MLK Day Berkeley Community Health Fair

Clockwise from left: Anjelica Mendoza, Luis Renteria, Mark Esguerra, Vanessa Gutierrez, Nathan Yung, Matthew Crimp, Ryan Gabriel, Henry Duran, Annie Xu, Maryam Zafer, Caitlin Dunn, Marikah Davin, Rita Chang and Nicole Gordon.

By Danielle
Lifelong Medical Care center’s Community HealthCorps is presenting its first “We Dream: A Community Health Fair” this coming Monday, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists at 1924 Cedar St. in Berkeley.
“It’s really an opportunity for us to connect people with services available in the community that they might not know they are eligible for,” said Caitlin Dunn, Community HealthCorps Navigator for LifeLong in West Berkeley.
The free fair will include legal services, arts and crafts, food, and relaxation exercises.
Members of the community may able to sign up, for health coverage, in spite of legal status or income.
To enroll individuals must come with proof of identity, residency and income.
Dunn began working at the clinic in September and has been looking to do outreach with immigrants. “This event is focused on immigrants refugees and asylees, but everyone is welcome to come,” she said.
“Lifelong medical has about nine different clinics spread across are nine different AmeriCorps members,” Dunn said. “We’ve gone door to door [and] we’ve been posting flyers all over the community. It’s not going to be a huge event, [but] we welcome everyone.”