The Healthy Connections Initiative works to support the emotional, mental, and physical health of children and families by offering a range of activities, integrated into our education and family support programs.

Family Connections partners with local health institutions, universities, public health nurses, and educators to offer children and families free health programs in a range of languages.

Healthy Connections activities include:

  • Workshops on food and nutrition, disease prevention, and local resources to support physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Fitness, dance, Zumba, and yoga classes, offered in Support Groups, after-school programs, and our early childhood classes
  • A bi-monthly grocery distribution program for families to access free grocery items and fresh produce
  • Cooking classes for children and families that teach fun, healthy recipes families can repeat at home
  • Regular health screenings in early childhood classes that include visits from public health nurses, dental hygienists, and nutrition educators
  • Access to resources to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including PPE giveaways, help in connecting with COVID testing/vaccinations, and translation services for updated research and information
  • and more!

New! Weekly Meditation Classes

Develop a positive practice to support your mental health and well-being! Taught in English and Spanish, with guided meditations and activities for people new and experienced in meditation. Free to attend, with childcare provided.
Fridays, 11 am – 12:30 pm at our Excelsior center
Classes are led by Morgan Norvell, owner & founder of Budding Lotus Meditation and skilled holistic meditation coach.

Healthy Connections Internships

The Healthy Connections program offers internship placements in partnership with local universities. These placements provide college students focused on health, nutrition, and wellness to gain hands-on training and experience in the community. Contact Tina, Education Director, to learn more about Family Connections’ Healthy Connections Internships.