May 28, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Venice Family Clinic: One-Year Anniversary in Inglewood!

One year ago, Venice Family Clinic – the largest free clinic in the country – opened its first location in Inglewood, an office providing early childhood development services to low-income children and families. On Wednesday, March 16, the community gathered to celebrate the addition to the neighborhood.

Venice Family Clinic
(Alma Marquez, District Representative for State Senator Roderick Wright, left, and Michael Castillo, Field Representative of Health and Human Services for State Assembly Member Steven C. Bradford, right, present proclamations commemorating the one-year anniversary of Venice Family Clinic’s Children First Early Head Start Inglewood office to the Clinic’s Director of Children First Early Head Start, Stacey Scarborough)

As part of the federally funded Early Head Start program for children ages 0 to 3, Venice Family Clinic’s Children First Early Head Start Inglewood office connects low-income infants, toddlers, and pregnant women with comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services, plus it provides parents with education in how to interact with their children and keep them safe, all with the goal of making sure children hit their developmental milestones and excel when they begin school.

“When we looked at Inglewood, we found greater need than in any other neighborhood in the program’s service area,” explains Stacey Scarborough, Director of Venice Family Clinic’s Children First Early Head Start program. “The Clinic’s mission compelled us to find a way in.”

About 200 people, including families enrolled in the program, representatives for local elected officials, and staff members of partner agencies, attended the celebration, which was held at the program’s office, located next door to City Hall.

The Inglewood office utilizes the “home-based” Early Head Start model, in which program staff members visit families’ homes, where they provide play opportunities, discuss child safety and nutrition with parents, and screen children for any developmental delays. Home visitors also host parent-child interaction groups and education classes and connect enrollees to additional services at Venice Family Clinic and partner agencies.

“This is when children develop their sense of self,” Scarborough says. “It’s also a crucial time for identifying developmental delays. If we catch their problems early enough, we can literally change the trajectory of their lives.”

In addition to the more than 50 families enrolled at the Inglewood office, Venice Family Clinic’s Children First Early Head Start program serves 130 families out of two Santa Monica locations.

Venice Family Clinic now operates nine sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City, providing free, quality health care to more than 24,400 low-income and uninsured people annually. For information about how to make an appointment, please call 310.392.8636.

About Venice Family Clinic:
Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide free, quality health care to people in need. Established in 1970 by founder Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, the Clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into the largest free clinic in the country. With the help of nearly 2,100 volunteers, including more than 500 physicians, Venice Family Clinic provides a medical home for over 24,400 patients through nine sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City. For more information, please visit www.venicefamilyclinic.org.

Related Posts

California: Pioneering the Future of Online and Digital Payments

January 11, 2024

January 11, 2024

In the fast-paced digital economy of the 21st century, California has emerged as a powerhouse in the realm of online...

A Guide to the Current Gambling Situation in Canada

January 1, 2024

January 1, 2024

For centuries, gambling has woven itself into the fabric of human culture; in recent years–marking an era where evolution pervades...

Smart Strategies to Save Money in Your Entertainment Budget

December 30, 2023

December 30, 2023

Many individuals and families in today’s fast-paced world share a common goal: finding ways to save money. The entertainment budget...

California’s top sports teams.

December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

California is known worldwide for a multitude of exciting things. They’re known for their incredible beaches, glorious sunshine, and fabulous...

Your Lucky Numbers: Six Tips Towards Lottery Success

November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023

Have you ever wondered how people win money from the lottery? They may not always hit the jackpot, but they...

Five different ways to unwind.

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

Modern life is always busy and it can feel like your to-do list is never ending. When you’re not working,...

Over Half of Short-Term Rentals Advertised in LA Don’t Comply With City’s Home Sharing Ordinance

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Venice Beach Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in West Virginia

December 22, 2022

December 22, 2022 1

Brandon Manyo Dixon arrest in West Virginia By Sam Catanzaro A man has been arrested for the attempted murder of...

The Current Gambling Situation in California

December 1, 2022

December 1, 2022

Here’s what to know about everything from online casinos to betting in the state. In the U.S., gambling is a...

Cancer Cartel Provides Financial Help To Cancer Patients

November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022 2

Cancer Cartel is helping cancer patients focus on their treatment, not the financial stress of living with a diagnosis. Learn...

100 Miles of Bus-Only Lanes Within Five Years on City Council Plans

October 17, 2022

October 17, 2022

L.A’s public transportation network is known for being slow due to traffic congestion. A new motion by L.A. City Council...

What Is the Most Effective Way to Sell a Used Car?

October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

It’s no secret that selling a used car can be difficult. You have to find the right buyer, negotiate a...

How Do I Know What Types of Commercial Trucking Insurance Coverage I Need?

October 1, 2022

October 1, 2022

Running a small trucking company is expensive. You must comply with many rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carriers...

Best Ways To Show Your LA Baseball Love

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Los Angeles is a sports lover’s paradise. In every sport except for the NHL, locals have two teams to choose...