Ann Marie is a single mom raising a family of four children. When she became pregnant with her second child, she was working fulltime as a hairstylist, had a teenage daughter, and was struggling to make ends meet. “It was already difficult to provide for my teenage daughter. I was completely overwhelmed by being pregnant.”
When Queens’ resident Wilson had an accident while on the job, he was left disabled and unable to work. He eventually lost his social security benefits, and could not afford basics that he and his wife needed, like food. “Everything was bad, my financial situation was very difficult. I needed help.”
Javonne spent his high school years as a champion for public health issues affecting youth. We reached out to Jayvonne and asked him to share his experience as a youth advocate and student leader.
Everyone benefits from having health insurance. Eileen would not just benefit from health insurance, she was in desperate need of it.
Jason is tasked with giving balanced, accurate, and realistic sex education to local Brooklyn high schools and colleges.
When Christina learned she was pregnant, she was filled with both joy and panic. She didn’t know who to learn from, or who to lean on. Christina turned to the Healthy Families program that was in her community.
For most of Asha’s adult life, she had a steady job and roof over her head. A few years ago, she experienced a whirlwind of life events that seemed to go from bad to worse. While Asha had little control over much of her life, her shelter was in the neighborhood of PHS Reproductive Health Center.
Families like Ulivia’s family face a great deal of barriers to eating well. She believes that it is the support of her local WIC Center that has launched her and her family on to a healthier path.