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|About||Saving lives and strengthening communities, one family at a time.|
|Mission||Our mission is to build better futures through the delivery of health care, education and social services. We embrace culturally diverse communities to provide them with the highest quality of care, regardless of their ability to pay.|
We owe our success to a strategy of linking health care to community-based support services while helping family members reach their education goals. We believe that individuals who are healthy and feel supported in their communities become better learners and are motivated to achieve greater economic stability. We have observed that stable families place more emphasis on the educational achievement of their children, thus strengthening the well-being--and health--of the next generation.
We listen closely and carefully to our participants, and then work with them to create a customized prescription of services to help them attain good physical and mental health. We also work with participants to set attainable education goals that, once reached, will bolster their economic stability.
Because the individuals and families we serve often face multiple life challenges, we use a social change model that addresses the many factors that lead to poor health such as poverty, limited education, and few job opportunities. By integrating and linking our own services with those offered by our community partners, we empower vulnerable families to lead healthy and productive lives.
This comprehensive approach yields results. The mothers who come to us for prenatal care deliver babies with healthy birth weights. Participants with diabetes learn to control their blood sugar levels. Parents who attend our various programs increase involvement in their children’s education and watch them graduate from college and lead productive lives. Our web of services helps the region save millions of dollars as we prevent child abuse, gang involvement, teen pregnancy and chronic diseases.
Simply stated, Mary’s Center changes lives every day.
|Awards||2011 NCLR Affiliate of the Year|
Family Health and Dental Care
Family Social Services
Adolescent health and Prevention
Health Promotion (HIV testing,sexually transmitted diseases prevention, tuberculosis control)
Mental Health Services (psychiatrist in-house)
Mama Baby Bus (outreach)
Early Intervention for Special Needs Children
Health Access Programs (Medicaid, food stamps, enrollment in TANF & WIC)
Child Care Licensing for Language Minority Parents
Family Literacy Program
For more information, to get involved or to donate, please visit our website at http://www.maryscenter.org/