10 Actions We Can All Take to Prevent Suicide

If you need help now, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Protecting your mental health and catching signs of depression early is equally as important to your well-being right now a...

Breastfeeding and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

By Lisle Cole, Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS), BS, MBA, Breastfeeding Counselor As we celebrate National Breastfeeding Month in the midst of a pandemic, Mary’s Center is here to answer questions parents may have about breastfeeding a...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Power of Community Health Centers in Times of Crisis

By Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer and Administrative Medical Director March 11, 2020 was the Wednesday that everything changed for Mary’s Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread from the Pacific Northwest and took ...

Delta Dental Q&A with Mary’s Center

Delta Dental is a long-term supporter and partner of Mary's Center, and they recently featured Mary's Center's response to COVID-19 in a grantee spotlight blog post, originally published here. People of color are disproportionately affected by CO...

Amazon: The New Way to Give Back

Since March, the pandemic has turned our world upside down in many ways, causing panic and uncertainty. Items that many of us took for granted, like toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies, were suddenly in high demand. These cri...

Mary’s Center is Family: Meet Cynthia

By Antonio Caro, Development Officer & Paige Warner, Donor Relations Associate When Cynthia Avazpour first encountered Mary’s Center 10 years ago, working as a consultant to help federally qualified health centers improve their billing systems...

Mary’s Center: My Home Away from Home

By Raghad Makhlouf We are sharing this inspiring story from a Mary’s Center participant in honor of National Mental Health Month in May. Raghad Makhlouf When my husband and I arrived in the U.S. from Syria as asylu...

PPE Donation Protects Mary’s Center Staff and Participants

During the current pandemic, Mary’s Center, like other health clinics, has encountered numerous challenges to obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our staff and participants from the spread of the virus in our clinics, includ...

Stories from the Front Line: COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health

Uneasy. Anxious. Fearful. Many of us feel these emotions daily from the constant updates on COVID-19 cases, unemployment claims, and even deaths. But what keeps us strong and united are the stories of courage, care, and strength. Stories from our...

Standing with Our Community

By Antonio Caro, Development OfficerLike you, we’ve been trying to make sense of these difficult times. Having to make extreme adjustments in our lives and priorities is no easy task – especially for people who are unemployed, uninsured, and unfa...