Establishment of a consumer oriented primary health care center for the underserved

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 establish an ambulatory care clinic in a Latino neighborhood of Perth Amboy. The clinic will serve the working poor, uninsured, and homeless by providing primary and preventive health care. They expect 1,800 clinic visits in year 1, and 6,000 visits annually by year 3. The clinic will be at the same location as the Catholic Charities multi-service center, enabling patients to access additional services such as counseling, immigration information, and assistance with food and shelter needs. They will also collaborate with St. Peter's Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center to assess the clinic's impact on reduction of uncompensated care costs.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $240,000.00

Awarded on: 10/21/1996

Time frame: 11/1/1996 - 10/31/2000

Grant Number: 30432


Catholic Charities - Diocese of Metuchen

319 Maple Street
Perth Amboy, 08861-4101


Mary E. Davey
Project Director