Harmony House Mothers Get Health Education

Carla Bonheur is a young mother who lives at Harmony House, New Community’s transitional housing facility for homeless families. Recently, Bonheur and other female residents of Harmony House participated in an educational workshop organized by medical students from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School that focused on reproductive health. The med students shared information and resources, offered blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and provided a complimentary healthy lunch. The group of medical students, which aims its outreach at young mothers, will be holding workshops at Harmony House twice a month. Bonheur is pictured in the left photograph holding her seven-month-old son Jeremiah. Harmony House is located at 274 South Orange Ave. Newark and is a 102-unit, apartment-style facility for homeless families who stay, on average, between six to nine months and receive case management and supportive services before transitioning to permanent housing. For more information, call Harmony House at 973-623-8555.

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