Monday, August 20, 2007

New Patio Cover

On Sunday August 19th, Boy Scout Michael Foster and his team of fellow boy scouts and adult assistants, including his dad and grandfather, completed the construction of our new patio cover. The patio cover is located in the play yard on the north side of our building and will provide much needed shade. The Free Clinic - Family Counseling Program provides counseling to children suffering from various forms of abuse. The play yard is a safe, outdoor area, where children can build, paint, run, throw and yell if needed, all under the careful supervision of a trained therapist. Thanks to Michael and his team, our children will have a shady area in which to work.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Kaiser and the Free Clinic

Today was another landmark day in the history of the Free Clinic of Simi Valley. Today was the first day of what hopefully will be a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the Free Clinic and Kaiser and the UCLA residency program and the patients we serve. Today Dr. Tantraphol and four third year residents saw 16 patients. A reporter from the Ventura County Star along with a photographer were also here to do a story which will appear in Saturday's Star newspaper. By all accounts everything went great.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Maureen Kaye

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley - Family Counseling Program is pleased to congratulate Maureen Kaye on becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. On Saturday August 11, Maureen completed the second of the two written tests which are the final part of a very long process which includes 3,000 hours of supervised training. Maureen will make a fine member of the therapeutic community. CONGRATULATIONS!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Dr Tantraphol & Sean

Kaiser physician Monica Tantraphol mentors Free Clinic volunteer Sean Shen during todays medical clinic. Sean is a recent graduate of U.C. Berkeley and is volunteering at the Clinic to get some experience prior to attending medical school in the spring of 2008. The Free Clinic has a long history of providing mentoring to future doctors.