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Healthy Women Houston Operations

During this time of uncertainty, Healthy Women Houston and our collaborative partners remain steadfastly committed to serving our members. We understand the unease many have in today's landscape and environment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides up-to-date information on COVID-19. Locally, you can find information for City of Houston and Harris County. We also encourage you to exercise self-care for yourself.

Avenue 360 Health & Wellness and HOPE Clinic continue to be open for medical appointments. The safety and well-being of all patients and staff is of highest priority. As the situation remains fluid, please contact your medical provider with any questions.

Referrals to Healthy Women Houston

Healthy Women Houston is still accepting referrals. Our community care coordinators continue to provide health and social service resources' support to pregnant women who may need these services more than ever. They remain in contact with members and provide services by phone, video conference, or text. Processes are in place to affirm and sign forms electronically or via voice recording. The health of our staff and members is of utmost importance, and we will adhere to all local, state and federal guidance. For specific questions, members may contact their community care coordinator.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

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Celebrating Black Maternal Health

Black Maternal Health Week takes place from April 11 to 17 and is a time to provide awareness, activism, and community building in order to deepen the national conversation about Black maternal health in the U.S. Join us today and every day in the fight to end maternal mortality.

Agency Spotlight: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

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.

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. The Meals for Moms program, modeled after the Meals on Wheels program for seniors, brings healthy, nutritious meals to at-risk mothers in the immediate weeks after childbirth, to ensure proper nutrition and a daily visit. Healthy Women Houston members can contact their community care coordinator for more information about Meals for Moms.

Healthy Women Houston Employee Spotlight: LaToya Shields

LaToya Shields, BSW, MPA, LCDC-I, serves as Manager of Specialized Programs and Services at The Council on Recovery and was recognized by her agency for her contributions. Below is an excerpt from the employee spotlight.

Q: What drew you to this work? 
A: What ultimately drew me to this work is my genuine desire to serve and empower people -- essentially communities, for positive change. Like many, addiction runs rampant in my family. Seeing devastation, despair, and hopelessness first hand ignited a fire in me to do all I can to serve with heart, compassion, utilizing formal training and personal experiences to educate, support, build and create positive sustainable lives for those in need. This work is not always easy but my passion keeps me focus on why it is necessary. 

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
A: Being afforded the opportunity to serve the community at large in many different capacities, while honing in on target populations that are dearest to me such as older adults and pregnant and postpartum women and teens is very rewarding. 

Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my sons and hanging out with my family and friends. I love board and card games. Uno and Connect Four are serious business in my house. I also enjoy the arts, reading, scrapbooking, and when I can, taking naps.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation awarded Healthy Women Houston the 2020 GO Neighborhood Award for the work with Project Row Houses in the Third Ward community.
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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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