The pandemic has shown the increased need for the services we provide, and with your help, we will ensure that 1010 East Avenue continues to be a home for our community. We've come a long way with the Better Together campaign and thanks to your generosity, the Community Outreach Center at 1010 East Avenue is finished! Volunteers and staff are working diligently to get the Center fully open.
To learn more about the path that led to this work, feel free to watch the Groundbreaking Ceremony and our campaign videos, or click on the links for named gift opportunities, and more!
Please pray that God will continue to be present with us throughout this entire process and for the people this Community Outreach Center will help.
Our ceremonial groundbreaking took place on November 21 after the Sunday worship service. We are grateful to all who came out to support this endeavor. The crew from DGA Builders LLC worked hard to make the Community Outreach Center a reality.
With a mission grounded in love, and a vision to Do More Good, Asbury First embraces outreach to the community as one of our core values. For over 50 years, we have responded to the needs in our community by offering warm meals, clothing, household supplies, laundry facilities, medical care, social work counsel, and more. 1010 East Avenue, a historic building we have owned since 1943, will be the site of our future Outreach Center, a fully integrated and accessible space.
In today's world, given the economic status of a large percentage of our population, the education of a medical student is greatly enhanced by their participation in the care of the uninsured/underinsured.
The UR Well Clinic at Asbury First United Methodist Church was founded in January 2009 and provides opportunities for UR College of Medicine students to deliver medical care to the homeless, the needy, and those who cannot afford medical insurance. It is a critical component of medical student education.
During the past decade, the services offered at the UR Well Clinic have greatly expanded, creating the need for a larger, more accessible and modernized space and equipment. Our current design and structure creates a barrier for many guests, as they end up having to choose between food, clothing, or health care on any given visit when their needs often encompass all three.
We are excited about the plans for the new UR Well Clinic at 1010 East Ave and with your help, we can make this upgrade a reality to benefit patients and medical students alike.
— C. McCollister “Mac” Evarts, MD