Soon after David Hochberg began volunteering at JF&CS’ Ben Massell Dental Clinic in May 2013, he noticed there were not too many patients receiving dentures. It didn’t make much sense, given that so many patients at BMDC had lost teeth. When he asked about it, he was told the waiting time for dentures was two years, which could explain the scarcity of such patients.
By Sheri Panovka, JF&CS’ Senior Writer.
When I turned 50 this past January, I wanted to do something that would involve volunteering or charitable giving. I actually began thinking about it a couple of years earlier, inspired by others in the community who had done that kind of thing. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do, but I knew I wanted it to connect to JF&CS. And I knew I wanted my friends to do it with me.
The Georgia Volunteer Health Care Program (GVHCP) recently featured Ben Massell Dental Clinic’s student volunteers in the summer issue of their Volunteer Health Care Today newsletter.
The Georgia Volunteer Health Care Program (GVHCP) of the Department of Public Health (DPH) provides Sovereign Immunity protection to licensed health care professionals who volunteer to treat uninsured individuals at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
Dear JF&CS Family & Friends,
Over the last several months we have shared many meaningful reflections as we look back on the accomplishments and memories of Gary Miller’s long tenure as CEO of our wonderful agency. Speaking on behalf of our professional staff and volunteers, we are deeply grateful for the extraordinary opportunity that Gary has created for all of us, and for the depth of services and community supports that the organization has provided for the last 24 years under his leadership.
These real stories show how JF&CS strengthens the lives of individuals and families in our community. Learn more at ytfl.org/howto.