Started in 2005, The Clinic at HRBC is the congregation’s way of reaching out to its neighbors in order to meet tangible and spiritual needs through relationships. Since its beginning, the focus of the Clinic remains the same. But the Clinic has also grown and changed to reflect our surrounding neighborhood. It has expanded to include the larger city of Richmond and its diverse population, including students and families of Richmond City schools and a growing immigrant and refugee community.
Currently, the congregation hosts two Clinics each fall: one at the HRBC campus on the third Saturday in September and the other at Oregon Hill Baptist Center on the fourth Thursday in October. Our guests are the best part of the Clinic. When each individual or family registers, they are paired with an advocate – a trained volunteer who will assist the guest in accessing the many services available at the Clinic while taking time to get to know them. An advocate assists the guests they are paired with until the guests are finished. This often includes sharing a warm lunch together. The hope is that at the end of the visit, both the advocate and the guest have a new friend.
Services offered at each Clinic include, but are not limited to:
In recent years, HRBC has had the privilege of collaborating with neighboring congregations, non-profits and businesses to host the Clinic:
St. Edward Catholic Church
Central Baptist Church
Filipino Nurses Association
Asian American Society of Central Virginia