The TTUHSC School of Medicine Class of 2022 is proud to announce our 2019 Lubbock City Lights beneficiaries!
These charities represent a mere fraction of the incredible work being done in our community year-round. We’re excited to have the opportunity to support them in their fantastic missions.
Closing the Healthcare Gap in Lubbock, Texas
The TTUHSC Free Clinic at Lubbock Impact is a student-inspired free clinic that serves the at-risk population of Lubbock, Texas. Our patients have neither health insurance or a primary care physician. The clinic has an inter-professional mix of volunteers which includes community physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers as well as Texas Tech Health Sciences Center medical students, nursing students, pharmacy students, and Texas Tech University social work students and pre-med undergraduates. We focus on providing primary care but we also host an occasional specialty clinic.
Since opening its doors, the clinic has treated over 3,000 unique patients in more than 6,000 patient visits, averaging 25-30 patients a week. Uninsured patients of all ages from low-income backgrounds are seen based on severity of condition. The Free Clinic is helping to close the healthcare gap in Lubbock, Texas.
Helping People Remain at Home, Well Fed, and Independent
Lubbock Meals on Wheels strives to respect the dignity of every human being, no matter their need or physical condition. They provide nutritious home-delivered meals to those who are homebound, elderly, or disabled. They seek to break the social isolation experience by the homebound by providing warm, caring, friendly contact through their volunteers.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels began delivering hot lunches to 29 people in April, 1917. As the Lubbock community has grown, so has the homebound population. With the help of over 1,500+ volunteers, LMOW currently delivers to over 800 people on 59 different routes. They have also added programs to their service such as the Pet Program, Weekend Meals Program, and Emergency Meal Program. They appreciate the generous support of the Lubbock community.
Speeding the Healing of Child Victims
CACSP provides services for children between the ages of 0-17, as well as developmentally delayed adults who have been victims of abuse and/or trauma. The mission of CACSP is to bring together community resources to speed the healing of child victims. CACSP works closely with other local agencies, including law enforcement and various area District Attorney’s Offices to achieve their mission.
In 2018, CACSP provided 1,133 forensic interviews and 1,637 therapeutic sessions, court accompaniment, and court room testimony assistance.They provided prevention programs for 6,685 children and worked to develop and deliver community education and outreach programs.
Always Here, Always Hope
Lubbock Rape Crisis Center, Voice of Hope commits to offering help, hope, and healing to all persons affected by sexual violence by providing education, awareness, and support as far as our arms can reach.
Voice of Hope was established in 1975 and is the second oldest Rape Crisis Center in the State of Texas. In 2018, the agency served 396 victims of sexual violence and for several years have been actively studying the local sex trafficking trends and leading collaborative conversations with other agencies.