Health & Wellness for the Homeless
Health & Wellness at The Midnight encompasses primary healthcare as well as fitness classes and exercise opportunities designed to improve the physical, social and emotional health of all clients. Many of our participants have long-overlooked chronic conditions or injuries.
A wellness strategy is not an optional part of the program at The Midnight; it is a key component. The Midnight provides access to a wide range of fitness classes and exercise opportunities that are designed to improve the physical, social and emotional health of program participants. The goal is to offer a routine that contributes to good health and increases participants awareness about balancing the body, mind, emotions and spirit for overall personal well-being.
Homelessness is associated with social isolation and lack of healthy contact with others. Men entering the program learn to respect and help each other through sports and community activities. Team sports including basketball, ping pong, volleyball and social games offer additional ways to develop social skills. They are more than just great ways to get fit; they are a chance to connect and engage with others and to practice the struggle and victory that comes in life. Physical health can enhance sobriety, improving the chances of sustainable recovery and ongoing good health.
Each participant also has the opportunity to join the Running Club, the Midnight Runners. They run as part of The Skid Row Running Club and founder Judge Mitchell every Monday and Thursday at 6:00 am. They meet in the lobby at The Midnight Mission. The club is open to the community, and all are welcome. To learn more about the Skid Row Running Club, which is currently featured in a documentary that follows Judge Craig Mitchell and the club, please visit www.skidrowrunningclub.com
For more information about our Health and Wellness program, please contact: Valerie Mayers via email Valerie Mayers or call 213.624.9258 x1661