Southern California Program

Venice Family Clinic

Venice, CA
December 2014

Venice Family Clinic (VFC) will expand access to pediatric care for low-income and underserved infants, children and teens in Mar Vista, an impoverished community on the Westside of Los Angeles, with its first-ever dedicated pediatric clinic.  The children’s health and wellness center’s primary goal is to address the critical unmet need for accessible, affordable pediatric care in this area.  The center will emphasize preventive care to help children and youth stay healthy while reducing their risk of chronic diseases.  At full capacity, the center aims to serve 4,500 pediatric patients through 13,500 medical visits and 2,000 dental visits each year.  In Phase I, VFC will renovate the children's health and wellness center.  Next, with the help of a W. M. Keck Foundation grant, VFC will complete a Phase II renovation to establish a permanent home for dental and vision services and other features.  The Children’s Center will open in spring 2015 and the second phase will be completed by summer 2016.

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