Rockefeller Touring Health Care Clinic
Jul 13, 1991
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Senator Rockefeller toured the Waverly Family Center, a health care clinic in Baltimore and made remarks about the future of the nation’s children. He is the chairman of the National Commission on Children, a .. Read More
Senator Rockefeller toured the Waverly Family Center, a health care clinic in Baltimore and made remarks about the future of the nation’s children. He is the chairman of the National Commission on Children, a bipartisan panel. The committee has recommended additional federal funding for provisions for health care and nutrition for children. Ms. Ushry described the functions of the facility, including the parenting and self-awareness classes that the center sponsored, as well as the prenatal facilities available to pregnant teenagers. As Senator Rockefeller toured the facilities, he engaged in lively conversation with many of the children and spoke with them about their own hopes for the future. Both Ms. Street and Ms. Janiek commented on the creativity of the children and the peer relationships they form at the center. One student asked Sen. Rockefeller what he wanted to be as a youngster, to which he responded that although he had originally wanted to study Asia, he knew he wanted to work with people after spending a summer working for the VISTA program in the coal mines of West Virginia. During an interview, he mentioned that programs like the Waverly Center ought to exist nationwide. He also stated that by Labor Day he would announce his plans for a possible 1992 Presidential bid.