AMPHS would like to thank Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez for granting us $3500 in discretionary funding to help support the Community Health Project. Each year, members of the NYC Council identify community-based not-for-profit organizations and public service agencies for discretionary contract awards. These awards extend for a single fiscal year and reimburse the organization for program expenses once program services have been completed.
As a former clinician and social services director, Councilwoman Gonzalez works to help ensure that New York’s neediest communities are covered by the the city’s annual budget, supporting organizations that address issues related to low-income New Yorkers, including immigrants, the homeless, and job-seeking adults. Since 2002, Councilwoman Gonzalez has served as the representative for District 38, which includes Bay Ridge Towers, Borough Park, Gowanus, Greenwood Heights, Red Hook, South Slope, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace.
In the past, Sara Gonzalez has been Executive Director of a Southwest Brooklyn non-profit serving youth and seniors and led movements in HIV/AIDS education and prevention. She was also chairperson of Community Board 7, working on projects related to environmental justice, waterfront development, and health care for all. We are glad that Councilwoman Gonzalez continues to support our community healthcare initiatives through this discretionary award.
This is AMPHS’ first year obtaining discretionary funding through the NYC Council and we are extremely appreciative of the Council’s continued support of our mission to help underprivileged communities gain health care access. The funding will be allotted to help support our screening event space, enhance outreach efforts, and enhance the organization’s service capacity through additional screening supplies. We would like to thank the NYC Council for their consideration of our application, and we look forward to using this funding to provide additional screening services and health awareness for underserved communities in Brooklyn.