The Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center will host a Community Health Street Fair on Amsterdam Avenue between 145th & 146th Streets in Harlem tomorrow, featuring free health screenings, CoViD-19 testing and vaccinations, flu shots and more to Harlem community residents.
The Bowen Center is one of the largest community organizations that provides mental health services, addiction treatment and social services to more than 5,000+ low-income individuals living below the poverty line throughout the city. The majority of Bowen clients are Black and Latinx, living with co-occurring disorders, who are learning how to effectively and productively meet the many challenges they face through Bowen’s vast array of programs and services.
The free event will take up Amsterdam Avenue between 145th and 146th Streets and extend onto Bowen’s outdoor plaza, and will feature blood pressure, diabetes and glucose screenings, flu shots, face painting, Chair Yoga and Reducing & Managing Stress workshops, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, free food, drinks and raffle giveaways for individuals of all ages.
Among the participants joining the Bowen Center include the New York State Department of Health, Ponce Bank, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Ryan Health, Mutual of America, The LGBT Community Center, Harlem Strong, Mutual of America, Harlem Hospital and Heritage Health.
About Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center
The Emma L. Bowen Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization established in 1986 and licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, and New York State Department of Education.