"I always had a dream of what I would do when I retired," she said, "and it was really to open a shelter. But I knew that was financially out of
reach. Then one day something just popped into my head - a free health clinic, a place to care for all those people who have fallen between the cracks. "
Ann, a member of St. John the Evangelist Parish Community in Pittston, took her idea to her friend Nancy Baiera who serves with her on the parish's
Care and Concern Ministry. Nancy took it to Deacon Jim Cortegerone and Jim took it to pastor Msgr. John Bendik. That was in April of 2007.With Msgr. Bendik's blessing and a start-up grant from the Diocesan Appeal, the clinic opened on Nov. 7, 2007, in the former Seton Catholic High School building on William Street.