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 asylum seekers in 2017, we...

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...

Home and Healthy: Skip the Waiting Room with Virtual Appointments

During these stressful and challenging times, self-care is essential, and that means continuing to look after your health. Mary’s Center has found that virtual phone or video appointments with our providers are an excellent alternative to keep...

How to Support a Strong Immune System During COVID-19

By Kristina Rivera, MS, RDN Finding ways to boost your immune system is all the rage these days amid the coronavirus crisis. The latest supplements may try to entice you with gimmicks, but there is no magic pill to keep you healthy. Systems ar...