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Community Services

 

Hallmark Health System works to identify the health care needs of the communities we serve and to help people gain the tools and knowledge they need to make healthy choices and lead healthy lives. Community Services in particular offers a variety of educational programs that support individuals and families in these efforts. In addition to a wide variety of programs focusing on basic health concerns, we also offer creative approaches targeting the specific health concerns of some of our most vulnerable populations such as women, children and the elderly including:


Community Health Education

Take charge of your health…and your family's!

The Community Health Education program is committed to giving families the necessary information to live healthier, more productive lives by offering a variety of educational opportunities. Our classes are conducted by clinical staff, certified childbirth, CPR and First Aid instructors and other credentialed educators on a variety of topics aimed at promoting community safety, health and wellness. To fit your busy schedule, classes are offered throughout the year, including evenings and weekends.

Learn more about healthy pregnancy and raising healthy families through courses, seminars, and workshops that provide pre- and post-natal health, childbirth education and parenting information. Our prenatal education courses include prenatal exercise groups, childbirth education, parenting classes including classes for dads, new moms, infant care, breast-feeding, and stress management classes.

Our women's health lectures are designed to promote health and wellness in women of all ages.

Insurance reimbursement or scholarships may be available. Talk to your insurance provider for coverage details.


First aid and Safety

 

Take charge of your health…and your family's!

Our safety education courses are taught by American Heart Association certified instructors and focus on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid instruction and training courses. These courses are designed to give community residents, both lay and health care workers, skills necessary to help save lives. Other courses, such as babysitting basics, promote wellness and safety awareness. The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in any educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

Insurance reimbursement or scholarships may be available. Talk to your insurance provider for coverage details.


Multi-site Women, Infants and Children (W.I.C.) nutritional support program

The North Suburban WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free-of-charge to Massachusetts’ families who qualify for the program. Ask us about “Touching Hearts Touching Minds” our emotion-based nutritional counseling services.

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Eligibility Guidance:

To find out if you or your children are eligible, please check the Massachusetts State WIC web site or call to set up an appointment, at any of the sites listed below.

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Program Sites:

  • Everett- City Hall- 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 (617) 387-2097
  • Malden- 239 Commercial Street, Malden, MA 02148 (781) 338-7578

  • Reading- 30 New Crossing Road, #101, Reading, MA 01867

  • Woburn- St. Charles Church- 8 Summer Street, Woburn, MA 01801 (781) 938-5161

 

Breastfeeding Support Programs:

Breastfeeding Classes are free and open to all WIC participants on both weekdays and Saturdays.  To register, or for additional information, please call (781) 338-7570 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Malden WIC Baby Cafe/Everett Baby Cafe: Offers breastfeeding support and assistance from professionals. Operated by Hallmark Health System lactation consultants. The cafes are funded by Massachusetts State WIC and are held at the Malden WIC Office on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., and the Everett WIC office on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Breastfeeding Peer Counseling: The Massachusetts WIC program promotes breastfeeding as the healthiest way to feed your baby.  WIC provides education and support to breastfeeding mothers through the  “Mother to Mother” Peer Counselor Program.

Parenting Support Program: “Mornings with Mom”- for any mother and her children of any age.  This free program is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The program includes a two-hour playgroup.  Lunch is included for both parents and children.  Please contact Madlyna Jonassaint at 781-338-7570 for additional information.


Farmer’s Market: This program is offered in the summer only.  Farmer’s Market coupons are provided and can be used to purchase fresh picked vegetables and fruits grown and sold by local farmers at approved farmer’s markets.  A list of approved Farmer’s Markets may be obtained at all of the WIC offices.


“Fit and Fabulous” Prenatal Exercise and Nutrition- for Prenatal Mothers from 16 weeks to term with their health care providers okay.  Please contact Karen Andrews at (781) 338-7607 for more information and to register for this free program.

Mobile Food Market Each month since August 2012, the HHS North Suburban WIC Program has partnered with the Greater Boston Food Bank t provide fresh, perishable food items to those in need. Every 2nd Saturday of the month the Mobile Food Market is held at the Malden WIC Office on 239 Commercial St. from 1 to 2 p.m. The event is set up in a "farmer's market" type of distribution where people can choose from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, breads, milk, yogurt and hummus etc. 

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“Mothers Helping Mothers” free Clothing Store provides gently used maternity clothes, baby clothes and children’s clothes from 2-6T, and other baby essentials such as bath tubs, swings,and blankets.  Prenatal Mothers should register for the “New Baby Wish List”.  Visits are by appointment only; please call (781) 338-7579 to schedule an appointment.

"Family Support Coordinator Program": Our family support coordinator helps WIC families coordinate services such as: SWAP, child-care, ESL, Mass Health and fuel assistance. Please call (781) 338-7570 for assistance.

Local Vendor List:  A local list of vendors is available at every WIC site.

 


 

The North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network


Dedication to the Community

As part of our responsibility to the communities we serve, Community Services is dedicated to the development and implementation of public health promotion, education, management and treatment programs targeting the health concerns of our constituents.

For more details on the variety and extent of specific programs offered throughout Hallmark Health, please review our community benefit report or click on the services listed below for more details:

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