St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center (SJNC) will kick off its 30th-year serving the medical and mental health needs of the under-insured and uninsured with two events on Friday, December 8. The first event is a Free Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m..
More than 12 health-focused community partners will be on hand during the fair to give referrals, guidance, and in some cases medical screenings to anyone attending the event. For a full roster of those joining SJNC for the Free Community Health Fair, visit www.sjncenter.org/community-health-fair.
At the Community Health Fair, SJNC will host an Open House Celebration from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. featuring tours of the building, appetizers, and remarks from Jennifer Sahrle, Executive Director, Congressman Joe Morelle, County Executive Adam Bello, Mayor Malik Evans, and Sister Chris Wagner, a founding mother and former Executive Director of the Center.
“Not only are these two events taking place on the actual 30th anniversary of SJNC opening its doors on 12/8/1993, but they are both indicative of our ethos of service in partnership, which was started by the Sisters of St. Joseph 30 years ago and continues today,” Sahrle said.
Sahrle adds that “these events commemorate our 30th anniversary year and we’re delighted to open the Center up for clients, patients, neighbors both new and old. The need for our patient-centered approach to caring for people is just as necessary today as it was 30 years ago. The Open House gives us a chance to share a glimpse into what plans are for SJNC as we look to the next 30 years.”
Both the Free Community Health Fair and the Open House Reception are free and open to the public. Online registration for the Open House is encouraged and over 150 people have registered for the event to date.
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive health care, counseling, and supportive services to individuals who lack access to health insurance or those who have insurance but are unable to utilize it due to financial barriers.