"La Clinica never had a really firm financial base, a good donor base," said Willock. "When the grant money dried up there just simply wasn't enough money. Even with massive cuts of the budget and reverting back to an all volunteer model of medical care, there's still always keeping the lights on and you've got to have some staff to make appointments. We got the staff down to receptionists, record keepers a director, and a housekeeper. We got it down to six employees but there just simply wasn't enough money coming in. The grant money has gotten quite a bit tighter. It's something the board been wrestling with for years."
"The amount of money we're talking about, we have to have a minimum of $20,000 to $30,000 a month and that simply was not coming in...We have a wonderful corps of volunteer doctors and nurses and other volunteers that are obviously very commited to serving this population and would be interested in working with someone else to provide this kind of culturally sensitive care. Hopefully another hospital or community organization can utilize those resources."
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