M.O.M. Texas Continues to Serve the Community
The Texas program continues to mature as our part-time staff and more than 100 volunteers become even more proficient and efficient in providing services to our patients. We consistently operate five mobile clinics in partnership with four local churches and one community center. Three of the five clinics are located in rural areas.
Between September 17, 2007, the date of our first mobile clinic, and Dec. 31, 2011, we had provided free quality health care through 11,009 patient visits and 11,221 free prescription medications in the Texas Coastal Bend. More than half of the program's patients suffer from chronic illnesses, including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma and depression with diabetes continuing to be one of the most prevalent problems. We also have been recognized for our work in this area by being the recipient of the 2012 Texas Medical Association Foundation's John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award which recognizes exceptional projects addressing the health and future for all Texans.
We develop support by offering "Coffee With M.O.M." clinic tours twice a month. This is the opportunity to "come and see" the impact that quality health care has not only on our patients and their families, but the economic impact on the community at large.
Our Coffee with M.O.M tours offer a unique opportunity for the public to spend an hour at one of our clinics to better understand the work of Mission of Mercy in Texas.
During the tour, attendees get to hear personal testimonies of our volunteers and our organization's vision for the future and as a result, leave with a better understanding of the scope and impact of our mission.
Here in Corpus Christi, we literally are the Body of Christ, and consider it our privilege to be his hands and feet in service.