Sacramento Life Center Receives $15,000 Grant From American River Bank
Grant to help with free medical services, counseling for pregnant women and teens
American River Bank is supporting low-income pregnant women and teens through a recent $15,000 grant to the Sacramento Life Center. The grant is helping the Sacramento Life Center launch its second licensed Mobile Medical Clinic that provides women and teen girls with free services, including well woman exams, pregnancy tests, STD tests, ultrasounds, counseling and resource referrals. The nonprofit has a primary clinic in Midtown Sacramento and two Mobile Medical Clinics that travel to neighborhoods in need of services. The group expects to help more than 3,000 women and teen girls this year.
“Community funding is essential to keeping our doors open to the many women and teen girls who are pregnant, scared and have nowhere else to turn,” said Marie Leatherby, executive director, Sacramento Life Center. “We are grateful to American River Bank for helping us continue to provide a safe place where women and teen girls can find a support system and the care they need in their own neighborhood.”
The Sacramento Life Center’s mission is to offer compassion, support, resources and free medical services to women facing an unplanned or unsupported pregnancy in the greater Sacramento area. In addition to its clinics, the Sacramento Life Center offers a school-based teen education program, 24-hour hotline and other support services. For more information about the Sacramento Life Center’s Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic, visit www.svpclinic.com. To make a donation to the Sacramento Life Center, visit www.saclife.org.