Three years ago, a team of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital physicians and Barrington High School students who were interested in medical careers created a free medical clinic in this community. We began by practicing in community centers and churches, and have now grown into a dedicated clinic space that includes basic lab technology. Our medicines are generously donated by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Our recruitment of physicians and community support is growing. Last year, a group of Optometrists provided eye exams and free glasses to 568 children and adults.
HOPE’S IN has now created a MEDICAL ENDOWMENT FUND to help impact this impoverished community in a more sustainable fashion.
We hope to reach a goal of $250,000 in principal to provide enough yearly earnings to allow Potters House to expand into a fully equipped medical clinic. Contributing to this fund will help promote continuing international service opportunities for our Barrington students who are interested in careers medicine and keep us in mentoring positions.