Exciting Updates and Stories in Our Spring Newsletter!

We are thrilled to share some exciting updates and stories in our latest spring newsletter! Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  1. Unveiling Our New Strategic Plan: Learn about our newly unveiled three-year strategic plan, which outlines our mission, vision, and goals for the future. Discover how we’re working to expand our reach and impact in the Greater Hartford community.
  2. Spotlight on Our Partnership with Avangrid: We are grateful for this partnership that allows us to enhance diabetes care to Malta’s patients
  3. Patient Success Story: Read an inspiring patient success story and discover how Malta House of Care is making a difference in the lives of uninsured adults in our community.
  4. Honoring Malta Founding Members: Join us in honoring the founding members of Malta House of Care, whose vision and dedication laid the foundation for our organization’s success.
  5. Introducing “Minute with Malta,” an innovative program exclusively for our staff and volunteers to stay informed about recent healthcare developments started by Malta’s Medical Director Dr. Angela Stein, M.D. FACP.
  6. Birdies for Charity and Upcoming Wonder Women Event: Get the latest updates on our participation in Birdies for Charity and learn how you can support our mission. Plus, find out all the details about our upcoming Wonder Women event, where we’ll be celebrating extraordinary women making a difference in our community.

Don’t miss out on these inspiring stories and important updates! Be sure to check your mailbox for our spring newsletter, coming soon. And for those who prefer digital reading, the newsletter stories are reproduced as news posts for your reference and convenience. Simply click on the links above to read the full articles. Or view the PDF here

Celebrating Two Decades of Dedication: Honoring Malta House of Care Founding Members

On December 7, 2023, the Board of Directors and staff of Malta House of Care joyfully gathered to celebrate the holiday season alongside five of the original founding members of Malta House. The seeds of Malta House of Care were planted in 2004, when a group of Hartford-area community leaders affiliated with the Order of Malta recognized the urgent need to address disparities in healthcare access and quality in the Greater Hartford region. Their unwavering commitment to the mission of serving the sick and poor led to the inception of Malta House of Care. Now, two decades later, their dedication and innovative approach have resulted in over 77,000 patient visits, a testament to their enduring legacy. In the photo, we see five of the visionaries whose mission continues to inspire our work today.

From Left to Right: Brien Horan, Dr. Pauline Olsen, Ronald Jarvis, Peter Kelly, Sr., and Jean-Pierre van Rooy

Birdies for Charity 2024 now open!

Birdies for Charity
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Malta House of Care is thrilled to announce that Birdies for Charity, in partnership with the prestigious Travelers Championship and Webster Bank, is now open for donations in 2024! We extend heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors who have supported us, contributing to the success of this impactful fundraising program. Over the past six years we’ve raised a total of $442,000 through our participation with Birdies for Charity so far. This marks our 7th year participating! Let’s keep the momentum going!

Donate to Malta through Birdies for Charity Today!


In 2023, Malta had the honor of being part of the tournament’s “fan zone,” providing us with additional exposure and enabling us to reach a broader audience. This opportunity allowed us to garner press coverage and amplify our cause, showcasing the incredible work we do to provide free primary healthcare services to uninsured adults in Greater Hartford. 

As we embark on another year of Birdies for Charity, we invite you to join us in making a big impact. Your donation will directly support our efforts to provide essential healthcare services to those in need in our community. Together, we can continue to transform lives and make a difference. Donate today and help us reach new heights thanks to your generous donations PLUS a 15% match from Webster Bank,  Help us reach new heights — Donate today!


Check out our Fall Newsletter

Discover the latest happenings at Malta House of Care! Our newsletter is out, packed with stories of resilience, community impact, and the vibrant spirit of care. Dive into the heartwarming articles that reflect the essence of our mission.

Read the Newsletter here 

  • Meet Our New Executive Director: Learn about the inspiring leadership that’s steering Malta into the future.
  • Welcoming Dr. Angela Stein – Our New Medical Director: Explore the expertise and dedication she brings to our clinic.
  • Gratitude to Our Stellar Staff: A heartfelt thank you to the incredible team making a difference every day.
  • Appreciation for Our Valued Partners: Recognizing the collaborations that amplify the impact of our care.
  • Cigna’s New Mental Health Partnership: Unveiling our initiative to address mental health challenges with Cigna’s support.
  • Patient Stories of Triumph: Real testimonials that showcase the transformative power of accessible healthcare.

Explore how your support transforms lives and communities, one compassionate act at a time. Join us in celebrating the power of accessible healthcare.

Congratulations to Malta’s inaugural Community Partner Award winners!

