Split the Plate is one of UUCW’s programs of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offering monies to a non-profit organization as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist Values and serve our community.
Our Split the Plate partner for December is Waukesha Free Clinic (formerly St. Joseph Medical Clinic). WFC supports the health and well-being of uninsured, under-insured and low-income members of the Waukesha County community. With our present challenges of unemployment combined with people losing health insurance with lost jobs, and COVID-19 running rampant, there is a great need for the basic health care services provided by Waukesha Free Clinic.
The Free Clinic provides general medical services, offers a women’s health clinic, podiatry, occupational and physical therapy, diabetic support, and chronic care management for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other chronic diseases.
WFC is very much dependent on community donations as well as volunteer services of a wide variety of medical professionals and other volunteers. Traditionally, about 60% of the people they serve are Hispanics, Blacks, and Asians. They serve people from new-born to over age 65.
Your donations are needed and appreciated, so please click on the “Donate” button right now to lend a hand with this much-needed work.
About the Waukesha Free Clinic artwork: During their “Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker” classes, UUCW middle-school RE students learned that artists can raise awareness of important issues. UUCW’s Split the Plate committee “commissioned” these students to create this poster, highlighting the origin of the Waukesha Free Clinic and the services it provides to people in need.