The Thelma Gibson Health Initiative (TGHI) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit organization whose thrust is providing health-related care to diverse and underserved groups within Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and the wider Miami-Dade communities.
TGHI was formed 10 years ago under the auspices of the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund (TRGMF), also a 501(c)3 private non-profit organization. The TRGMF was formed and incorporated in 1983 to unify and bridge gaps between diverse groups within the local Coconut Grove and wider Miami and Miami-Dade communities. This 26-year-old organization was founded in memory of the late Reverend Canon Theodure R. Gibson, one of the first black commissioners in the City of Miami and a well-recognized and outstanding civil rights leader in the 1960s.
Throughout its existence, TRGMF has been a meeting house and event site for various start-up and intermediary organizations in the social services and after-school intervention fields. In 2002 it jump-started the Thelma Gibson Health Initiative. At TGHI we believe in reaching out and helping the community by “Building Healthy Minds and Bodies.”