Improving access to inner-city health services

The Foundation's program, New Jersey Health Initiatives, was designed to support projects in New Jersey that develop new approaches to resolving the state's health care needs, focusing on the Foundation's goal areas.The purpose of this project is to improve access to basic health services for the poor in the Wilbur Section of Trenton. The target population includes the working poor, elderly, young adult African-Americans and Latinos, homeless people, and pregnant teens. The Martin Center will maintain a local office (to be renovated with a grant from the Merrill Lynch Foundation) staffed with a nurse practitioner, a community support coordinator, and a secretary. The nurse practitioner (NP) will work in concert with a designated physician from St. Francis Medical Center. Based at the Martin Center, the NP will be a resource person and educator, providing physicals, immunizations, and treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Services will be directed toward prevention, education, maintenance programs, and referrals. Through the community support coordinator, the Center will maintain a network of linkages with other Martin House Community for Justice Foundation social service programs including the Learning Center, Community Housing, and Doorway to Hope.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $250,000.00

Awarded on: 9/16/1992

Time frame: 10/1/1992 - 9/30/1997

Grant Number: 20968


Martin House Community for Justice Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 1025
Trenton, 08606-1025

Brian McCormick
Project Director