MCOHA continues to be on the road and working with the faith community in Morris County. Our work with the Faithful Families program helps faith communities empower their members to make positive, long-lasting health-promoting changes. This summer the program continued to impact participants through nutritional classes, cooking demonstrations, and environmental policy changes in our partner faith communities. This summer we were able to incorporate creative and healthy choices in the kitchen but also in their goals to physically move more.
MCOHA completed classes in the Salvation Army of Morristown and the Iglesia Alianza in Randolph, NJ. Our classes continued to be led by Dorian Restrepo who teaches our program curriculum and cooking demonstrations but most importantly models how choices influence our health today and in the future. Our communities were mixed with families and intergenerational. Everyone learned from each other! We can’t wait to visit our participants and see how they are achieving their health goals and see how the seeds we leave behind grow in their faith community and Garden towers.
We want to thank our community partners and faith communities who have opened their doors, families, and have genuinely accepted and supported our program. For more information about MCOHA services, please call (973) 366-4770 or visit www.mcoha.org.
About the Grantee
MCOHA helps improve the lives of the Hispanic and low- income residents of Morris County and surrounding communities by providing direct social services, education, and client advocacy. Our vision is to inspire hope and community integration and to help build a community that promotes cultural heritage while ensuring the health and well-being of the individuals and families that we serve.
Cohort: North 2
Funder: Atlantic Health System