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Voice of Caring – July 2011

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Grace Hill has worked to build self-sustaining communities for more than 100 years. Together we provide family support services plus preventive and primary health care to establish healthier, stronger individuals, families and neighborhoods in North and South St. Louis City. As the 9th largest not-for-profit in St. Louis, we serve more than 50,000 children, youth, adults and seniors each year.

Grace Hill consists of sister organizations: Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc. and Grace Hill Settlement House.

Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc. is a non-profit, federally-qualified health center, accredited through the prestigious Joint Commission. Grace Hill Health Centers and its sister organization, Grace Hill Settlement House, are the safety net for people living in economically-challenged neighborhoods and in need of health care and other essential services.

Our patients are primarily uninsured and underserved residents of St. Louis and surrounding communities. Through a team of well-trained healthcare professionals, we provide a wide range of services including, OB/GYN, pediatric care, adult medicine, dental, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, mental and behavioral health and more.
We also offer childcare, Head Start, an Afterschool Program, and economic development and career opportunities through our administration of the SBA-funded Women’s Business Center.

Our commitment to St. Louis runs deep. We believe that everyone at Grace Hill has a role in providing quality, affordable healthcare and human services. From our front line care givers to our support staff, we’re all committed to enabling healthy, productive lives. That’s our mission. It has endured over time, and will guide us for generations to come.

We’ve been successful, in part, because of our collaborative ties with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, PNC Bank, Head Start, Saint Louis University, Washington University and many corporate and community partnerships. These relationships let us coordinate specialty care services for the people we serve. We’re also guided by a strong board of directors, comprised of consumer patients/neighbors and civic and business leaders. These types of arrangements keep us grounded and in touch with the needs of our communities.

We recently opened the Water Tower Health Center in North St. Louis, which is part of a larger hub of health, human services and housing Grace Hill is developing to pump new life into North City. This new and improved facility will continue our proud tradition of providing excellent primary care services to the people of that community.

In essence, we value community. We see the big picture and have set the bar high and continue to reach for new options and opportunities to help us enable, healthy productive lives. To learn how you can help and for more information, visit our web site at gracehill.org.

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