09 Women Build
Carle Clinic Association will partner with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program to break ground for a new home in September 2009. The program empowers women to build homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of children by making homeownership a reality.

As a part of Carle Clinic’s contribution in the partnership with Women Build, the clinic has committed to a $20,000 matching funds drive led by Chief Executive Officer R. Bruce Wellman, MD, and Chief Administrative Officer Michael Bukosky, who will present personal donations to Habitat for Humanity April 16.

“We are proud to be affiliated with Women Build to support the development of women and children,” said Wellman. “Carle Clinic is honored to have another chance to enhance the life of a local family.”

Kia Young and her daughter Anajah are the partner family for the new home, which will be constructed at 1521 W. Healey in Champaign. The Young’s current home is in a poorly maintained apartment complex. Six years ago, the front door was damaged by another resident but only patched instead of replaced. The shabby door, which rattles loosely whenever an outside door opens and closes, heightens their sense of fear in an unsafe area.

Kia has never owned a home and has worked hard during the past several years to better understand financial management and improve her credit. She plans to use her experiences to teach her daughter about budgeting and the importance of home maintenance.

A certified medical assistant, Kia previously worked for Carle Clinic and is now employed at the University of Illinois McKinley Health Center. She is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.

Dedicated to the people of central Illinois for 77 years, Carle Clinic is proud to be a member of the Champaign/Urbana community and honored to give back. Carle Clinic Association is one of the largest private physician groups in the United States, with more than 330 physicians practicing in more than 50 specialties at regional locations across central Illinois. Carle Clinic partners with Carle Foundation Hospital to operate three centers of excellence – Carle Cancer Center, Carle Spine Institute and Carle Heart and Vascular Institute – bringing the latest diagnostic and treatment options to the community.

For more information about Carle Clinic, visit www.carle-clinic.com.

For more information on the buils, visit www.cuhabitat.org/homebuilds/Women2009.htm
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