Providing Community Support 


Founded in 2017, the Friends of OBCC Guild has more than 85 members and counting, all community volunteers dedicated to supporting the Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC). 

We want to see OBCC’s vision for community health - led by innovative prevention strategies - help vulnerable children and families live healthy, fulfilling lives. Our commitment is threefold: financial support, advocacy and community engagement.”

Micki Flowers and Cynthia Huffman, Friends of OBCC Guild Co-Founders

  • Click the join us button to lend your talent to our guild in support of the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic. 

  • Under "Enter Guild Name," select "Friends of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic Guild."

  • Guild membership dues can be donated to the clinic:

    • Go to "Please select fund"​

    • Scroll to "Other"

    • Enter "OBCC"


We look forward to having you on our team!

Basic OBCC Online 2020 Announcement No D


Odessa Brown, at right, at a voter-registration campaign in 1967. Roy Scully/Seattle Times

2020 Marks Odessa Brown's 100th Birthday


An inspiring community visionary and mother of four, Odessa Brown dedicated her time to bolstering those in her Central Area neighborhood. She worked tirelessly as a Community Organizer for the Central Area Motivation Program and as a beautician after moving to Seattle in 1963.


She persuaded Seattle Model Cities, a federally-funded anti-poverty agency, to develop a children's clinic to serve the city's Central District. Unknown to many of Ms. Brown's friends and associates, she was silently fighting leukemia during this time. After she passed away at the age of 49 in October 1969, the children's clinic was named in her honor when it opened its doors in 1970. 

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