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Pascrell Announces $653K for Paterson Community Health Center

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $653,450 to the Paterson Community Health Center to help the center modernize and continue providing primary healthcare to low-income Paterson residents. Funding for this grant was provided by the historic American Rescue Plan, which Pascrell and congressional Democrats passed into law to combat the duel threats of the pandemic and its economic fallout.

“Now more than ever healthcare providers like Paterson Community Health need federal support. This grant we’ve secured today will allow them to continue providing high-quality health services to our neighbors who need it most," said Rep. Pascrell. “Paterson Community Health is a vital and irreplaceable staple of the Silk City and we must support their pivotal role in protecting our community. Today’s federal award will help alleviate the financial burden of health services for Patersonians and could help save lives. As we continue to beat back COVID-19, I will continue bringing home every federal dollar available for New Jersey’s community health centers.”

Today’s announcement builds on the $167,000 federal grant Rep. Pascrell announced for Paterson Community Health last year.

Opened in 1979, Paterson Community Health offers primary care services to low-income Paterson residents along with oral health, mental health, and substance abuse services at both permanent locations. The program also offers on-site dental services at community based organizations, schools, day care centers, churches, and public housing developments. The Paterson Community Health Center has two facilities, located at 32 Clinton Street, and at 227 Broadway near Paterson’s downtown area, as well as a mobile van that provides community-based health and dental care to the entire City of Paterson. As a major source of Paterson Community Health’s annual funding, this grant will serve as a resource for the health center to continue providing support and services to uninsured patients.

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