The Berean Community and Family Life Center has received grants to conduct education and outreach projects specifically tailored to the needs of our community. These grants allow us to provide culturally sensitive information, support groups and testing for HIV/AIDS, to organize walking groups that mobilize community members to increase physical activity, and to develop family health and wellness programming that encourages improved nutrition and eating habits.
Annual Screening Programs
Cholesterol; Diabetes; Hepatitis C; Prostate, Colon, and Breast Cancers; Asthma; High Blood Pressure; Obesity; HIV/AIDS; and Vision
Block Party and Health Fair
Each year BCFLC executes a community-wide event, where over 300 children and families come together to celebrate the end of summer.Guests enjoy free health screenings, food, school supplies, entertainment and physical activities.
Members of the community have access to our emergency food pantry. Canned goods are collected and distributed.
HIV/AIDS Empowerment Workshops (sponsored by National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS)
This includes monthly education and outreach activities to raise awareness of this continuing epidemic in the African-American community and the presence of support services to those who are affected by this disease. Programs include celebration of national Awareness days like the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, workshops on sexual health and HIV testing.
My Sister My Friend
An annual Women’s Empowerment Conference which brings together facilitators from a variety of health, educational and social service fields to provide workshops to over 250 women on a range of issues affecting their health and well-being. Workshops are complemented by powerful performances by community artists, vendors sharing a variety of products, including pampering services (massages, manicures and pedicures) and a culminating presentation by our own Berean Community Drumline.
Walk to Fight Childhood Obesity
Each year children and adults come together to march through the community sharing information on obesity while raising money to support the health and wellness programming for youth at BCFLC.