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Whitman-Walker Health, We See You
Whitman-Walker Health

July 8, 2018

As part of Whitman-Walker’s 40th anniversary, officially January 13, 2018, we’re sharing 40 stories to help tell the narrative of Whitman-Walker in community. We’d like to re-introduce ourselves. We are Whitman-Walker Health, a federally qualified nonprofit health center serving the greater Washington, DC community. Aging back to 1973, Whitman-Walker started as a Gay Men’s VD Clinic in the basement of Georgetown Lutheran Church and offered alcohol substance abuse services specific to gay men. We incorporated as Whitman-Walker Clinic in 1978 and were mildly prepared for the HIV/AIDS epidemic to come.

During our 40+ years of fighting stigma and saving lives, one component has stayed the same — you. You have been the reason we exist. You have been our community and our family. You deserve a healthcare home where you can be you and be treated with dignity, respect and love. Serving you is our privilege. We See You!

Please note this story was recorded in 2016.

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