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Transform the lives of generations of kids: Support Odessa Brown Children's Clinic today

The beloved community clinic provides quality medical, dental, mental health, and nutrition services to Seattle-area families. Sponsored by Seattle Children's

Danielle Pascual, Meghan Stewart

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Established in 1970, the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic (OBCC) has had a major impact on generations of Seattle-area families.

Its namesake, Odessa Brown, was denied care at a Chicago hospital during the Great Depression. Years later she relocated to Seattle and fought to bring quality health care to the children of Central District. She passed away at age 49 of leukemia and the clinic was born soon after to continue her mission.

The now 50-year-old clinic is staffed with a dedicated team of doctors and physicians providing quality medical, dental, mental health, and nutrition services to youth in the area.

"It's important for parents to be able to have a place that they can trust and feel at home," said pediatrician Dr. Tumaini Coker. "They walk in the front doors and they know the people at the front desk, whether they're here for immunizations, a vaccination or a mental health visit." 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic continues to follow its mission of helping families around Seattle get the care they need -- regardless of their ability to pay.

Keep reading to learn more about OBCC. Their services, their doctors, and the lives they've helped transform forever.