2017 Women's Clinic Wish List
- Essential Oils
- Travel-Sized Toiletries / Hygiene
- Cosmetics & Cosmetic Bags
- Non-perishable foods
- New or gently-used items for our giveaway table (jewelry, miscellaneous items, phone cases, hair products, hair accessories, household items, etc.)
- Books for patients (or gift cards to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.)
- “Boundaries” by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
- “Codependent No More” by Melody Beattle
- “The Whole Brain Child” by Daniel Sigel & Tina Payne Bryson
- “Hurt People Hurt People” by Sandra Wilson, PhD
Games to Interact With Patients
- Battleship (game for patient interaction)
- Sorry (game for patient interaction)
- Cards (for patient interaction)
- Cuddly pillows
- Stress balls
- Masks (to decorate)
- “Personal Promise” by Joyce Meyer
- “Ten Steps Toward Christ: Journey to the Heart of God” by Jimmy Evans
- Prayer Box
- Wall Sconces
Donated items may be dropped off at the Dream Centers Women’s Clinic or call us at 719.388.1594 to pick up the items.
Monday: 9 am – 4 pm
Tuesday: Noon – 7 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 4 pm
Monetary donations will be used to purchase items on our Wish List. Thank you for your generosity in helping us meet our needs at the Women’s Clinic this year!
Elena, 25 years old, had been a victim of human trafficking since she was four. Her entire life was defined by fear and abuse. After moving to Colorado Springs to flee an abusive relationship, she tried to keep a low profile and move forward with her life. But, she developed pain and worrisome symptoms and didn’t know where to turn for help. Scared and alone, she had no insurance, and felt she had no options. A neighbor referred her to the Dream Centers Women’s Clinic. She was hesitant to call for an appointment, but was overwhelmed by the loving greeting she received, the beautiful clinic, and the caring medical professional who patiently listened to all of her concerns. She was amazed that she was not rushed out of her appointment. For the first time since arriving in town, she did not feel judged or alone. Without insurance, Elena would have been put on a lengthy waiting list at another free clinic in town or would have had to forego medical care completely until she could afford to pay out of pocket. At the Dream Centers Women’s Clinic, she received immediate free medical care and has since been receiving regular counseling. With the resource advocacy assistance the clinic provides, Elena is finally feeling like she has a firm foundation to truly thrive here in Colorado Springs. She has been very open to meeting with the prayer team and recently started attending a local church. The holistic care she has been receiving is helping her heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Her years of trauma and abuse still leave many years of healing ahead, but she was able to experience a ray of hope in the middle of her hopelessness.
Prior to launching Dream Centers Women’s Clinic in 2011, our team performed a survey of the greatest “points of pain” or areas of need in Colorado Springs, and the resources available to serve those needs. One point of pain at that time was access to affordable health care, particularly for low-income women. Cost was the top barrier for people seeking health care in El Paso County. While the Affordable Care Act increased health insurance availability for many, even the most optimistic estimates still forecast more than 10 percent of the population will not have coverage. There are also many low income women who have catastrophic coverage, but struggle to afford the out-of-pocket costs for basic care before meeting their deductible. Our Women’s Clinic provides a vital link in health care for our city.
44% of those without insurance coverage typically sought care at emergency rooms or urgent care centers; 27.9% utilized community health centers or public clinics. (El Paso County Health, 2012)