Novum Women’s Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at 3321 N. Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas. The center offers a vast array of health-related services, including mental health, ob/gyn and primary care, for women and youth in Southern Nevada. The center also provides free on-site childcare, women and children’s clothes, shoes, and other items.
According to the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Maternal and Child Health Program (MCH), limited access to services is a significant barrier to health and wellbeing, with community members reporting lack of providers, lack of specific needed services offered by a local provider, and physical access to providers as key barriers. Mental health is a predominant issue across all MCH population groups, in particular adolescents, pregnant and one-year postpartum women, and women of childbearing age. The number of deaths among all females and adolescents in Nevada due to intentional self-harm is one of the highest in the nation.
At the ceremony, the center donated a check to Puentes, a nonprofit community-based organization focused on serving communities at a higher risk for poor outcomes as a result of the barriers they experience to social, economic, political, and environmental resources.
The center also hosted a resource fair yesterday with free health, vision, COVID shots and dental screenings, as well as educational materials and free food, giveaways, prizes, and children’s activities.
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