Since 1996, Catherine’s Health Center has been providing medical care to those in need. A long history of selfless giving was inspired by Catherine McAuley, after whom the clinic is named. In reaction to the closure of the Kent County Health Department’s Creston Neighborhood Well-Child Clinic, a new partnership was born. In 1996 St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Alphonsus Church, and the Creston Neighborhood Association established Catherine’s Health Center to provide health care for those people who could not find a primary care physician.
In January of 2011, after much hard work, dedication, and generous support from donors and volunteers, Catherine’s $1.3 million “Opening Doors Campaign” proved successful. Relocating from its original basement quarters to a Gold LEED certified, renovated section of the former St. Alphonsus School, Catherine’s more than tripled its space. Benefiting from updated and expanded facilities, Catherine’s has been able to develop new office practices, bring on more volunteers, accept new patients, increase programing capacity and add eye-care to its list of services offered.