One hundred percent of the net proceeds from Delicious Destinations benefit St. Vincent’s Community Outreach Programs, which provide access to free medical care for underprivileged children, men, and women throughout the area. These ministries serve our most vulnerable citizens–the poor and disadvantaged, the underserved, and the uninsured.
One such program is St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry (MHOM), which began in 1991 providing acute and preventive medical care to those who are medically underserved in Northeast Florida, by bringing fully staffed doctors offices to the neighborhoods where its services are needed most.
The MHOM primarily focuses on three areas where the underserved, uninsured and underinsured are most prevalent in our region:
- The Rural Outreach Ministry serves the men and women who work in the agricultural fields of Putnam and St. Johns Counties.
- The Urban Outreach Ministry reaches out to the working poor and homeless within the neighborhoods of Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties.
- The Pediatric Outreach Ministry provides children attending 24 schools in Duval County’s with access to medical care.
Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings, flu shots, immunizations and school physicals are examples of preventive services provided through MHOM. Medical needs range from detecting and treating chronic illnesses like asthma, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions, to common ailments like respiratory infections, nutritional problems and hearing, vision and dental issues.
St. Vincent’s relies upon the generosity of our donors to continue delivering these critically important health services to the poor and disadvantaged in our community. Your participation in Delicious Destinations, and your enthusiastic support of our many terrific Live and Silent Auction packages, plays an invaluable role in helping the St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation continue this vital work.