In Memory of Janet Portzer

December 5, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to a valued friend and faithful supporter of Family Health Ministries. Janet Portzer died unexpectedly Friday, December 2nd. Janet worked at FHM for 5 years and retired in 2013 to spend time with family. She has spent the last few years traveling extensively with her wonderful husband Jeff Portzer. For any of you who knew Janet, she was a vibrant person, master gardener, the ultimate hostess, and cherished friend. Here is the link to Janet’s obituary.


Janet was an inspiration to all of us here at FHM and we will miss her dearly.

FHM News

Representatives of the UNC School of Nursing, Rhonda Lanning and Leslie Hackenbracht traveled to Haiti last week with Family Health Ministries. They were in country for the opening of the new Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center. The Center saw more than 50 patients during their first 3 days of operation. It was wonderfulRead More

The Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life Changing Usable Surplus) Program, in association with Duke Global Health Institute, allowed Family Health Ministries to glean hospital equipment from inventory to use for the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Haiti. The mission of Duke Global Health PLUS is to make this surplus medical equipmentRead More

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PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE! Join us Sunday, August 16th anytime during the day to dine out for Haiti at California Pizza Kitchen at The Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Road #154, Durham, NC 27713. 20% of your check will be donated to Family Health Ministries including dine in, take out,Read More