Thursday, January 24, 2013

Helping Women in Crown Heights


The Mediation Center is working to make Crown Heights a healthy community, and a healthy community requires healthy people. Yesterday, the CHCMC hosted Project Renewal’s “Scan Van” program for mobile mammography, which provides free screening mammograms for uninsured women 40 and older. The clinic van parked outside our Kingston Avenue office from 9am-12pm, during which time nurses were able to provide 12 women with screening exams. Afterward, the nurses came into our office to warm-up and report the success of the venture. We were thrilled that they were able to help so many people, and plan to schedule another clinic for Crown Heights residents in the spring.  Next, the nurses said, they were headed to Canarsie to continue their mission of promoting healthy people and healthy communities all over New York.

Project Renewal is an organization that empowers homeless men and women suffering from addiction and/or mental illness to move permanently from the streets or shelters to health, homes, and jobs.  Their approach combines healthcare, addiction and mental health treatment, employment services, and housing to help our clients rebuild their lives.

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