Near & Far Aid supports AmeriCares free clinics

Near & Far Aid has awarded a $20,000 grant to the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Bridgeport and Norwalk to support quality health care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. The grant will defray operating expenses for both the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic at 115 Highland Avenue in Bridgeport and the Bob Macauley AmeriCares Free Clinic at 98 South Main Street in Norwalk. AmeriCares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab work and diagnostic testing, all at no cost.

“Near & Far Aid has been a great partner for 17 years, helping to ensure we have the resources to keep our doors open and our patients well,” said AmeriCares Free Clinics Executive Director Karen Gottlieb. “With their support, we are increasing access to care for our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Near & Far Aid is an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization based in Southport, Conn., dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. The organization’s mission is to find and fund programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change. Near & Far Aid has supported the AmeriCares Free Clinics since 1998.

About AmeriCares Free Clinics

The AmeriCares Free Clinics provide quality health care to low-income, uninsured patients in a setting where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Since 1994, our clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford have helped 23,000 Connecticut residents receive $65 million in free health care services. For more information, go to americaresfreeclinics.org or call 203-658-9500.

Volunteer Dr. Ken Grossman with a patient at the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport. —Photo by Alex Ostasiewicz/AmeriCares.

Volunteer Dr. Ken Grossman with a patient at the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport. —Photo by Alex Ostasiewicz/AmeriCares.

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