Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project is a collaboration between The Free Clinics, Advent Health (formerly Park Ridge Health), and Safelight, the local organization serving survivors of interpersonal violence. It seeks to bring comprehensive, integrated healthcare to vulnerable women through trauma-informed, ACES*-informed, and resiliency-focused, holistic care. (*ACES refers to Adverse Childhood Experiences, which can traumatize children and have lasting impacts throughout a person’s entire life.)

The Phoenix Project supports and promotes the health and well-being of vulnerable women, including survivors of domestic violence, survivors of sexual assault, and those with mental health and/or substance misuse concerns, to name a few. The Project supports AdventHealth to place three dedicated providers at TFC: an OB/GYN; a Family Nurse Practitioner; and a Psychologist. These providers are available to all patients, and they reserve appointments specifically for Phoenix patients. Together with the support of staff at TFC and Safelight, as well as other local resources, the Phoenix Project addresses physical, emotional, social, and behavioral health needs in order to promote health, healing, and wholeness for women in the community.

For more information about the Phoenix Project, please call 828-697-8422 or email Kerri at ksanders@thefreeclinics.org.