This summer two incredible Compassion Clinics were held in North and Downtown Portland. Their purpose was simple: the united church serving their neighbors with the many resources available to them. The churches were focused on offering free health care to the uninsured, underinsured, and even homeless members of their communities. These clinics were much more than a gathering of church volunteers, community members from the medical and dental area were involved, as well as organizations like Goodwill.
Each clinic served over 400 guests each at Roosevelt High School and the Memorial Coliseum. Both Compassion Clinics, put on with help from Compassion Connect, are a continuation of service and free health care offered in previous years. Beyond free medical and dental service, the united churches washed feet, provided thousands of meals, cut hair, provided chiropractic care and physical therapy, along with prayer and fellowship.
Held on June 22 and July 20, both of these incredible clinics will be back next year to continue community collaboration and tackle the problems of Portland's uninsured, underinsured, and homeless communities. Watch an informative recap video below which tells the stories of Downtown Compassion!