2018 Trinity Free Clinic Impact

What did your gift accomplish in 2018?

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You provided urgently needed medical and dental care to Hamilton County’s most vulnerable families.

Trinity Free Clinic patients are the working poor of Hamilton County. Many of them struggle to work multiple part-time jobs to try to make ends meet and put food on the table. The median income for a family of four in Hamilton County is $77,200, but the annual income of the average Trinity Free Clinic Patient is only $24,086.

Trinity Free Clinic provides care for patients that can barely afford to pay their rent, buy groceries, and put gas in the car. Many are surprised that there is such significant need in our community, but 30% of our patients live in Carmel, 30% live in Noblesville, 19% live in Westfield, and 12% live in Fishers.

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How poor is POOR?

For a household of 2 adults and 2 children in Hamilton County:

Median Annual Income $77,200
Moderate Income:
(80% of Median)
United Way MINIMUM
Survival Budget
Low Income
(50% of Median)
Avg Income for
TFC patient
Very Low Income
(30% of Median)

Your gift served people you meet every day.

Trinity Free Clinic patients come from each of the four largest communities in Hamilton County and work in a wide range of industries.

Many Trinity Free Clinic patients hold down two or more part-time jobs in one of the service industries. That means there’s a good chance that in the past year, at least one of our patients took care of YOU. They may have cooked or served your meal, cleaned your office, repaired your car, checked you out at Walmart, or cut your hair.

Over 20% of our services are provided through pediatrics and immunizations. There’s a good chance that some of the students in your children’s school rely on Trinity Free Clinic for their well-child visits and shots.

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What kind of services did your gift provide?

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  • 44% of services provided at Trinity Free Clinic help patients with immediate urgent medical and dental needs, such as infections, illnesses, and broken teeth.

  • 21% of services provided cared for pediatric patients, including providing the vaccinations they need to attend school.

  • 15% of services provided fluoride sealants for pediatric patients through the Tools for Schools program.

  • 10% of services provided vision screenings and glasses. The remaining

  • 10% of services were provided through Trinity Free Clinic’s specialty clinics to help patients with issues related to women’s health, physical therapy, podiatry, hypertension, and counseling.

How did you help Trinity Free Clinic make that happen?

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Trinity Free Clinic is a grassroots organization that relies on the generosity and support of community grantors, foundations, businesses, and volunteers. In other words, we can’t serve our community without YOUR help!

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In 2018, volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses, dental assistants and techs, optometrists, physical therapists, and clerical volunteers provided 14,776 hours of labor to serve our patients. Through their generosity, we were able to provide medical and dental services valued at $1,474,572 to Hamilton County families.

It costs almost $700,000 to make that happen, and our entire income comes from our community. 41% of our income is from personal donations and 25% comes from local government. Significant donations also come from local businesses, private foundations and hospitals.

As a non-profit, we have to be very careful to be sure that we are good stewards of the donations we receive. For every $1 donated, we provide $2.50 worth of care to our patients.

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How can you help?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 15,000 people in Hamilton County fall under the federal poverty line, including 4,200 children. In addition, 17,158 people in Hamilton County under the age of 65 are uninsured. That means that there’s a lot more people in Hamilton County who haven’t found Trinity Free Clinic yet and who are continuing to struggle to get the medical and dental care they need. We expect the need in our county and the demand for care to only increase. We need YOUR help today!