Leahy Community Health and Family Center
The Leahy Community Health and Family Center (LCHFC), located in McGurrin Hall, was completed in the spring of 2003 and was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The spring 2003 dedication ceremony put forth the promise of innovative opportunities for faculty, students, and community to work together to fill gaps in health, wellness, and educational services to marginalized and underserved populations. Since this time, the LCHFC has actively sought to uncover gaps in services and work with community agencies and individuals to develop meaningful and sustainable responses to these needs.
The Leahy Community Health and Family Center will strive to fulfill its Mission and Vision Statements while using the following Value Statements as a guide:
- We value the Jesuit philosophy that understanding the importance of educating men and women for others within a context that addresses the whole person (cura personalis).
- We value the significance of striking a balance between theory and practice, knowledge and application, learning and service.
- We value the creation of sustainable service and learning experiences that are embedded in the curriculum and that meet the needs of the students and community.
- We value the cultivation of community partnerships that help identify health and wellness needs, develop bridges for collaboration and access, and provide reciprocal learning experiences.
To be eligible to volunteer at the Leahy Community Health and Family Center all professional medical providers, nurses, and student volunteers must submit proper forms and clearances. Please Click Here for information on clearances and forms needed to volunteer.
Community Partners include, but are not limited to, the following organizations:For more information on how to be part of The University of Scranton's programs please visit the Community Relations page.