SET receives $400,000 grant

SET Family Medical Clinics received a $400,000 grant from The Colorado Trust, the second largest grant in the nonprofit health care clinic’s history.

The money will be sued to provide medical and health care services to underserved people – including the homeless, people without health insurance and those who are under-insured.

The grant is second only to a $475,000 grant in 2008 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said Zelna Joseph, president and CEO of the clinics. SET gets most of its funding for its two clinics from individual donations and grants.

SET served 11,000 patients last year, which equates to about 9,000 patients seen. Its annual budget is $1.6 million, Joseph said.

The group operates two clinics, a family practice clinic at St. Francis Health Center and a homeless clinic at the Marion House. It also offers senior wellness clinics at several Housing Authority apartment buildings in Colorado Springs. It offers a re-entry health care program to ex-offenders and immunization clinics provide free shots eight times a year for children.

Last year, SET saved the Pikes Peak community more than $3.2 million by averting medical issues from local emergency rooms.