How do you look into the eye of a sick child and
tell her there is no money to see a doctor?
Thanks to Young & Healthy, you don’t.
When, in 1990, All Saints Episcopal Church convened a group of local leaders to identify and develop strategic approaches by which to improve the quality of life for children in Pasadena, their process was framed by two beliefs: first, that the manner in which a society cares for its children is a key indicator of its viability; and second, that access to needed healthcare should be available to all citizens of a just and equitable society. Guided by these principles, they envisioned a human-scale solution to a large-scale problem—people helping people; health professionals sharing their time, their skills and their resources, one-to-one, with children whose families would, otherwise, be unable to access that care for them.
Young & Healthy was born of that spirit and of those beliefs. It is the direct response of a caring community to the large number of low-income families with children throughout the Pasadena area who are unable to access quality healthcare services due to the widespread lack (or inadequacy) of health insurance. Young & Healthy was operated initially under the fiscal agency of All Saints Church and, once fully established and operational, was incorporated in 1995 as a 501(c)(3) organization, wholly independent of any faith-based institution.
Today, in service of its mission, “To provide access to high-quality healthcare for uninsured and underinsured children and families, and to improve the quality of life for all children in the greater Pasadena area through prevention, education, and enhanced health care services.” Young & Healthy is an active, community-based provider of comprehensive direct medical, dental, mental health and other health services, free-of-charge, to uninsured low-income children.