The many faces of Goshen College

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DON YOST ’72

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uring the winter of 2008-09, more than 20 percent of the workers in Goshen, Ind., were unemployed. In the city’s north side neighborhood, the situation was worse. Staff at the neighborhood’s school, Chamberlain Elementary, learned that children in the school lacked food on weekends. The school started sending food home with children on Fridays.

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Across the street from the school, employees of Maple City Health Care Center (MCHCC) saw that even with a 90 percent income-based discount, unemployed patients with diabetes or high blood pressure felt they couldn’t afford care and were missing appointments. Untreated diabetes can result in the loss of a limb or death. “Since the beginning of the center in 1989, our mission has been to foster

Brian Yoder Schlabach ’07

Maple City Health Care Center creates stories and community