Angels Attic

Ysabel Lavitz, WKMS

The percentage of people living in poverty in far west Kentucky remains above the state average. And for the past 15 years, Angels Attic Thrift Shop in Murray and the organizations it supports work to bring relief and services to those in need.

With the Affordable Health Care Act now in effect, a question has come up as to the future of local volunteer healthcare clinics, like the Angels Community Clinic in Murray, which provides free medical and pharmacy services to residents of Calloway County who work but cannot afford insurance coverage. The clinic's Executive Director Sherry Crittenden visits Sounds Good to discuss changes in the guidelines and their continuing service in Murray.

Caritas by Abbott Handerson Thayer / Wikimedia Commons

Kathy Turner is in a unique situation. She works for Angels Attic, but can’t afford health insurance. So, when she noticed she wasn’t feeling quite like her-self, she followed the advice of her co-workers and went to the clinic her work supports where she was diagnosed with diabetes.