On Thursday, December 1, 2022 we celebrated the Magic of Magic and presented our inaugural Community Partner Awards to three partners who have gone above and beyond to show care and concern for others. Malta relies on the support from its generous donors and also need partners in our community to help us take care of our patients. Some are obvious partners for health care support … and some not so obvious. Our inaugural Community Partner Awards recognize:

  • Laurence Burnsed, Director of Health and Social Services in East Hartford, in appreciation of your and the Town of East Hartford’s immediate partnership and collaboration with Malta’s staff and our patients, including direct assistance with health care and other needs at our clinic site in East Hartford and your assistance with connecting patients outside of East Hartford to their local social service agencies. (Mayor Michael Walsh was there to present the award along with Malta)
  • Julie Redding, Hartford Public Library’s The American Place AJC Site Manager/Liaiso, in appreciation of your hard work in helping many of our patients who are immigrants access services and information at The American Place that they might otherwise not receive. (accepted by Bridget Quinn, President and CEO of Hartford Public Library on her behalf)
  • Nesti Risto, Pharmacy Manager at a local Stop & Shop Pharmacy, in appreciation of your hard work in going above and beyond in helping our patients access no cost and affordable medications that they truly need. (accepted by colleague Migdalia Ortiz on his behalf)

On behalf of the Malta House of Care board, staff, volunteers and, most importantly, our patients, Executive Director Victoria Veltri expressed deep gratitude to all three of our awardees for being a true partners in our mission. For over 16 years, Malta has provided no cost primary care to the uninsured adults in the Greater Hartford region. Thanks to the efforts of our recipients, Malta has been able to go the extra mile for its patients. 

The Magic of Malta event, hosted by Jocelyn Maminta, Malta Wonder Woman Class of 2013, Former CT News Anchor/Reporter, and Co-Founder of Caroline’s Room, was a huge success. Thank you to our lead sponsors Cigna and Trumbull Family Foundation; silver sponsors Rossmore Private Capital and Liberty Bank; and bronze sponsor CT Health Foundation. Over 70 guests enjoyed a private viewing of a new exhibition at the Connecticut Science Center, “The Forest of Illusion,” enjoyed up-close magic with magician Christopher Hulbert, a cocktail reception, good company, and the premier of a new video featuring Malta’s new clinic in the words of its patients. Thank you to everyone who attended! Help Malta continue to Make Magic by donating today!

Up-close private viewing of CT Science Center’s new exhibit at Magic of Malta event

Join us at our Magic of Malta event on December 1st for an up-close private viewing of the not-yet-opened “Forest of Illusions” exhibition opening just days before our special event. We look forward to having you celebrate with us! Tickets on sale now!

Learn more about this special event!


The CT Science Center describes the new traveling exhibition:

Follow the winding path through our Forest of Illusions, where your eyes and mind will be put to the test as you encounter some mind-bending optical illusions. Explore color and light in a whole new way as you mix things up on the interactive light wall. Find your way out of the darkness in a true black hallway that will distort your sense of depth… and space. Step inside a human-sized kaleidoscope for an entirely new perspective. Wander into the UV Cave, where the rocks will shine like you have never seen before. This forest holds many dark secrets, all waiting for you to uncover the truth. But one thing is certain in this Forest of Illusions – you won’t believe your eyes.

  • MIXING LIGHT: Mix things up on our interactive RGB light wall
  • UV CAVE: Step inside our cave, where the rocks will shine under various types of UV light
  • TRUE BLACK: Venture into a pitch-black hallway that distorts your sense of depth…and space
  • HUMAN KALEIDOSCOPE: You’re about to see things in a whole new way when you walk into our kaleidoscope that’s taller than a human
  • HEAT SEEKER: Have some fun testing our infra-red camera
  • GREEN SCREEN: Now you see it, now you don’t. Play with different backgrounds and costumes against our green screen for different outcomes.
  • OPTICAL ILLUSIONS: You will encounter all sorts of mind-bending optical illusions as you walk through our forest, can you solve them all?
  • INSECT ILLUSIONS AND BIO-MIMICRY: Nature is playing tricks on you too! See how various insects use illusions to hide from predators and stay safe


Join the celebration and Purchase Tickets



Magic of Malta Event tickets on sale

We are excited to invite you to come celebrate the Magic of Malta on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. The evening is hosted by Jocelyn Maminta, Malta Wonder Woman class of 2013, former CT News Anchor/Reporter and Co-Founder of Caroline’s Room. The evening includes a private viewing of the new exhibition “The Forest of Illusion,” a cocktail reception, close up magic with the Magic of Christopher, and a presentation of the Malta Community Partner Awards.

Become a Sponsor for the event or join the celebration and Purchase Tickets
$100 per person (includes a $50 tax-deductible donation). Please reply by Monday, November 28, 2022.

Learn more about this special event!


Proceeds to benefit the Malta House of Care Clinic of Greater Hartford, providing comprehensive, compassionate, completely free primary health care to uninsured Connecticut adults since 2006.

Support Our Mission and Reserve your Building Block

Donate to Malta today to be part of our exciting Building Blocks program!

A beautiful, modern brick-and-mortar facility on the campus of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Hartford! This site will be in addition to our mobile clinic that will continue to visit underserved neighborhoods in Greater Hartford. And YOU can memorialize your role in the life of the Malta House of Care by contributing to our Building Block Program at the new facility.

Each donation will be honored with one of our beautiful Lucite® Building Blocks that will adorn the walls and corridors of the Malta House of Care clinic. It could be your name, your family’s name, or in memory of or to honor a loved one.Won’t you continue the mission with us and help every adult in the Greater Hartford area enjoy a life with one of the basic building blocks—primary healthcare—so they can work, care for family, contribute to the community, and LIVE HEALTHY?

To reserve your Malta Building Block visit our Building Blocks page!