P.O. Box 195, Goshen, IN 46527 wwwCHHclinics.org (574)534-4744 ext. 202 dtackett@chhclinics.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28th, 2022 June 30, 2022 to be proclaimed as “Center for Healing & Hope Day” by Mayor Stutsman, city of Goshen Goshen, Ind. – A closing ceremony is set to take place on June 30th at 6:30pm at 1745 West Lincoln Avenue, the current location of Center for Healing & Hope’s (CHH) COVID-19 testing site. The testing site opened on May 5th, 2020 at Plymouth United Church of Christ, and, at times during the past two years, resided at Shanklin Park and Silverwood Mennonite Church, where it remains until Thursday evening. Volunteers, staff, and the general public are welcome to attend the ceremony to show appreciation for the services provided by CHH. Representatives from partner organizations will also be on hand. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman will read a proclamation that, among other things, proclaims June 30, 2022 as “Center for Healing & Hope Day.” “The past two years have been disconcerting and life changing, but we have learned what resilience is all about,” said Missy Schrock, executive director at CHH. “It feels important to provide closure for the volunteers, staff, and partners that went all in on this experiment and made it the efficient, reliable place of welcome it came to be.” “Closing the site now feels like the right time,” said Olivia Wenger, the COVID-19 Testing Project Manager at CHH. “We’ve been averaging less than 20 samples per day for the past couple months,” she continued. “With travel restrictions being lifted, and tests once again readily available at stores, pharmacies, and from the government, we know that at-home testing will decrease demand for a public testing site in the future.” “We’ll continue testing at our clinic for our uninsured patients and those who struggle to access testing,” added Schrock. “Whether we operate a testing site again in the future is yet to be seen, but we know that we have the skills, flexibility and determination to rally our community to support our neighbors in need.” ########## -Daniel Tackett Director of Marketing and Development More information including clinic hours, COVID-19 testing hours, and ways to support the mission are available at the Center for Healing & Hope website, www.CHHclinics.org
Daniel Tackett, Marketing/Development Manager
dtackett@chhclinics.org, (574) 534-4744 x202