MISSION OF LA MAESTRA
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As the name illustrates, La Maestra (“The Teacher”) believes that the basis for any social change and effective healthcare outcome is education. To date, La Maestra Community Health Centers has been the medical home and a resource center to over 65,000 low-income community residents. The multicultural, multilingual requirements of the diverse target population complicate access to coordination of necessary services. La Maestra Community Health Centers has recognized these demonstrated needs and responded by developing creative solutions and collaborative efforts through services and programs since its inception.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMMUNITIES LA MAESTRA SUPPORTS
CITY HEIGHTS - EL CAJON - NATIONAL CITY
La Maestra Community Health Centers has been providing programs and services to thousands of residents each year since 1990. The residents it serves are at or below the poverty level from the communities of City Heights (central San Diego), El Cajon (east San Diego County) and National City (south San Diego County). Many are immigrants and refugees -”New Americans”- that come from more than 60 countries throughout the world. Most have been relocated from their native countries to City Heights but many have also settled in El Cajon and National City. All of these residents rely heavily on La Maestra not only for their healthcare but for their non-medical needs as well.