Holy Cross Ministries

Program description

Many Hispanics in Utah face critical risk factors with regards to their health- they are often unfamiliar with local health care and food supplement options, and many fear discrimination. Recognizing the needs of this population, Holy Cross Ministries' Promotoras - bilingual, bicultural outreach workers - strive to ensure that all families are healthy, safe, and can navigate complex health and social systems. The Promotoras have been characterized as “bridge builders”. They play a central role in community integration and are key to every program at Holy Cross Ministries.

HCM'S PROMOTORAS OFFER THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT SERVICES

In order to promote healthy and informed pregnancies among expectant Latino mothers, HCM’s Promotoras use a group-education model and one-on-one sessions to teach an 8-series course on prenatal care. HCM collaborates with St. Martha’s Baby Project to provide a free infant layette once the baby is born.
Understanding the complexities in navigating a foreign health care system, HCM’s Promotoras provide bilingual assistance for CHIP/Medicaid applications, re-enrollment paperwork, referrals to community services, forms assistance, and helping to secure a primary care medical home.
Due to numerous barriers, Spanish speaking parents of children with special needs and/or complex medical diagnosis are not always able to find or connect to available resources on their own. For that reason, HCM facilitates Niños Especiales Familias Fuertes (NEFF) at South Main Clinic – a bilingual support group program for these families.

Holy Cross Ministries has Promotoras at the following sites

 

Resources

Prenatal Class Schedule

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  • (Spanish) Prenatal Class @ The People's Health Clinic
  • (English) Prenatal Class @ The People's Health Clinic
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NEFF Group Schedule

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Help Support Our Families

Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that cost is not a barrier to anyone's health. Your support will help us continue offering these critical and basic services for free. 

Promotora Outreach Program Staff

South Main Clinic Promotora
801-587-2068
People’s Health Clinic Promotora
435-333-1857
Director of Promotora Program
801-261-3440 ext 729
Education Promotora
801-261-3440 ext. 245