Bella has been attending various workshops organized by San Ysidro Health’s Mobile Health Services at a local school for almost 5 years.
“These programs have personally helped me as a mother, as a person of my community and improved my self-esteem,” said Bella. “Just as they have helped me, I have seen the personal growth of a lot of my friends, acquaintances, and classmates that have attended these workshops.”
San Ysidro Health Mobile Health Services operates a fleet of mobile units that travel across San Diego’s underserved communities to deliver healthcare and wellness classes to residents who would otherwise not have access to these services. The mobile units provide a variety of preventative health services and minor medical services including: well child visits, school/sports physicals, immunizations, hemoglobin tests, family planning services and parenting and anger management classes.
“I extend my gratitude to the organization for giving us (women of all ages) continued support, with workshops and classes that touch upon different topics of importance for new and inexperienced mothers.”
Physical, dental and behavioral health are important factors for a healthy life. Just as important, however, are wellness and educational resources to help the communities we serve make informed choices for themselves and their family’s well-being.
“I want to ask you to keep supporting these classes and workshops. They truly help a lot of people with our lives and personal growth.”
San Ysidro Health continues to provide compassionate care in the communities we serve across the County. We are dedicated to continue to serve San Diego’s most vulnerable communities and provide them with the comprehensive health services and resources to ensure positive health outcomes and a prosperous life.
San Ysidro Health is a place where children come to get the care they need to grow into strong and healthy adults. We have invested in the health of our children for nearly 50 years, and payoff has been huge. Ten of thousands of children have grown into healthy, successful adults because of the extraordinary, compassionate and comprehensive care we provide.
An example of extraordinary is the recent care provided by a San Ysidro Health WIC nutrition aide to a new client. The aide discovered that her client in need of services had fled her home due to domestic violence. This soon-to-be mother had left everything, including all the supplies she had gathered for her soon-to-be born baby. Our WIC staffer listened to this story of desperation and went into action. She gathered baby gear and supplies from her sources to ensure this expectant mother would be greeted with a surprise ‘mini baby shower’ at her next appointment. The client was wowed by this extraordinary effort and shared the story with the supervisor.
This powerful personal commitment and our staff’s gesture of kindness is just one of thousands of stories of extraordinary care our staff and volunteers provide every day. San Ysidro Health has lived this commitment for nearly 50 years, but to continue we need your support. Please consider a gift to make a difference in the lives of patients in our community. You, too, can be extraordinary!