Día de Reyes -Three Kings celebration

On Jan. 6, tradition in many countries in Latin America and Spain, Día de Reyes (Three Wise Kings). Our community shared three things, one thing they wish for the new year, one thing they are thankful for the past year and how they feel today. Their responses will open your mind. Share one thing you wish for the new year…. I wish that this year we will all have papers to work and live calm with our families. I wish to be with my family, not being separated and with my kids healthy. I wish to keep coming to these programs and … Continue reading

Feria de Salud/Health Fair – Embajadores de Salud

Primera feria para integrar a la comunidad en el equipo de los embajadores de la salud de Johns Hopkins Centro SOL. // First health fair to involve the community in the health ambassadors team from Johns Hopkins Centro SOL. The event will provide at no cost/Servicios proporcionados sin costo: Cardiovascular check/Chequeo cardiovascular (incluye presión) Eye screening/Chequeo de la vista HIV testing/Pruebas de VIH Cancer referrals/Referidos para chequeos de cancer Raffles/Rifas Kids zone/Zona infantil And More!/Y mucho más! Don’t miss an entertaining event for your health! / No se pierda una entretenida mañana por su salud! 1/10/2015, 12-3pm, come to the … Continue reading

2014 the year in review Centro SOL – Infographic

Happy 2015! Feliz 2015! What is Centro SOL? What has our team accomplished in 2014? Learn what we do, where we do it and who we serve and work with…Getting ready for an exceptional 2015! Stay tuned for what’s coming! Thank you for all you do with and for us! Gracias por todo lo que hace con y por nosotros!

Light and Labyrinth, two symbols for culture….’tis the season

Johns Hopkins Bayview Light the Labyrinth event was a representation of light and hope to the many patients and their families at Bayview. It was a great success, with short speeches about the meaning of light from Greek Orthodox, Hispanic culture and African/African American spirituality. Our community is represented by Fr. Michael from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Mónica Guerrero Vázquez from Centro SOL and Rev. Dred Scott from the Dundalk Community. Thanks to all the community who participated in the event despite the cold weather. Thanks for bringing light to our Bayview community. LUZ Y SOMBRA Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera Yo soy el … Continue reading

World AIDS Day en familia, creating awareness about HIV and AIDS one family at a time

December 1 is the World AIDS Day, and thus we wanted to create awareness about the disease and information about what it means to be HIV Positive, who’s in risk and how to prevent it. The HIV Latino Outreach group at the Baltimore City Health Department, led by Dr. Page a co-director of Centro SOL,  is a great success and provides support to hundreds of residents of Baltimore diagnosed HIV positive. As preparation for the day-of, first meeting took place at a local church, during an event organized by a Social Worker at the Baltimore City Health Department. The event … Continue reading

Equity in health, one-by-one//Equidad en salud, uno por uno

September 2014: Tengo que trabajar desde las 7 hasta las 7, de ahí es el bus, oiga. No tengo tiempo. Y no califico para el seguro, ya me dijeron. November 2014: Gracias. Ya me dieron las medicinas, y puedo pedir permiso en mi trabajo para ir a las citas. María had untreated hypertension since 2012. In 2014, during a community event of Embajadores de Salud, during the blood pressure screening, we realized that her BP was above normal. She was referred to TAP. Content The Numbers A Solution: TAP Una solución: TAP (Español) Resources/Recursos Flyer/Volante The Numbers It is estimated that … Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage month

Hispanic Heritage Month has been taking place in the US since 1968 to celebrate culture, contributions and histories of Hispanics in the country. Read more information in the first post about this celebration at Johns Hopkins. The celebration is not over, Centro SOL ever since its foundation and earlier has been committed to highlight the contributions made by our new neighbors and to promote equity in health. By collaborating and partnering with groups within Hopkins, we are creating awareness of the growing Latino population, their assets and contributions and needs. The Hispanic Heritage month was a great opportunity to provide information to students from … Continue reading

Baltimore Resettlement Center – BRC – counseling for medical assistance

The BRC is offering counseling for medial assistance./ El BRC está ofreciendo consejería para asistencia médica. If you are/Si usted es: TPS holder/Portador de TPS Assylee/Asilado Human Traffic Victim/Víctima de tráfico humano Juvenile Visa (SIJS)holder/ Portador de visa juvenil May qualify to receive medical assitance/Pueden calificar para recibir asistencia médica Walk-in location / lugar de visita sin cita: 9am-2pm Baltimore Resettlement Center -BCR- 3516 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224. Phone 443.558.3175. Ask for/Pregunte por: Mr. Matthew Dennin

6 more months – Testimonios

It’s official, Testimonios support group has been extended 6 more months! Free, for immigrants facing stress, a group to prevent mental health issues. Es oficial, el grupo de apoyo Testimonios ha sido extendido 6 meses más! Gratis, para inmigrantes que enfrentan estrés, un grupo para prevenir problemas de salud mental.

Programa de la Sección 8/Housing Choice Voucher

El Programa de la Sección 8 o Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) del Housing Authority de Baltimore City (HABC) va a abrir la lista de espera desde el 22 de Octubre de 2014 al 30 de Ocubre de 2014. Lea las preguntas frecuentes para saber más sobre el programa. (Español) (More information http://www.baltimorehousing.org/) 1. ¿Qué es el Programa Housing Choice Voucher de Housing Authority of Baltimore City (Autoridad de la Vivienda de la ciudad de Baltimore, HABC por sus siglas en inglés)? El Programa Housing Choice Voucher (HCVP) de HABC, previamente conocido como el Programa de la Sección 8, es un programa … Continue reading