The Stories

The Spirit Mountain Community Fund has helped 807 non-profits in Oregon since 1997. We have been delighted to partner with organizations committed to social justice, community resilience and self-sufficiency. Here are some of our stories:

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The Children's Community Clinic 1

The Children's Community Clinic 1

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We are the Children’s Community Clinic.
Here is our story:

The Children's Community Clinic (CCC) first opened its' doors on November 3, 1980. The Clinic's mission is to develop and maintain pediatric health care for the diverse cultural groups residing in Multnomah County, especially North/Northeast Portland, whose residents have historically not had access to proper medical services. The CCC believes health care is a human right, not a priviledge, especially for the poor; therefore, services are based on need instead of geographic, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries.

The Children's Community Clinic is the only clinic in North/Northeast Portland dedicated solely to providing primary care to low-income and uninsured children. Seen as a "beacon of hope" for children and a clinic of "last resort" in Portland, the CCC has provided culturally sensitive health services, including preventative and screening physical examinations, and treatment for illnesses to thousands of children.

Executive Director Mardica Hicks says,

“Funding from Spirit Mountain Community Fund allowed the clinic to serve more children in any way necessary and keep the clinic doors open. It also created partnerships with other organizations by allowing the clinic to serve outside the clinic walls in health fairs and education to the public. Funding helped the clinic save lives and they were able to continue to help them by teaching children a whole new health habit. ”