HAPPY service locations:
Currently, HAPPY volunteers conduct blood pressure screenings at three New Haven community centers. Please click on each of the following links for direction and settings at each location.
Usually three to four volunteers are accommodated per shift. At least one of the volunteers should greet and ask community members to take a blood pressure reading, by either serving food, standing at the door, or walking around to politely announce the hypertension screening. HAPPY volunteers should set up the information poster at a salient location to let the community center clients know of the free, weekly hypertension screening.
All HAPPY volunteers should be courteous to community center staff and be willing to help, such as serving food, cleaning up, and other duties you may be asked to do.
HAPPY service site expansion:
HAPPY seeks to expand our service to more diverse locations and hours. However, the expansion must be pursued while ensuring the consistency and quality of our existing services. Please refer to the attached documents New Haven Soup Kitchen Hours and Contact Info (2010 version) for a list of available community soup kitchens and New Haven Street Sheet (2010 version) for a comprehensive list of food, clothing and shelter services available in New Haven. Potential new HAPPY service sites include homeless shelters, food banks, and public libraries.
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Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center nursing outreach sites:
Our partner & sponsor Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center (CSHHC) also conducts health outreach programs in community centers. Please pass on the information below to community members so that they can seek care from nurses and health professionals of CSHHC.