Here at Healthy Homes, we have a small, but mighty volunteer force. And, possibly no volunteer is more known around the offices as a go-to helper than Alex Markham. She has been a very regular giver of time, talent, and passion over the past three years, and we are thankful to have her as part of the team.
The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions.
All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Values and Operating Principles
Environmental Justice - We will promote environmental justice and health equity in all of our actions.
Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to promote housing environments where children thrive and achieve their highest potential.
Respect - We will provide services to all people in a culturally sensitive manner that respects dignity.
Integrity - We will be honest and above reproach in all our personal and professional relationships.
Did You Know...
In the U.S., asthma results in 1.8 million emergency room visits, 497,000 hospitalizations, and 4,000 deaths each year.
This fall, Healthy Homes is starting a new lead education program to help any local family who wants to learn more about lead, and how to manage lead hazards in their home.
Hugo Claudin is the newest full-time staff member in the Healthy Homes direct services department. He will be working directly with families struggling with environmental hazards in their homes, visiting them, making action plans for them, and building relationships with them. Hugo brings a unique perspective and experience to this position. Before coming here, he previously worked for Spectrum Health, LINC, and The Red Project, all in a community health capacity. He is also a well-known artist and musician, and an all-around interesting guy.