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Urban Indian health center in Phoenix might close

An urban Indian health center in Phoenix, Arizona, might be forced to close due to lack of money.

The Native American Community Health Center primarily serves elders in the area. But with only $36,000 in the bank -- less than a third of its operating costs for a year -- it might close its doors on January 31, 2008.

"We have a group of sick people who are losing half their hearts," Kenneth Moore told The Arizona Republic. "These are people who feel more comfortable with their own kind."

The center has contacted tribes about possible donations.

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American Indian elders may lose gathering place (The Arizona Republic 12/12)

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