25
Jan
2023
Linn County Rotary
Shores Event Center
700 16th St NE L100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
United States of America

Since 1992, His Hands Free Clinic has helped the uninsured and underinsured in our community. The clinic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian ministry providing free healthcare to Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. In 30 years, His Hands Free Clinic has provided free medical, dental and other vital services to almost 40,000 uninsured and underinsured residents. Approximately 50% of patients served are employed in some capacity but are at, or below, federal poverty levels. Each year, approximately 1,200 receive care. But that’s only a fraction of the approximately 10,000 uninsured and underinsured residents of Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. The need is great and growing.

Dawn Brouwers has been the Executive Director (aka chief cook and bottle washer) at His Hands Free Clinic since 2014. She was born and raised on a hog farm in Lowell, Indiana. Dawn graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. Her son Will and daughter Laura currently attend school there. Her husband Gary is the pastor at Peace Church in Cedar Rapids and they are enjoying empty nesting. Previously, Dawn has worked in Relief and Development in Belize Central America and has worked in fundraising as a volunteer and professional for the past 32 years. She has her Masters in Social Work from Grand Valley State in Grand Rapids, MI and recently became a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE). In her spare time, Dawn enjoys biking, running, swimming, and gardening. She is looking forward to what's next for His Hands Free Clinic following the completion of their capital campaign.
 
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