Daily Planet Health Services: Episode 5 of The Virginia Community Health Center Movement from Virginia Community Healthcare on Vimeo.
In 1969 we opened our doors to help the many teens who were dropping out of school and society. These young people were a bohemian class that came to represent the disenfranchised young adults of that time. These young adults needed help. Offering shelter, meals, health clinics, and counseling helped them integrate back into society.
Later that year, the young people were asked to name the organization that helped them reclaim their lives. Like Clark Kent entering a telephone booth and transforming into Superman, the young people felt The Daily Planet helped transform them. Because of this connection to their own story, The Daily Planet earned its name, paying homage to the newspaper where Clark Kent worked.
Over the years our mission has adjusted to fit the needs of the community we serve. In 2016 we changed our name to Daily Planet Health Services to better reflect our mission of being a fully integrated health care safety net provider.