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St. John’s Well Child & Family Centers making a difference in the community

st. john'sTwo words I have grown to dislike- Change Orders.  Change orders drive up the cost of construction projects.  Inglewood Unified School District, LAWA and now Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital, will cost millions more to build than previously budgeted for.  Thankfully, the St. John’s Well Child & Family Center’s recent opening on local school campuses are within budget and on time for the community.

St. John’s Well Child & Family Centers have begun popping up around LA County in a bid to not only receive Obamacare funds, but also to help the communities who would be served by MLK.  The first clinic was opened on the campus of Dominguez High School in Compton earlier this year.  CUSD Board President Micah Ali was very proud that Compton Unified opened the first clinic stating, “…it is a much needed and valuable resource to the residents of the Compton community, we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship”.

Flanked by Dominguez High School’s ROP/CTE Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid (CNA/HHA) students, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center (SJWCFC) President and CEO Jim Mangia; LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (2nd District); Compton Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees President Micah Ali; Board Member Mae Thomas; Board Clerk Satra Zurita; and Los Angeles County Education Foundation (LACEF) Board of Directors President Cynthia McClain-Hill. Back row, left to right: Board Members Emma Sharif and Marjorie Shipp; Superintendent Darin Brawley; and Student Board Member Natalia-Cerilyn Su’a.

Flanked by Dominguez High School’s ROP/CTE Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid (CNA/HHA) students, St. John’s Well Child & Family Center (SJWCFC) President and CEO Jim Mangia; LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas (2nd District); Compton Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees President Micah Ali; Board Member Mae Thomas; Board Clerk Satra Zurita; and Los Angeles County Education Foundation (LACEF) Board of Directors President Cynthia McClain-Hill. Back row, left to right: Board Members Emma Sharif and Marjorie Shipp; Superintendent Darin Brawley; and Student Board Member Natalia-Cerilyn Su’a.

Manual Arts and Washington Prep, to name a few, would follow, which help families who can not travel long distances for services.  I even saw a center at the school on Hyde Park and 8th Ave.  St. John’s Well Child & Family Centers provides both medical and mental health services to those in need.

St. John’s Well Child & Family Centers will be out in the community helping individuals enroll in Obamacare, so check their website for upcoming events.

Read more about the additional $32 million it will cost to fix MLK.  Where will those funds come from?  LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas voted in favor of the additional funds to be provided.


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About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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