Health Law Society Donates to IU Student Outreach Clinic
The Health Law Society, a student group at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, donated $200 to the IU Student Outreach Clinic. The clinic, which operates out of Neighborhood Fellowship Church at 3102 E. 10th St., serves the low-income population in the surrounding area. The money will be used to pay for birth certificates for clinic clients. The Indiana State Department of Health visited the clinic during two Saturdays in March 2013 to print birth certificates for clients, and Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles staff members were available to answer client questions about getting photo identification.
The clinic has been serving the Indianapolis Near Eastside since 2008, serving between 25 and 30 clients each Saturday. Since its beginning, the clinic has taken on other partners to expand the kinds of services it offers to the neighborhood. Students from the Butler University School of Pharmacy provide medications free of charge. The IU School of Dentistry and the IU School of Social Work also provide services. And IU McKinney Law students work with Indiana Legal Services to meet the neighborhood residents’ legal needs.