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Family Centers Begins Construction On New Health Clinic In Greenwich

Thomas Diaz, manager of Family Centers Healthcare at Wilbur Peck Court; Dennis Torres, director of Healthcare Programs; Charles Edward McDonald, architect; Joseph Parlanti of Pecora Brothers; Robert Short, Family Centers’ vice president
Thomas Diaz, manager of Family Centers Healthcare at Wilbur Peck Court; Dennis Torres, director of Healthcare Programs; Charles Edward McDonald, architect; Joseph Parlanti of Pecora Brothers; Robert Short, Family Centers’ vice president Photo Credit: contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Work has begun to convert vacant multi-purpose space at the Wilbur Peck public housing community into Family Centers’ new health clinic. The clinic will offer residents of Greenwich Public Housing onsite access to quality healthcare services.

Called Family Centers Healthcare at Wilbur Peck Court, the clinic will provide primary healthcare services to children and adults living in Greenwich Public Housing units, Section 8 housing and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The United Way of Greenwich and the Town of Greenwich’s Department of Social Services were instrumental in helping Family Centers assess the town’s low-income families’ healthcare needs. The Greenwich Housing Authority was also a major partner in the project.

Construction will take place over the winter, and an opening date is targeted for early spring.

The clinic was designed by architect Charles McDonald Jr.; the contractor is Pecora Brothers.

In late 2015, Family Centers received a Federal "New Access Points" grant to cover the initial construction and operational funds needed to open the full-service primary health clinic. Additional funding was provided by the TurningPoint Foundation and the Mark Family Foundation.

Last year, Family Centers was named one of just six organizations in Connecticut and the only one in Fairfield County to receive that grant funding. Nationwide, $169 million was distributed to create 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and more than 3,000 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Visit the Family Centers website for additional information.

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