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Health & Wellness

At the Judith Morris Wellness Center, we meet each woman right where she is by offering a variety of services and care including support groups, exercise classes, mental health education, trauma recovery, and more. This holistic wellness approach encourages women to participate fully in their own healing and to nurture their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs.

Important Update

Due to COVID-19, the Judith Morris Wellness Center has paused all health services until further notice. Classes are being offered to residents that reside in our Flagship location on a limited basis. We will update this page to reflect changes to programming as they occur.

Physical Health

In partnership with Unity Health Care, we have onsite primary health care and dental clinics. In addition to on-site medical care, we also welcome students from the Georgetown HOYA Medical Clinic to teach classes on various health topics such as heart disease, diabetes, women’s health, and nutrition. Medical students facilitate classes twice per week at our flagship location. They also host an annual flu shot clinic. In partnership with Walgreens, we host a monthly smoking cessation class as part of our daily classes. In addition to health education classes, we offer a wide range of classes that promote physical activity, ranging from Yoga and Aerobics to Zumba.

Mental Health

We provide women with mental health education, support groups, crisis intervention assistance, and referral services. We also offer a variety of holistic wellness classes like self-esteem, pet therapy, meditation, massage, HIV/AIDS education, addiction, and trauma recovery support programs.

Services

Primary Health Care

Dental Care

Classes & Programming

Medication

Mental Health

Physical Health

2021 Impact

94%

of residents
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with a recovery goal maintained sobriety through the year

185,326

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nutritious meals were served this year, equaling more than 500 meals served each day

49

new client enrollments
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in the Green House Program - 17% more than FY19

209%

increase
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in the number of residents that gained income, employment, or benefits.

Voices of the Village

Learn more stories of healing, hope, and transformation from Village clients:

Cheryl

Cheryl was adopted and grew up in Washington, DC. Her parents both had good government jobs and they were a musical family. Around the age of 12, Cheryl realized that her father was abusing her mother regularly in their basement. One day she tried to get help from a neighbor, but they said it was just what couples did.

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Catherine

Catherine worked hard all of her life. She retired from her retail career in 2008 and assumed the full-time role of taking care of her mother in Memphis. After her mother passed in March 2011, Catherine decided to move to DC to be closer to her niece and nephew. She had a hard time finding work and lived in a hotel until she could no longer afford the cost.

On a cold morning in February 2016, Catherine became homeless for the first time in her life. Alone, she made her way to Union Station where she met a woman who told her about the city’s emergency shelters.

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Courtney

Courtney grew up in an upper middle class, suburban family, but from an early age she felt different – “I didn’t know exactly what I was.” Born Calvin, she felt most comfortable with female friends and enjoyed being “girly.” Like most kids, she just wanted to be herself — unfortunately her parents would not accept her as a girl.

She struggled to survive living her “double life.” She started using drugs and alcohol to cope, but wasn’t concerned because “partying was what young people did.”

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