In 2017, 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 Free Clinic at Lubbock Impact
Lubbock Boys & Girls Club
Ronald McDonald House
Catholic Charities Diocese of Lubbock
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.
Since 1940 the Lubbock Boys and Girls Clubs has been serving children ages 6 to 18. The Clubs provide a safe and positive place for children to go after school and in the summer months. Four Club locations serve approximately 3,000 boys and girls each year with another Club on the way. Through the Kid’s Café program we served over 88,000 hot meals to our children yearly. The Clubs focus on Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. Membership fee is $10.00 for the school year so it is affordable for everyone.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Southwest keeps families close during their child’s serious illness or injury because Healing Happens Together.
We provide families with the stability and resources needed, so they can help their children become happy and healthy. We are the warm shelter in the storm. We are here to help, whether their problems involve staying nearby to support a hospitalized child, affording to stay together in an unfamiliar city while a child is undergoing treatment, or even to receiving basic medical care in a vulnerable or rural community.
Through our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms programs, we assist families in coping with the uncertainty, confusion, and fear of having a sick child.
We also serve others through our RMHC Grants and Scholarships.
You will never know how many lives you are touching this side of eternity, but we are a family who has been blessed by you. Thank you is not enough.
-Love, Nancy, Craig & Nolan
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Lubbock, Inc. is committed to living the Social Gospel as contained in Matthew 25:40: "Whenever you did this for one of the least important of these, you did it for me." Catholic Charities, Diocese of Lubbock, Inc. provides compassionate, competent and professional social services that respond to those in crisis and offers resources and support to individuals and families in our West Texas communities.