Why The YYC?
The Ybor Youth Clinic (YYC), a non-profit clinic under the umbrella of the USF Foundation and supported by the USF Health Department of Pediatrics, is launching a $10,000 campaign to raise much-needed funds to support daily clinic operations serving the needs of vulnerable youth in a space created to make them feel welcome and accepted.
About the YYC
The YYC opened its doors on October 5, 2012, initially focusing on caring for LGBTQ+ and homeless youth. Since those early days, the clinic has expanded its focus to include all high-risk youth, ages 13-24, whose needs may not be met by traditional healthcare providers. Services include free walk-in sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing, low to no-cost appointments for STI and HIV treatment, prevention counseling, gynecologic care, birth control and linkage to other community youth programs. In addition, the YYC also serves as a research center for national and state projects involving the health of teenagers and young adults.
The YYC Needs Your Help
Funding for staff salaries comes from research, grants and contracts with the Hillsborough Department of Health. Money needed to support daily operating expenses such as rent, utilities and printing costs comes from our fundraising activities. Although insurance is accepted at the YYC, many patients do not have any coverage and no one is turned away because they cannot pay. Last year, we had almost 2,000 patient vists and our goal is to increase the number of youth we see this year. We cannot expand services or continue our existing services without community support.
Be sure to check out our video above to see some of the individuals who are contributing to the clinic's success!
Help Us Spread the Word
We need your help to reach our goal! Please donate, but also help by sharing this page with your friends, family, colleagues and others you think would like to support our mission. You can click on the social media links below our video to share directly to your social profiles.
Thank you so much for your support!
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Spread the Word
Your gift of $25 provides support for printing expenses for a YYC community outreach event and helps us spread the word about our services.
Snacks for Patients
Some antibiotics can cause an upset stomach. Your gift of $50 provides us with snacks for our patients to help prevent this.
With your gift of $100, you can help us make needed improvements to our waiting room to create a safe, welcoming space for our youth.
Keep Our Lights On
We can't work in the dark! With your gift of $250, you can help to keep our utilities in check so that we can continue serving our community.
With your gift of $1,000 you can help us reach our goal of increasing the number of youth that follow up for STI treatments and stick with our PrEP program by providing transportation and incentives to these patients.
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