WORCESTER – The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center [Kennedy Center] announced today an emergency grant for $50,000.
The grant is from Direct Relief, a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization.
Direct Relief selected the Kennedy Center as one of 518 federally qualified health centers to receive funding from its $25 million COVID-19 Fund for Community Health.
A statement from the Kennedy Center says it will use the funds to increase access to comprehensive healthcare for high-risk and vulnerable populations in Central and Metro-West Massachusetts.
As ThisWeekInWorcester.com previously reported, the Kennedy Center in Worcester was one of the first twelve community health centers in Massachusetts chosen to expand access to COVID-19 testing.
The Kennedy Center has locations at 19 Tacoma St. in Worcester, 354 Waverly St. in Framingham and 42 Cape Rd. in Milford.
Image courtesy of Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center