The Community Health Center of Niagara, located at 2715 Highland Avenue in Niagara Falls, sits directly between the Jordan Garden and beloved public housing communities. It is a walking community that was perfect for the kind of one-stop comprehensive adult and pediatric medical, dental, counseling and culturally sensitive health care that this federally qualified health center could offer; providing unparalleled service in a neighborhood few would have found ideal.
When Covid-19 hit, they set up mobile testing and have held testing outreach events throughout the community.
The Center celebrated their 5th year of service delivery in July of this year and according to Facilities Director Malik Campbell, “the only thing missing was a sign.”
On February 29, 2020, the Community Health Center of Niagara held a Black History Gala to help raise money towards the purchase of a sign. While the event was a great success, more money was needed to purchase one that would allow the center to actually speak to the community.
Local restauranteur and hotel extraordinaire Russell Salvatore made a commitment to fill that gap, and being a man of his word – he kept it..
“We came to Niagara Falls on a mission to build healthy communities one patient at a time and we knew we could not do it alone,” Dr. LaVonne Ansari, CEO of the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. “Mr. Salvatore’s generous donation will enable us to engage the community and share valuable information about our services via our new signage.”
On Thursday, November 5 at 11am, the Community Health Center of Niagara is hosting an official sign dedication. The program will last about 15 minutes with brief remarks from Mr. Salvatore and CEO, Dr. Ansari. For more information contact Karla Thomas, Director of Marketing, at (716) 986-9199, ext. 6006.