Congresswoman Bush Delivers $4.3 million in Community Project Funding on “Health Care Heroes” Tour
ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) traveled across St. Louis on a “Health Care Heroes” tour delivering checks to the recipients of her Community Funding Projects for Fiscal Year 2022. Congresswoman Bush successfully won all ten of her projects their full funding amounts, totaling more than $9 million for Missouri’s First Congressional District.
The tour kicked off at Affinia Healthcare at 2:30pm CT, where the Congresswoman joined Affinia Healthcare’s President, Alan Freeman, and Executive Vice President, Kendra Holmes. With the $2,000,000 investment from Congresswoman Bush, Affinia Healthcare is planning to construct a new community health center at 3930 Pershall Road (63135), located in the City of Ferguson, MO.
The Congresswoman also stopped by the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Patrick Center’s partnership, “Hospital to Housing,” to award the groups a check for $800,000. That project will provide housing to unhoused or housing insecure individuals who frequently seek shelter in hospital emergency departments.
Next, the Congresswoman dropped by St. Louis University to present a $500,000 check for their Mobile Health Clinic. The mobile unit will serve parts of St. Louis where our neighbors lack nearby health care facilities, transportation to clinics, or the technology to utilize telehealth options.
Finally, Congresswoman Bush joined CareSTL Health to provide them with a check for $1,000,000 toward construction of The Ville Wellness Campus (VWC). The new VWC facility will offer critical health services to improve mental health outcomes, substance use disorders, chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes, and offer dental and specialty services. The new 46,000 square foot wellness campus would replace the health center’s older, current facility on Whittier Street.
For Fiscal Year 2022, each United States Representative was permitted to request funding for Community Project initiatives in their district with demonstrated community support. Only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities were permitted to receive funding. Congresswoman Bush successfully secured full funding for all 10 of her submitted projects, totaling more than $9 million. For a full list of last year’s projects, click here.
Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.