2017 shaping up to be a big year for HEALS

(COURTESY: HEALS, Inc.)

(COURTESY: HEALS, Inc.)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – For more than 18 years, HEALS (Health Establishments at Local Schools), Inc. has been making health care available to children who might otherwise go without essential services.

The non-profit continues to grow, expanding on-site medical, dental and optometry care at schools in Huntsville and Madison County.

Next year is shaping up to be a big one. In January 2017, HEALS Executive Director Connie Carnes says a dental and optometry clinic will open at Lincoln Academy in Huntsville.

Another clinic, which will provide medical and dental services at Madison County Elementary School in Gurley, is under construction. HEALS officials hope to have it open in late 2017.

If you’d like to learn more about the work and its importance to the community, click here for some Frequently Asked Questions.

If you’d like to help support the HEALS mission, donations are always needed and always welcome. Click here for a link to online giving. Holiday tributes are also available, with cards sent to the recipient, notifying him or her of the gift.