La Maestra Expands Circle of Care | 1995 Timelines: La Maestra History

Building on expertise and partnerships built through La Maestra Amnesty Center’s economic development programs, La Maestra Family Clinic begins expanding its Circle of Care to include additional economic development, community development, education and housing related programs and collaboratives.
Through collaborations with partners such as Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee on Anti-Poverty (MAAC) and City Heights Community Development Corporation, La Maestra Family Clinic bridges health and housing, bringing preventative health care and education, healthy housing assessments, and eligibility services to low-income housing complexes where many residents are immigrants and refugees, while also linking them to a culturally competent medical home at the clinic in City Heights.
La Maestra Family Clinic also works with these partners to implement vocational skills training and job creation for housing residents. East African refugee residents of housing complexes are trained and hired as Medically Trained Cultural Liaisons, and entry-level medical staff at local healthcare facilities and schools.

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