Thanks to Miller Insurance Group reaching their goal of 500 votes + shares, Fourth Street Clinic won a $10,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance to further their mission of providing medical care to vulnerable populations. Congrats to the team and thank you for supporting them!
The already abundant challenges with the healthcare sector are only amplified for those who experience homelessness. In Salt Lake City, Fourth Street Clinic exists to be there for this vulnerable population when all else fails.
Since their founding in 1988 as Wasatch Homeless Healthcare, Inc., the organization has served over 5,000 people in the region annually. This care encapsulates everything from providing medications to offering mental health and substance abuse counseling. The heavy weight of this work requires community support, and over the last five years, Miller Insurance Agency has poured its heart into helping support that weight.
Passion to help takes many forms
Members of the Miller Insurance Group staff each contribute in their own ways, whether it’s through launching hygiene kit drives or taking the load off clinicians with snacks and meals.
Alex Meade, the agency’s Principal Broker, serves as the Chairman of the Advancement Committee on Fourth Street Clinic’s board. His fundraising efforts have included out-of-the-box ideas like hosting town halls for the community and starting a film festival focused on the subject of homelessness.
The beautiful moments that arise from struggle
The seemingly basic health services that the clinic provides can mean the world for their patients. “Any one of these visits can bring on the change that allows someone experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet,” said Meade.
Earlier this year, Miller Insurance Group staff stepped into the clinic’s front-line pandemic fight to volunteer. They got a firsthand view of the joy that receiving the vaccine brought many of the patients. “One patient told me the clinic got him connected with resources to address his alcohol addiction,” said Meade. “He was excited to get the vaccine because it meant he could remain healthy and have the energy to focus on his recovery.”
“Any one of these visits can bring on the change that allows someone experiencing homelessness to get back on their feet.”
-Alex Meade, Principal Broker, Miller Insurance Group
An uncertain future requires creative ideas
“In 2020 we saw a 34% increase in expenses directly tied to our COVID-19 response,” said Laurel Ingham, Development Director of the Fourth Street Clinic. “The clinic has worked to be as creative as possible to respond to the list of uncertainties that have continuously cropped up.”
One solution was to hit the road in their medical bus, visiting different resource centers to do COVID-19 testing and ensure individuals in congregant living were safe. To get around ventilation issues, they even improvised by turning their parking lot into a COVID-19 treatment camp, complete with military medical tents.
“From the onset of the pandemic, the clinic has worked to be as creative as possible to respond to the list of uncertainties that have continuously cropped up.”
-Laurel Ingham, Development Director, Fourth Street Clinic
Fourth Street is a place full of people who genuinely care for the others the way we all ought to!
Thank you All Pro Insurance for helping your community and this league!
Great support for the community
I have been involved with 4th Street first as a volunteer pediatrician in the mid-1990’s and since 2013 a member of the Board of Directors. FSC is a remarkable place with remarkable employees,volunteers and patients!
Great organization and fills a great need in the community. Know of a few personal stories of folks.
Amazing humans serving humans ❤️
This is a wonderful clinic that deserves the support to treat our underserved community! Thank you for considering them for this gift!
This is really amazing to hear of an organization that is doing the work and making a difference! And for so many years!
4th Street is the Best ! Let’s get everyone to help them out.
Fourth Street is an amazing resource for our community! Thank you so much, SafeCo!!
This is a great organization!
Thank you Fourth Street Clinic for impacting the community in such a positive way!
Grateful for the work done at the Fourth Street Clinic
Many of the people I worked with who had mental illness used the Fourth Street Clinic, an invaluable resource.
Thank you Fourth street for all you do!!
Fourth Street Clinic is sooo important to helping our community. Thanks for all you do!!
You are my favorite charity. Keep up the good work
Thank you for helping us do our work!
Fourth Street Clinic serves the most vulnerable among us.
Amazing people doing wonderful and needed work for the most in need.
It’s nice seeing people helping people ! Keep up the great work !
Fourth Street Clinic is the bees knees
Good and necessary work!
Love everything this clinic is doing!!
4th Street is AMAZING!!
What a wonderful service the Fourth StreetClinic provides. All communities should have one like this.
Great project to support.
Wonderful work from this clinic and a much needed part of our community! Thank you!
Fourth Street Clinic is essential to the SLC community! Thank you for the important work you do!
You are doing wonderful work. Thank you
Thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing
What a gift to the community and help to people in need! Thank you to many!
These health care workers make a real difference in the lives of those truly in need.
4th St is the best!!! So important to the community!
Thank you 4th street clinic!
Thank you 4th street for all you do!
This is incredibly important work – thank you for all you do for the SLC community and beyond, Fourth Street Clinic!!
The 4th Street Clinic does amazing work! Their services are so essential to the homeless population! They deserve a helping hand!
Amazing work done here!
Fourth Street is one of the most important resources on the Wasatch Front. They are the face of kindness, compassion, and hope.
Proud of the work done here. An incredible asset to the community. Thank you!
We love everyone who provides these amazing services. Well done!!
Amazing work! Grateful fur all you do!
I am so proud to work with the people at Fourth Street. They provide amazing care for our patients