The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is proud to award a grant to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke. The grant will aid the G. Wayne Fralin Free Clinic for the Homeless in improving the oral health of at-risk, underserved populations in Roanoke by providing funding for emergency and restorative dental services.
The Rescue Mission Clinic provides care for homeless, uninsured patients, and has served 1,185 dental patients and provided approximately $533,220 worth of dental care since 2009. The Clinic’s first full year of operation was 2011 and it continues to grow and provide much needed dental care to Roanoke’s homeless population. A great example of how The Rescue Mission is improving the health and smiles of Roanoke’s homeless population is Kevin Woods (pictured above). Read Kevin‘s story.
The Rescue Mission was founded in 1948 to provide comprehensive care to those in crisis. Much needed services provided to southwestern Virginia’s homeless, hungry, chemically addicted, impoverished and hopeless include hospitality/dining; emergency shelter; furniture and clothing assistance; medical, psychiatric, dental and vision care; residential recovery; and adult education.
To find out more about the Rescue Mission, visit: http://rescuemission.net/.