Empowering Through Knowledge: A Conversation About HIV/AIDS

By Magali Ceballos March 10, 2020 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The day sheds light on the impact that HIV/AIDS has on women and girls around the country, and supports those who are living with the in...

Family Acceptance of LGBT+ Youth

By: Ayla Badell, LCPC "The most difficult problems facing LGBT Latino youth are related to negative responses to their LGBT identity. Concern about family acceptance is the top problem identified, and having their families accept and support t...

Should We Worry About Coronavirus?

By Dara Koppelman, Chief Nursing Officer As media coverage of the Coronavirus outbreak increases, we continue to receive more questions from our participants. Understandably, people wonder if they need to worry about this outbreak, and what th...

Holiday eating: Let’s enjoy mindfully!

By Carolina Sierra, Nutrition Services Coordinator Putting restrictions on foods that we love and grew up with can be a source of distress. Part of your holiday self-care routine can include allowing yourself to enjoy your favorite foods in th...

Is a Healthy Brushing Routine a Part of your Senior Lifestyle?

By: Jillian Hartman, Hygienist A healthy senior lifestyle today requires more than a regular game of pickle ball or a walk in the park. It should include attentive oral health care and a healthy brushing routine follo...

If You Leave your Abusive Partner, You will Not be Alone

By: Arianna Rodriguez, Domestic Violence Advocate As the Domestic Violence Advocate at Mary’s Center, I’ve seen how abusive relationships are often cyclical in many ways alternating between tension, explosion, a honeymoon phase, forgiveness, ...

Understanding Sexual Health: A Conversation with LaKeisha

For Sexual Health Awareness Month, Mary’s Center’s LaKeisha Agnew, Community Outreach and Prevention, sat down to answer questions about sexual health she often hears from community members and staff. LaKeisha has experience with education, preve...

Let’s Talk About Loneliness

By: Austyn Holleman, MSW MPH LGSW, Manager of Senior Mental Health Project This September, Mary’s Center is commemorating Healthy Aging Month by talking about one of the biggest health concerns facing seniors today: loneliness. It may seem su...

Know Your Rights: Understand Public Charge

By Maria Gomez For those of you who are not familiar with public charge, this rule has existed for over a hundred years to identify individuals who may depend on government public benefits as their main source of support. With good rea...

Immunizations: Give Your Child A Great Start in Life!

At Mary’s Center, we love children, and we want to see them happy and healthy. Vaccines play an important part in child health. In commemoration of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, one of our pediatricians, Dr. Christian...