Clinica de La Raza
La Clinica began as a free clinic run by and for the Oakland
Fruitvale Community, which was largely Spanish speaking. Since
its beginnings in 1971, La Clinica de La Raza has served over
100,000 clients and brought 10,000 healthy babies into the
world. The budget crisis is threatening to cut one million
dollars from their 12 million dollar budget.
How does a community clinic
provide top quality care with limited resources? The answer
is through a well thought out teamwork approach in sync with
the needs of the community it serves. La Clinica’s diabetes
collaborative is one of the best examples.
Clinic La Clinica de La Raza offers affordable dental
services to a population that otherwise wouldn’t be
able to afford the care.
see amazing changes everyday," social worker Stephanie
Pepitone works with teenage mothers helping the new parents
and their babies get off to a good start. “The fun thing
about working with teen parents is I feel like I’m affecting
two generations at once. I’m really getting a lot for
La Clinica Staff
and patients are a community.
to Survive the Budget
California like other states is facing one of
the worst fiscal crisis in decades. The state has a $35 billion
deficit and Republicans want to balance the budget by cutting
services. SEIU is calling for a balanced approach that mixes
cuts with increased revenues.
Social Services Threatened
Need to Raise Taxes on Businesses
Aimed at Working People
SEIU President Andy Stern's
Letter to George Bush
When You Have a Problem with Your Lawyer, Who Ya Gonna Call?
The California State
The State Bar Protects Consumers
by helping them recover money from unscrupulous lawyers. It
also provides services to keep them from getting in trouble,
such as the Ethics Hotline.
Union Helps State Bar Work
Diego Social workers get some workload relief.