Our primary services have been designed to reduce ill health among children living in shelters and transitional housing
JumpaRopaCize & HulaCize are designed to encourage children's indoor/outdoor physical activities as this is known to reduce stress and increase fun and happiness:)
FOR KIDS! Oral Health Education in which Electric Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Mouthwash and Information is distributed to Children (and Parent's as ) living in Shelters and Transitional Housing.
Access and Utilization of Oral Health Care Services by Homeless Children/Families.
The Surgeon General called dental caries (cavities) the silent epidemic, suffered disproportionately by the poor. Homeless mothers/children are especially vulnerable as they lack access to dental care. This prospective study elucidated predictors of access, oral health, and the effectiveness of shelter-based care. A convenience sample of 120 homeless families (children n=236) provided predictor factors at intake and one month later. Nearly half the children (n=98) had dental caries (cavities). Shelter-based care was effective in improving access: 43% of families secured dental appointments and perceived access barriers decreased after shelter-based care
Children with poor oral health miss thousands of hours of school due to painful teeth and gums; suffer from malnutrition due to their inability to eat fresh, nutritious foods; and suffer from low self-esteem because of their socially unacceptable smiles.
HALLELUJAH FRIDAY’S @ MOMENTS…..
A Monthly Resource Fair
FREE Food, New Children’s Books*, Clothes, Electric Toothbrush/Toothpaste*, Blood Pressure Screenings, Health Literature, Referrals and BlessingsJ
Hallelujah Friday’s is a Christian Outreach Ministry focused on supporting homeless children and adults and/or those experiencing hunger and hardships.
4th Friday of Each Month-1:00 to 4:00
· August 24 - Chicken Enchilada Lunch
· September 28 – Hamburger Lunch
· October 26** – Super Cheese and Fruit Shish Kabob – Free Electric Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for Kids** (Might change to Saturday 10/27 /18 , if the kids from Black Diamond Drill Team can perform!)
· November 23 – Blessed Thanksgiving Desserts
· December 28 – Blessed Christmas Desserts - Free Electric Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for Kids
*New Books/Electric Toothbrushes /Toothpaste Distributed As We Receive Donations. PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN