The Jeffco Action Center recently received a $100,000 donation from New West Physicians, a local group of about 50 primary-care physicians serving the Denver area.
The doctors’ group, which is composed of 13 clinics and serves about 200,000 patients, made the Dec. 10 donation at the discretion of their board of directors.
New West, which has had clinics in Jeffco for 14 years, said it made the donation as part of its dedication to the communities it serves. Some New West doctors volunteer at the Estes Street Community Clinic, a partner of the Jeffco Action Center.
The Jeffco Action Center, which has been operating since 1968, offers counseling and support services to help financially struggling individuals and families. The center provides housing assistance and serves about 25,000 people annually. Demand for the center’s services, which is normally high during the holiday season, was up by more than 25 percent last month versus the same time a year ago.