Access to medical care is always difficult for homeless individuals and families. Health care is further down their list when they are busy looking for a job or going to school and just can’t make ends meet to provide basic sustenance, let alone being able to afford even minimal health care.  Often these people are experiencing the most stressful time in their lives and may be frightened about how they will survive.
  
Since 1992, the Tri-City Rotary Clinic has sought to fill this need by providing free health services to the homeless and those in need.  Today, the Tri-City Rotary Clinic is a partnership with local service providers who serve the homeless, displaced victims of domestic violence, and those in need.  Abode Services, who serve the homeless, and SAVE, who serves and shelters victims of domestic violence, refers individuals to Washington Hospital's Clinic.  They provide health screenings, vaccinations, and basic medical care.  The Fremont Morning Rotary Club raises funds for the Tri-City Rotary Clinic to pay for these services and for the reimbursement of medicines and medical supplies that are not funded from other sources.  In the last seven years alone, the Tri-City Rotary Clinic has paid for over $26,000 in medical costs to those who could otherwise not afford them.  This is a mere fraction of Tri-City Rotary Clinic’s contribution since 1992, who's goal it is to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need in the Tri-City area.
 
The Tri-City Rotary Clinic’s sole source of funding is the Fremont Morning Rotary Club’s participation in the Rotary Area 3 “Hot, Hot, Hot Chili Challenge”, formerly known as the Great Rotary Chili Cook-off.  All of our Club’s portion of the fundraising proceeds goes directly to the Tri-City Rotary Clinic.