OVERVIEW OF THE COMMUNITIES LA MAESTRA SUPPORTS
La Maestra Community Health Centers has been providing programs and services to thousands of residents each year since 1990. The residents it serves are at or below the poverty level from the communities of City Heights (central San Diego), El Cajon (east San Diego County) National City (south San Diego County) and Lemon Grove (south-east San Diego County. Many are immigrants and refugees -"New Americans"- that come from more than 60 countries throughout the world. Most have been relocated from their native countries to City Heights but many have also settled in El Cajon and National City. All of these residents rely heavily on La Maestra not only for their healthcare but for their non-medical needs as well.