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In the midst of the holiday season, we wish good tidings to all.

Healthy Women Houston is a community-based system to support women’s health and well being during their pregnancies and throughout their lives.

By establishing an ongoing presence in the targeted communities of South Central and Greater Fondren Southwest neighborhoods of Houston, Healthy Women Houston seeks to build trust and to support women in their own communities.

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Community Care Coordinator Spotlight: Isabel

Healthy Woman Houston introduces you to Isabel, the Lead Outreach and Community Care Coordinator at The Council on Recovery.

"My passion is to help women discover their personal beauty, healing, strengths, purpose, influence and power. My role affords me the opportunity to do just that and to apply my educational, cultural, lived and professional experience to address, advocate and provide support on issues that affect underserved women with disproportion and disparity such as; implicit bias, absence of cultural humility and respect, retraumatization, maternal morbidity and mortality, interpersonal violence and human trafficking. I am proud to lead and serve alongside a dedicated team of Community Care Coordinators that are fully invested in protecting the interests of and in coordinating integrated care for underserved, pregnant and postpartum women and adolescents who are at risk for maternal morbidity and mortality in Houston, Texas. On a personal note, I am married to the most amazing husband and I became a mama eight months ago to a precious baby boy! I was raised in Acres Homes and my husband and I lived in Fifth Ward recently as inner city missionaries. I have a huge heart for the hood! Also, I am a first generation high school and college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Masters of Social Work. I am proud to forever be a Sam Houston State University Bearkat and a University of Houston Cougar! Lastly, I have the most amazing job ever! I have the privilege to do what I have always dreamed of doing! Representation truly matters."

Agency Spotlight: Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Healthy Women Houston is a collaboration among seven agencies committed to improving maternal health in Harris County: Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, Community Health Choice, The Council on Recovery, Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, HOPE Clinic, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, and Memorial Hermann Health System.

The Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council works to increase community collaboration in order to maximize resources to reduce and prevent domestic violence in Harris County. The Council was formed to formalize working relationships to secure the best services possible for victims and is guided by charity, safety, honesty, respect.

The holiday season can add to the stresses of a woman's already busy life. The Council provides a compilation of resources available in Harris County. Often friends and family are the first people that victims turn to in their time of crisis. Know that you are not alone, and there is help available. Advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline are available 24/7 at 800.799.7233 and speak more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

Winter Wonderland Food Fair

Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Alief SPARK Park & Nature Center
8409 1/2 Dairy View Lane, Houston, TX 77072

Upcoming Events at the Healthy Women Houston Project Row Houses Installation

Location: 2507 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004

Saturday, December 7, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Own Every Piece: A Courageous Conversation to Educate and Empower Women on Contraceptive Care Options, led by Dr. Kim Baker, UTHealth School of Public Health, is designed to take an in depth look at empowerment, ownership, and individuality as it pertains to contraceptive care.

Wednesday, December 11, 1 – 2 p.m.
Vision, Purpose, Dream: An Artistic Interpretation is designed to help you narrow down your desires through the power of choice by creating a vision board and will be led by Meleekah Villegas, Community Care Coordinator for Healthy Women Houston.

Wednesday, December 18, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Maternal Health Talks is designed to create a bond through the sharing of our birth stories and experiences within the world of maternal health and is led by Tianca Gilliard, Community Care Coordinator for Healthy Women Houston.

Thursday, December 19, 12 – 5 p.m. 
The Pop-Up Clinic, delivered by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, is open to the community and will have information on and conduct testing for blood pressure, glucose, hepatitis C, HIV, and syphilis.

Saturday, December 28, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
UJIMA: A Collective Work performance by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Community Artist, Speaker, Coach and More. Ujima is a Swahili word meaning Collective Work and Responsibility, and as principle and practice, means we accept the fact that as a community, we are collectively responsible for our failures and setbacks as well as our victories and achievements.
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Healthy Women Houston provides community based, coordinated, compassionate and respectful support to women with challenges to their health through their pregnancies and throughout their lives.

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