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Orlando Approves Grant For New Homeless Health Clinic

The city of Orlando has approved a grant to build a new health clinic for the homeless in West Orlando. (Photo by Bill Dickinson)

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The Health Care Center for the Homeless received a grant Monday from the city of Orlando to build another clinic.

The $575,000 grant will allow Health Care Center for the Homeless to buy a building in West Orlando for a new clinic. The non-profit saw nearly 16,000 patients last year at its six locations.

The new clinic would offer primary, dental and behavioral health services to the homeless, as well as a pharmacy. It would also be available for low-income patients.

The non-profit expects to buy the property by next September 2016 and open the new clinic by 2020.


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Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe ... Read Full Bio »

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