HEAL Markets kick off July 12.
Locally grown produce will be for sale starting July 12 at the three area HEAL Markets, which are located in food deserts. Food deserts are areas that have low access to fresh food and a significant number of low-income families.
HEAL stands for Healthy Eating Active Living and is a partnership between the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health. HealthVisions Midwest of Fort Wayne operates the markets.
Just like in years past, an abundance of locally grown produce will be available at all three locations; WIC (Women, Infants & Children) produce vouchers, Senior produce vouchers, and all SNAP (food stamp) purchases will be matched $1 for $1, while funding remains. That means anyone using SNAP or WIC/Senior vouchers gets double the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables for their family. Veggie RX, a Parkview Health program, is also accepted, as are cash, credit, and debit payments.
ASPIN uses certified Navigators dual trained as Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support enrollment in health care coverage; to facilitate online presentations; and provide education to improve health and insurance literacy.
Indiana’s Build, Learn, Grow program is extending scholarships for qualified families!
When families are working and kids are learning, Indiana’s future is brighter. With summer officially here, Indiana wants to make sure children from birth to age 12 are engaged in high-quality early learning and education opportunities.
Families that work in essential businesses are eligible to receive scholarships toward their children’s early care and education, summer learning or out-of-school care.
CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
- Child Care Assistance
- Housing Solutions (ESG)
- Leap Child Care Scholarship
- Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
The Lighthouse exists to serve those in our community who struggle with life-altering issues by providing structure, education, support, mentorship, and housing as we engage their families and communities in the healing process.
Community Classes – offered Monday thru Wednesday nights. These include Mentorship, Authentic Manhood, Grief and Loss, Exercise, Nutrition, Addictions, and Life Skills.
Community Coffee Connection – offered on Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm to allow us to get to know our community better.
Community Chapel Service/Meal – offered on Fridays at 7 pm to give our community a place to connect and worship in a non-threatening environment.
Community Food Bank – offered Monday through Friday 12 pm to 3 pm.
- Anchored – A 30-day residential addiction program. This program will serve men in our community who are coming straight out of addiction. This program is designed to stabilize them, allow them time to recover and assist them in placement within a long-term program. The daily schedule of the men will consist of counseling, nutrition, physical fitness, therapy groups, and developing new coping skills. We have 12 beds available within our Anchored program.
Parent Café – Parent Cafes are fun, free, supportive, educational, parent-led get-togethers where parents can talk openly with one another about the struggles of parenting and ways to strengthen their families. Facebook support group for parents called Strong Parent Lounge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211935889428623/
Mental Health Training Sessions – Various free mental health training sessions.
In order to protect our team and our patients, we are open by appointment at our Hobson Road clinic. We are requiring face masks and limiting one parent to one child being vaccinated. We are offering the Pfizer vaccine to minors 12 years or older. Everyone must bring a current shot record to every visit. We accept Medicaid and most (not all) commercial insurance plans. If you are uninsured or underinsured, there is a $15 administrative fee per immunization. If you can’t pay for your immunizations, please ask to speak to a staff member. No one will be turned away for their inability to pay.