It’s a growing crisis her in Utah and that’s why the Junior League of Salt Lake is reaching out to those families that need assistance.
JUNIOR LEAGUE CARE FAIR HISTORY
• Utah’s largest health clinic providing individuals and families with free medical tests and screenings.
• Established in 1993.
• Served over 41,000 people during the last 15 annual events.
• Planned and staged by the Junior League volunteers with the collaboration and support of local participating agencies and medical volunteers.
• Held in August just before school begins to help children receive needed immunizations and physicals
• Held at the Horizonte Center.
HEALTH CARE CRISIS
• Our nation is in the midst of a health care crisis as costs of health care rise much faster than the cost of living and personal income
• 73% of the clients serviced have an annual income below $19,000.
• There are over 300,000 uninsured people in Utah.
• The Junior League CARE Fair provides free, one-stop medical and dental service for families and individuals that otherwise would go without the care.
• The Junior League CARE Fair specifically targets uninsured and underinsured members of our community, but anyone who walks through the doors receives services.
2007 JUNIOR LEAGUE CARE FAIR STATISTICS
• Served over 3,400 clients
• Over 250 medical volunteers from local medical organizations (U of U Medical School, Lions Club,Shriner’s Hospital, Moran Eye Center, Planned Parenthood, etc.)
• Over 250 community volunteers from various community agencies and individuals
• 874 general physicals
• 710 immunizations
• 911 dental screenings
• 375 cholesterol screenings
• 785 diabetes tests
• 330 vision screenings
• 175 hearing tests
• 52 children’s foot and back exams (15 referred for further treatment)
• 25 pregnancy tests
• 80 STI tests (75 referred for further treatment and counseling)
• 97 pap and breast exams (22 referred for further treatment)
• Over 150 bike helmets given away
2008 JUNIOR LEAGUE CARE FAIR
• Friday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Horizonte
• Training Center, 1234 South Main Street, Salt Lake City.
• Celebrating 16th year
• Supported by generous donors, medical and community agency volunteers, etc.
• Childhood immunizations and physicals
• Vision, hearing and dental screening
• Developmental screenings for children
• Women’s breast exams
• Diabetes & cholesterol screenings
• STD & HIV tests
• Free day care
• Bike helmet and car seat drawings
• 211 Information and Referral Center
• Children’s Service Society of Utah
• Medicaid eligibility services
• Legal and housing counseling
• Food program and employment service counseling
• Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services, etc.
• Need Spanish speaking translators, nurses, $$ donations, dental sealants
• Hotline: 801.355.1868 or www.jlslc.org
JUNIOR LEAGUE GENERAL INFORMATION
• Offer a variety of services and events that aim to provide support to individuals in our community. In some cases, we do this in partnership with other organizations in the community.
• Our target audience is women and children, although men often benefit as well.
• 2 Junior Leagues in Utah and over 294 internationally.
• Celebrated 75th Anniversary in 2006.
• Donate approximately 25,000 volunteer hours and approximately $250,000 to the community annually.
• Other Current League Projects: Women Helping Women, providing professional clothing for women who are in transition towards self-sufficiency; Mini-Projects; R.I.S.E Refugee Resettlement Program, in partnership with Catholic Community Services; and other community projects where the Junior League can get involved and build local charitable causes.
• Past projects: Ronald McDonald House, Salt Lake City, Alliance House, Children’s Justice Center, Sharing Place, Wheeler Farm, the Junior Science Academy at the Utah Museum of Natural History, KUER, KUED, and most recently, the Freedom Garden at the Volunteers of America, Utah Center for Women and Children.
For more information you can contact the Junior League at 801-355-1868 or www.jlslc.org