Harlem Church Opens Mental Health Center To Help Address The Stigma That Plagues The Black community!!
Reader sometimes people ask what is the church doing for the community that supports it....well.....THIS! First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York has taken a major step forward in an effort to address the mental health stigma that plagues the Black community. On Thursday, the place of worship opened the HOPE Center, a new facility that will provide affordable mental health care services for individuals in the neighborhood. New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, local leaders, and residents were in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“Today, we take a step toward healing and empowering our community by providing access to inexpensive, quality mental health counseling right here in Harlem,” said Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr., Senior Pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church, in a statement. “Getting help should not be taboo – in fact, it is the first step toward realizing one’s full potential. I look forward to welcoming New Yorkers through the doors of the HOPE Center.”