The Fountain of Praise, in partnership with the Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi Wellness Institute and Central Care Community Health Center, celebrated the grand opening of the Hillcroft Health & Wellness Center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 13, 2015.

The Wainerdi Wellness Institute was formed by The Fountain of Praise to address health disparities and lead collaborations to foster access, research, health education and training. The partnership with Central Care Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center, provides accessible, affordable and high quality comprehensive healthcare services to all the residents of the Greater Houston area.

The Hillcroft Health & Wellness Center is strategically located in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) to promote health and wellness in the community. The center includes (19) exam rooms, (4) dental operatories, (2) saunas, an indoor track, a Zumba room, a Kids Alley, exercise & activity rooms, weight & fitness equipment, and a fitness store.

For more information please contact 713-358-2725

Who: The Fountain of Praise, Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi Wellness Institute and Central Care Community Health Center

Attendees: 300 community residents and leaders attended the event, including:

• Congressman Al Green

• State Representatives Ron Reynolds and Sylvester Turner

• City of Houston Council Members Larry Green & Dwight Boykin

• Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi (President Emeritus, Texas Medical Center)

• Pastor Remus & Mia Wright and George Anderson (The Fountain of Praise)

What: A celebration of the grand opening of a 16,000 square foot Federally Qualified Health Center operated by Central Care Community Health Center.

This project was primarily funded by a $1.1 million Community Development Block Grant awarded by The City of Houston Housing & Community Development Department, Mayor Annise Parker, Council Member Larry Green and Director Neal Rackleff.

When: Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 11AM

Where: Hillcroft Health & Wellness Center

14085 S. Main Street

Houston, TX 77035