We'd like to introduce you to our partner, Fenix Family Health Center (Fenix Centro de Salud). We were thrilled to present Fenix with their first charitable grant with us in our most recent grant making cycle in the fall of 2020.
Catering to low-income, primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant families in Lake County, Fenix Family Health Center provides affordable physical and mental health care delivered in a compassionate, culturally-sensitive setting.
"With this grant, we’re able to...give more free appointments to patients than we’ve been able to do ever before," said Arienna Soheil, Chief Operating Officer.
Nicole Hayek, Chair of North Shore Exchange's Philanthropy Committee, said "During a time in our country when access to health care is more critical than ever, we're thrilled to be able to support the mission of Fenix Family Health Center. Fenix cares for the underserved immigrant community of Lake County Illinois, providing a critically-needed bridge to the gap many in the community experience accessing physical and mental health care."
This year, North Shore Exchange's giving focused on the acute needs of hunger, homelessness, health care and abuse - all of which have skyrocketed due to the pandemic. Every charity that receives a grant from North Shore Exchange is extensively vetted for mission alignment, financial soundness and program effectiveness.
We are proud to support many organizations doing important work improving the lives of individuals and communities in need. Consistent with our mission, North Shore Exchange awards grants to organizations that provide human services and education to children and families in the Midwest experiencing poverty.
Whenever you shop, consign and donate with us, you're also helping to care for Chicago's most vulnerable like the people served by Fenix Family Health Center. We are proud to have donated over $2 million in charitable grants to Chicagoland charities to date -- and hundreds of thousands more in in-kind giving.
Thank you for helping to make a difference by supporting our mission.