Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM)
In cooperation with Cathedral Health Services in Phoenix, AZ, many Christ Church members are involved with supporting a free medical clinic eight times per year.
Interfaith Cooperative Ministries offers free medical clinics to people who are uninsured. Each clinic has seen more than 80 individuals; all very poor, all without health insurance. Many have chronic health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Some others come with only symptoms, saying they haven’t been to a doctor in six, ten or twelve years. Cathedral Health Services brings about 40 volunteer medical professionals and translators to each clinic, including medical doctors, nurse practitioners, RN’s, and phlebotomists. They also link women and families to community resources such as AHCCCS and WIC.
This is an opportunity for Christ Church members with medical training and Spanish translation skills to help give back to the local community by volunteering.
ICM continues to be an important outreach program and has partnered with St. Mary’s Food Bank to be one of their four target food distribution outlets in the Valley. Lou Klejbuk, a CCA parishioner, has been ICM Board Secretary since 2015. Contact: Lou at 602.482.3378
ICM uses prescription bottles (push down & lock caps) to distribute toiletries to their clients. Please bring your empty medication bottles (remove labels please!) and leave them in the ICM box near the West entrance of the Narthex. Contributions of large bottles of toiletry items such as shampoo, baby shampoo, body wash, body lotion, razors, and other useful items such as clothing donations would be very helpful to ICM’s clients, as well.
Volunteers also meet the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:45 – 11:00 a.m., where food and clothing is sorted to help benefit Interfaith Cooperative Ministries.