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Luke Project 52 Clinic Grows2 min read

The Luke Project 52 Clinic has been providing free prenatal care (including pregnancy testing, lab work, and ultrasounds) and infant care to underserved women and babies in Detroit since 2016/2017. The clinic has had steady increases in the number of patients served. As of August 31, 2019, 414 patients have been seen (an increase of 297 since 2017); 61 babies have been born (40 more than in 2017), and 751 appointments were held—an increase of 324 since 2017 (with a projected total of 1151 appointments by this year’s end).

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The mobile clinic (left) and the antenatal testing unit (right). The fleet also includes a mini bus to transport patients.

The Clinic now has a volunteer fleet manager and driver who will be driving the mobile medical clinic to and from clinic at Family of God, Detroit. He will also drive the mini-bus to transport patients, besides helping Pastor Garrison set-up and tear down clinic. In between clinic days, he will be responsible for seeing that the mobile units are maintained.

The Luke Project 52 Clinic has also received a $15,000 grant for general operating expenses from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Garrison and his team are currently discussing the possibility of a major grant to deploy a “Mobile Antenatal Testing Pilot Project” that will take weekly testing to patients where they live rather than requiring them to overcome the many obstacles of getting to the hospital for these needed tests. The mobile units (ambulances) will be staffed by a physician, experienced labor and delivery nurse, driver/security person, and a social work/chaplain. If the funding is sufficient, these will be paid positions. Please remember this effort in your prayers as a program like this could help save some of the 250 children who died in Detroit in 2017 before their first birthday.

If you would like to volunteer with The Luke Project 52 Clinic, visit the Join a Ministry page on our website.


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