The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation's Auxiliary recently donated $60,000 to Ottumwa High School's Teen Health Center.
The non-profit clinic sees students for medical, nutritional, dental and mental health purposes, and its services are available to all sixth through 12 graders, and college students up to 21 years of age, regardless of income. American Home Finding is the sponsoring agency for the health center. They say without the Auxiliaryâ??s support, the Teen Health Center could not survive.
â??They can go to the teen center and be checked over if they're sick, and then they can go back to class, so that keeps them in class, and then their parents don't have to get off work to take them to the doctor,â?? Gretchen Larson, ORLF Auxiliary President said.
This is the third year of a five year commitment the auxiliary has agreed to contribute to the Teen Health Center annually.