From Mary’s Center’s inception, the complex needs of our participant community steered us toward adopting a holistic, multi-pronged approach to helping individuals and families. This approach, our Social Change Model, is based on the principle that treating individuals and families for their health problems alone is insufficient to help overcome the multiple life challenges they often face. Instead, we look at all of the pressures in their lives and deliver an integrated set of health care, education, and social services to put them on the path toward good health, stable families, and economic independence.
By taking an active role in services including adult medicine, prenatal care, family planning, English and computer literacy programs, smoking cessation programs, social services, and education programs for young children, our participants are healthier and better equipped to move up the economic ladder.
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