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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - On Tuesday construction began on a project five years in the making to help homeless people get access to healthcare. The VOA (Volunteers of America Michigan) and Sparrow are partnering to open a free medical clinic. Both organizations say there's a desperate need for a clinic like this in the Lansing area.
"I'm currently living here in the VOA, I've been here two weeks," said Latousha Jones. She is homeless for now, but here at the VOA she gets her meals and a place to sleep, but in terms of healthcare, like so many others here, she's on her own.
"There are so many people in need that show up at this facility each and every day, one of the things that's really lacking in their lives is the kind of medical care to help them get back on their feet," said Joe Ruth, Executive Vice President, Sparrow Hospital. Now 3,400 homeless patients like Jones will soon get free care at the VOA. The VOA partnered with Sparrow to build an $800,000 medical facility. A ceremony Tuesday celebrated the first day of construction, and the man behind the wheel is also the man behind the project, VOA Board Chairman Kevin McGraw, who says "it's going to be our goal not to turn anybody away. It's an amazing thing because we're going to be able to treat people and give them wellness where it's not available now."
VOA board members say when this clinic is all done it will do a lot of good in Lansing, but because it is the first of its kind in the state, geared towards homeless people, they're hoping it sets an example for oher communities in Michigan as well.
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