Organization addresses health needs of women and children


The Women Health Education Program (WHEP), is an organization that addresses the health and wellness needs of women, empowering them to improve their quality of life and their impact on their children will host its fourth Community Baby Shower tomorrow.

It will give around 60 mothers in need essential items for them and their child.

Rosemary Clark was a mother who received some much-needed items last year.

“They absolutely helped me out a lot because at the time I only had myself and my baby in my stomach,” said Clark.

She was five months pregnant this time last year, but was happy she was able to get some necessities for herself and her for daughter.

“You were able to get like an entire bag of wipes, and [an[ entire bag of diapers, big ol’ bags of clothes,” said Clark. “They call you by your name you go in there you can pick whatever you want nothing is off limits. You get bottles, binkies, all of that.”

She was on government assistance and her money would not have stretched to get the necessities like diapers and clothes for her child, but she came here and got everything.

“I’m packing the bags for mom,” said Mia Niel who is the founder of WHEP. “Each mom will get a pack of diapers which is donated by the Columbus Diaper Coalition, and they’ll also get a pack of wipes, and three baby books.”

NCB4 helped pack some of those items this weekend.

Neil said these items packed have a purpose for moms here in central Ohio.

She believes events like this help her organization inch closer to its ultimate goal.

“That every mom be a healthy raising a happy and healthy baby.”

This Community Baby Shower will be held at the Focus Learning Academy Southeast from 10 to noon.

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