A few months into the Brooklyn chapter, I was asked to join a collective of health practitioners at Third Root Community Health Center.
One of the biggest motivators for coming back to the States was to find a community – because as much as I loved my compadres in the world of teaching abroad, we were all relatively nomadic. A wonderful life! But the big 33 seems to beckon for more stable ground…
Cue Third Root. The center provides a community connection that can feel all-too-rare in the frenetic New York landscape. Welcoming, inclusive and sensitive to the needs of marginalized communities, the center holds a special place in the heart of Brooklyn.
We’re raising funds for this fabulous space. If you’re interested in contributing,please visit our First Giving page.
From our newly launched website:
We strive to be Accessible, Empowering, and Collaborative
We offer sliding scale fees, a staff trained in anti-oppression, and a clinic
that is building bridges within a community.
Practitioners from various modalities work together toward a client’s optimum
health. We have a vast referral network for practices or specialized care
outside of our scope of practice. We work with local and national social
justice organizations to build healthy communities from the outside in and
the inside out.
Third Root is a place where people learn to make informed choices about
self-care and learn how to better care for themselves through the healing
they receive at Third Root. We offer health education workshops, a 3-tiered
Herbal Education Program, herb walks, and a resource library
Supporting Third Root allows our educators, therapists and practitioners to continue on a mission of holistic health through social justice.
Looking at the big picture, in the midst of a major economic downturn, when millions are struggling to make ends meet, Third Root Community Health Center is providing affordable sliding-scale holistic healthcare to those in need. It’s a group of nurturing individuals, a space for growth and health education – Third Root is social justice in action.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to the center, whether it’s a generous gift of philanthropy, a shout out for social justice, or a token of your gratitude.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
~ Lao Tzu