Mission: To provide quality primary healthcare services in a single medical facility to medically underserved women and children, enabling them to lead productive and healthy lives.
About the Organization: Founded in 1911 to distribute pasteurized milk to low-income families, the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago today provides community-based quality health care to underserved families in the city. In the belief that access to quality primary care plays a critical role in the development of productive, thriving neighborhoods and communities, the organization co-locates primary medical care, dentistry, optometry, child development, and behavioral health services in a single central location.
Current Programs: The organization's Angel Harvey Family Health Center offers services in a range of areas, including pediatric and adolescent health, dental health, adult health, child-centered health, optometry, and family health (which also includes child and adolescent counseling and child development support services). The center employs a sliding fee scale and offers financial assistance to low-income patients who are uninsured or underinsured to help cover the costs of medical, dental, optometry, and behavioral health counseling services.
Website: Visitors to the Infant Welfare Society site can read about the organization's century-long history, learn more about the center's services and its healthcare partners, and/or watch videos. In addition, the site provides a list of community resources in the areas of child care, education, social services, food services, health care, and housing. Visitors also can learn more about becoming a member of the Infant Welfare Society Auxiliary or the organization's associate board, and/or make a donation.
Funding: The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago is funded by foundations and individuals.