Venice Family Clinic has received a $10,000 grant from L.A. Care to provide comprehensive primary health care services to low-income, uninsured and homeless men, women and children with disabilities on the Westside of Los Angeles.

L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving Los Angeles County residents through a variety of programs, including Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, L.A. Care’s Healthy Kids, and L.A. Care’s Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan. With nearly 800,000 members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest public health plan.

Venice Family Clinic was one of 29 grantees chosen through a competitive process as part of L.A. Care’s initiative to support projects that improve access to care for people with disabilities in Los Angeles County. The grant supplies one height-adjustable exam table, two wheelchair accessible weight scales and two assistive listening devices for use at the Clinic’s two largest sites — the Milken Family Foundation Medical Building at 604 Rose Ave. in Venice, and the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center at 2509 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica.

Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide free, quality health care to people in need. Established in 1970 by founder Dr. Phillip Rossman, and co-founder Dr. Mayer B. Davidson, the clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into the largest free clinic in the country. With the help of approximately 1,500 volunteers, including nearly 500 physicians, Venice Family Clinic provides a medical home for more than 23,500 low-income and uninsured patients through eight sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista and Culver City.

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