Mabel Wadsworth Center

Funding Agency

Counties Served

Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Waldo, Washington
25 Number of Lives Improved

Health

Mental Health

Our mission is to provide health care using a feminist model focused on sexual and reproductive health through education, advocacy, and clinical services.

Success Stories

Many of our clients have lost work and are managing their own health and safety in addition to attending the needs of older parents, other family members, and children home from school or daycare. Clients with chronic conditions like hypertension are more susceptible to getting serious illness from COVID-19 and therefore more likely to need at-home care. Pregnant clients who need ongoing OB/prenatal care are also more vulnerable and most in need of at-home care. Under normal circumstances, people who are transgender are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems, putting them at higher risk for self-harm. The pandemic has already led to many of our clients facing increased economic, health, and personal safety challenges that we expect to worsen the longer the pandemic persists. We will support them by ensuring they have ongoing access to critical health care and the ability to monitor their blood pressure from home. We will provide them with blood pressure monitors if they are seen in-person at our clinic or ship them directly if possible. In seeking to limit personal contact for staff and clients, we have transitioned much of our medical practice to telehealth. Offering blood pressure monitors to clients in need will also reduce visits and ensure people in need are able to self-monitor.

Contact Information

Website
https://www.mabelwadsworth.org/

$2,500 Funding Amount