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The Irma Colen Health Center is Dedicated in Mar Vista

L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl speaks at the dedication of Venice Family Clinic’s new Irma Colen Health Center, in Mar Vista. Mar Vista is home to the highest concentration of low-income families on the Westside and more than a third of Venice FamiThe Venice Family Clinic (VFC) is the largest free clinic in the USA serving more than 24, 000 underinsured and/or uninsured patients at its Westside clinics annually.

Thanks to the generosity of Lou and Irma Colen and the donors they inspired VFC has a 3400 square foot clinic located where the highest concentration of low-income, Westside families live.

“People need care in the neighborhoods where they live,†says Elizabeth Benson Forer, Venice Family Clinic’s CEO. “Situating a clinic here saves time and transportation costs for families who have the least of these to spare, and it The Irma Colen Health Center has seven exam rooms and one counseling room. It will accommodate 15,000 visits from 4,000 patients annually, tripling Venice Family Clinic’s capacity in the area. Photo: Margaret Molloystrengthens the community.â€

Venice Family Clinic operates eight sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, and Culver City. For information please call 310.392.8636
or visit www.venicefamilyclinic.org.L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl presents a certificate of tribute to Lou Colen, whose $1 million gift to Venice Family Clinic made the Irma Colen Health Center possible. The site is named for Lou’s late wife, Irma, who helped raise an estimated $30

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