New one-stop shop for low-income residents opens in Aurora

A new Aurora facility will offer free health care for the uninsured, job training skills, as well as help navigating social services, the Aurora Sentinel reported Friday.

The Fields-Wolfe Memorial Foundation is scheduled to open in early March at 1445 Dayton St. Other nonprofits will have permanent space there, including Servicios De La Raza, which works with the Latino population.

A nurse practitioner explained the need for such services to the newspaper:

As a nurse practitioner, Maisha Fields saw those cases too often.

“They needed the high blood pressure medication,” said Fields, the executive director of the Fields-Wolfe Memorial Foundation. “But at the end of the day I wanted to write a prescription that said: here’s a job, here’s a voucher for preschool, here is a book.”

Read more at the Aurora Sentinel.