Corbella Clinic, a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic located in South Elgin, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The grant helped the Clinic create an updated, contemporary atmosphere, that meets the needs of the young women and couples it serves of the millennial generation. Approximately 1500 clients are served each year, and while all ages are welcome, the average age of the clients that come to the clinic is 18 – 25.
Corbella Clinic strives to meet the needs of the whole person – intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical. It is important that when they enter the clinic, they feel welcome and comfortable. Women and couples experience friendship, encouragement and hope – giving them the support needed to make a life-affirming decision for their unborn children. During pregnancy and for two years after birth, parents may participate in an education incentive program where they meet regularly with a mentor for prenatal and parenting education and training. In addition, their time and commitment to the program earns them the ability to shop in the Corbella Store, where they choose from free items such as diapers, formula, baby clothes, car seats and much more. The store is stocked with brand new items donated by local community members.
Executive Director Jeanna Desideri explains, “The greatest reward of the grant funds is seeing the impact our Clinic’s new appearance has on our clients. Many clients comment to us about how warm, welcoming, peaceful and relaxing the Clinic is for them. It’s a place where they feel loved and at home.” We are so grateful to be one of the recipients of the Community Foundation’s grant funds this year.”
About Corbella Clinic
Corbella Clinic is the new name of Fox Valley Pregnancy Center, which has been serving the Fox Valley community for almost 30 years. Corbella means “beautiful heart” and the name was chosen to embody the Clinic’s mission to love and affirm the goodness and beauty of all human lives. Corbella Clinic reaches out to and helps women and couples facing unexpected pregnancy with free and confidential medical services, education, resources and material support. Services offered are grounded in respect and awe for each unique, unrepeatable human person, starting with each woman served. To learn more about Corbella Clinic and ways to donate to this program, visit www.corbellaclinic.org.
About the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois. Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $75 million in assets and has awarded more than $60 million in grants and scholarships. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.