Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving.

It’s the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous supporters new and old. During this season of thanks, we’d like to share with you stories of how your support helps us deliver care to those who need it.

Care in the Right Place: Colleen and Savannah’s Story

“I’ve been coming here as long as I can remember,” says Colleen, 25, explaining that she’s been a Manet patient since she was a little girl and that she also has several other family members who consider Manet their medical home. Savannah and Colleen receive their care from family medicine physician Dr. Joshua Okallo and adult nurse practitioner Kathleen Neimann (pictured far right with Colleen) at Manet’s Snug Harbor site located in the Germantown neighborhood of Quincy.

“I love it here. They’re just so nice,” she says. “The best part about it is that it is so convenient. I don’t drive, but I can just walk right up the road and if I need an appointment on the same day, they are really good about fitting me in.” This comes in handy for this young mom of an active preschooler, now sporting few stitches or her forehead from a recent fall.

“Everyone here is friendly and respectful and they keep everything private, which I like,” she explains. “I like using the patient portal. You can see everything online and you don’t have to wait. I am glad Manet is here for me and my family.”

Donations, no matter how big or small, ensure that patients like Colleen and Savannah have access to care where and when they need it.

Manet has been providing local, accessible, friendly, high quality care for thousands of patients for nearly 40 years. Support from individuals like you, who believe that everyone deserves a healthy life, helps our team deliver that care every day.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Manet this holiday season. Thank you!



Little Savannah will be turning five in December. Besides big, bright eyes and a sparkling smile, one of the things that she and her mother, Colleen Farnsworth, have in common is a lifetime of care at Manet Community Health Center.

Adult nurse practitioner Kathleen Neimann with Colleen

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