’s Ecuadorian and Latino citizens. Read more…