In February of 2009, Jim Streitlemier, pastor of the nondenominational Neighborhood Fellowship Church, located in the area of 10th and Rural in Indianapolis, and Dr. Javier Sevilla, primary care physician and instructor at Methodist/IU Hospital, joined forces to utilize the church to open a free clinic to serve the poor of Indianapolis.
Since then, the clinic has continued to grow with the assistance of many community partners, including IU, UIndy and Butler University. The clinic has also been blessed to have had many hundreds of volunteers helping to organize things each week.
Because of the success and popularity of the weekly clinic, it soon became apparent that hosting all of the current and planned services was going to require much more space and equipment than could be done in a 100 year old church building.
In 2017, Neighborhood Fellowship Church was able to purchase a newly built retail property of approximately 7000 ft² directly across the street from the church and clinic facility. Work has begun to transform this empty shell into a new facility for the clinic to use five days a week.
Founders Dr. Javier Sevilla and Pastor Jim Streitlemier