Forty-one years ago, The Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti became the first school-based health center in the state of Michigan. As a result, we remain the gold standard in child and adolescent health care today.
We're called, "The Corner," because we originated in the corner of Ypsilanti High School. It was actually a small janitorial closet donated to us by Washtenaw County, from which we provided students medical and support services, with a special focus on the needs of teen moms. Today, our integrated health center provides a broad range of judgment-free, high-quality, affordable health services to young people ages 12 to 25, and their children.
Judgment-free means we're a safe place where people can be their authentic selves. When legislation was passed prohibiting the distribution of contraceptives on school property, we launched a capital campaign to relocate to downtown Ypsilanti to continue fulfilling our mission to support young moms. Our distinction changed from a school-based health center to a school-linked one.
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