Sourced from: The News-Herald
Originally written by: John Butler
The Village of Healing Center in Euclid will be celebrating one year of helping the community throughout February.
The center, at 22344 Lakeshore Blvd., is seeking to improve the maternal health and mental health of the community it serves. In their first year of operation, officials say the center has worked to provide a culturally sensitive approach to healthcare.
According to medical director Da’na M. Langford, 91.6% of births among their patients were full term.
“We are exceeding our expectations in helping people in the community,” public relations official Danielle Banks said. “We are trying to stop some of the social deterrents that are keeping African American men and women from seeking our aid.”
In celebration, they are hosting two events in February.
Their first event will be the “Rolling with the Village” free community skating party from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 11, at Mig’s Pla-Mor Roller Rink at 22466 Shore Center Drive in Euclid. Skate admission is free to the first 100 guests under the age of 18. Langford said that the event will also feature free food and vendors.
“We are hosting these events to give back and say thank you to the community we serve,” Banks said. “We are looking for ways to give back to everyone who gave so much to us.”
Their celebration will continue on Feb. 24 with the “Keep it Going Fundraiser.” This event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bridges Room at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland.
The event will feature presentations that will detail the clinic’s vision for 2023.
Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased online. All proceeds will go toward programs that help African American women find healthcare.
“We will continue to strengthen and be encouraged by our village as we work to improve maternal health, change the stigma of mental health, and decrease racial disparities in women’s health throughout Northeast Ohio,” Langford said.
Call the Healing Center at 216-815-4325 for additonal event details.