The following are brief stories about the good work that has been able to have accomplished with Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ grant funding.
The idea that Palm Beach County has residents who are food insecure shocks those that aren’t familiar with the County demographics. In fact, when people think of Palm Beach County the picture of mansions, expensive cars, beautiful beaches and luxury yachts comes to mind. This image couldn’t be further from the reality of our [...] MORE
Jose G. was identified on his mat in desperate need of medical attention. His left eye was oozing and discolored. Later, he was diagnosed with cancer in his left eye. The doctor recommended removing his eye and the tissue surrounding the eye. After having the surgery, the nursing staff provided daily wound care at the [...] MORE
There are countless stories of compassion, healing and hope at the Community Health Center of West Palm Beach. Often the individuals and families that visit the Center for help become a blessing to the staff and volunteers. One such family in particular was desperate and needed help. Manuel, a husband and father of two little [...] MORE
Jashia was 19 and uninsured when she discovered she was pregnant. She had no idea what to do or how to care for her unborn child. She turned to the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition’s Prenatal Outreach Center in Port Salerno, Florida for help. The Center connected Jashia to prenatal care at the local health [...] MORE
AFM awarded the St. Petersburg Free Clinic $110,000 for their Walk-In-Now program, which is intended to increase patient access to clinic care, reduce emergency room admissions, and educate/empower patients to change unhealthy behaviors. The clinic provides health services to adults who lack basic medical insurance and do not quality for any other services. The program [...] MORE
Lissa was 23 when she was diagnosed with schizophrenia five years ago. She had successfully completed college and was working for a cruise line when she was first hospitalized. Lissa struggled to accept her diagnosis and come to terms with how her illness had impacted her life. Lissa, now unable to work, was searching for [...] MORE