Conway Interfaith Clinic (CIC) will celebrate its expansion and announce an $820,000 Capital Campaign at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the former United Services Building, 1301 North Museum Road.
The Capital Campaign is chaired by Bart Throneberry, who serves as volunteer medical director at the clinic.
The clinic has entered into a lease-purchase agreement for the former United Services Building, and a $134,000 Community Development Block Grant provided funds to convert the former office building into a medical clinic.
The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Virco Corporation, Home Depot and others provided needed equipment and furnishings, and in December 2010, the medical component of the clinic moved into the expanded space.
As the result of a Blue and You grant for expansion of services, the medical clinic is now open four days each week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and CIC anticipates serving 1,000 additional patients this year.
The dental clinic will remain in the modular building that is adjacent to the United Services Building.
As soon as funds are available, the dental clinic will add two additional dental operatories and a hygiene operatory in the space previously occupied by the medical clinic.
The dental clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The expanded space for the medical and dental clinics will enable Conway Interfaith Clinic to provide enhanced services to an increased number of residents of Faulkner County, said Kittie Aaron, executive director of Conway Interfaith Clinic.
"The move into the United Services Building is a God-send and a miracle of sorts. We were so cramped in the modular building, I wonder how we managed," Aaaron said.