In 2018, Lubbock City Lights is proud to support four incredible organizations in Lubbock. The first-year class of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine has chosen:
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.
Women's Protective Services
The Mission of Women’ Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. is to create an environment of empowerment for women, children and families and to eliminate family violence.
Our purpose and objectives are to provide a safe environment, offer community education and prevention, rehabilitate violent family members, encourage transition to self-sufficiency and to advocate for the prevention and elimination of family violence
The services provided at WPS are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Services are available without regard to race, sex, handicap, national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, or income.
Free and Confidential Services Provided By WPS :
24 Hour Crisis Hotline, Shelter, Food, Clothing, and Transportation, Individual and Group, Support Groups, Parent Education, Children's Program, Assistance in Obtaining Legal Services, Assistance in Obtaining Social Services, Welfare to Work/Job Readiness Program, and Community Education.
WPS also provides a 25 week Batterer Intervention and Prevention program. Call for information on cost and location. Women's Protective Services is a community based program supported by volunteers. WPS has been serving Lubbock and it's surrounding counties since 1978. Counties served include the following:
High Point Village
High Point Village is a faith-based, 501(c)3 organization developed for the purpose of providing an enrichment center and residential living community for individuals with special needs.
Making a Difference
-Testimonials from parents and care givers of High Point Village participants.
“High Point Village has given my daughter a place to be involved and to really have fun while she grows and learns. I have watched her evolve from a shy and awkward girl in social activities into a happy little socialite. We are forever grateful!“
“We feel so blessed to have found High Point Village for our 15-year-old daughter. This is a wonderful environment for her to develop new interests, skills and friendships. We have been so impressed with the genuine excitement and joy the staff and volunteers express in their involvement with the students. We have nothing like this in our area and feel it is well worth the time and expense to make the 180 mile round trip to bring Delaney to High Point Village each week”
“You are making a difference. You are changing people’s lives everyday in ways you don’t even know.”
“High Point Village has strengthened our daughter, Riane’s skills and confidence. We have no living relatives in town but the friendships that have been built and nurtured here have grown into an extended family. To have a community she can live in with her extended family is just a bonus.”
“My son David has Down syndrome. He is a loving, gentle person with a need to keep busy. So this “village” has made him to continue to thrive in something which we thought he needed. It gives him somewhere to go and meet other people like him. High Point Village has been such a blessing.”
“High Point Village is literally a God sent miracle for our daughter, Lauren, who has Down Syndrome. With limited facilities, High Point Village has broadened Lauren’s horizons and enriched her life with new friendships and experiences. Without the vision and commitment of those who make High Point Village possible, Lauren’s quality of life would be significantly diminished. We thank you for your love and support.”
-Eric and Judy Beason
Team Luke Hope For Minds
Founded out of a desire to support families of children impacted by brain injury, Tim Siegel and Ronda Johnson both leveraged their personal experiences with brain injuries to do the most good for the most amount of people.
Six years ago, after a close family friends near-fatal drowning in a hot tub, Ronda stepped into the role of managing Hope4JD, which eventually became Hope 4 Minds, and began raising funds to provide families with much needed support and encouragement. JD’s family sought assistance when they discovered a significant lack of information and resources as well as mounting expenses associated with home renovations, transportation, medical equipment for their home and recovery based therapies not covered by insurance. As a result of their experience, friends in their community, including Ronda, stepped up and formed a 501c3 in order to begin bridging the gap for other families. In the last six years, Hope 4 Minds has served more than 100 families, providing more than $475,000 in resources.
Tim Siegel’s son, Luke, suffered a tramatic brain injury and chest trauma leading to an anoxic brain injury as a result of a golf cart accident in July 2015. As a parent of a child with an anoxic brain injury, Tim and his wife, Jenny, were not given a tremendous amount of hope, positive reinforcement or encouragement. In January 2017, after Luke’s story had gained widespread attention, Tim felt called to use this opportunity and his experiences to share help and hope to families walking through similar situations by forming the Team Luke Foundation. The mission of Team Luke Foundation was to bring awareness and provide critical support and assistance to families with children who have suffered anoxic or traumatic brain injury.
In January 2018, Ronda and Tim announced the merger between Hope 4 Minds and Team Luke Foundation, forming Team Luke Hope For Minds. The partnership was a natural fit as their missions aligned in their effort and desire to support families both emotionally and financially. Along with their expanded team and resources, they will be increasing their service area of established programs to be able to reach more families. Team Luke Hope For Minds will operate under its united mission: to enrich the lives of children with a brain injury and to give hope to their families through support and education.