AT THE LIVING ROOM
Health Commons at the Living Room is a collaborative partnership between University of Minnesota-Medical Center, Fairview, Redeemer Center for Life, and Cora McCorvey Health & Wellness Center.
We offer a drop-in health and wellness center located in the Harrison neighborhood. Our services are free of charge and open to everyone!
Our mission is to provide services based on respect, relationship building, hospitality, and collaboration. In doing so, we hope to connect health and hope for all participants to live healthier lives. The center is open two days a week, three to four hours a day, providing: nurse health consultations, health education, nutrition and physical activity classes such as Zumba and yoga, massage, healing circles, and other resources and referrals.
Questions? Contact our Community Liasion
Bertha McKinney: 763-843-9988
"FOR ME, EVERYTHING I'VE DONE HERE HAS BEEN GOOD LEARNING, GOOD INFORMATION, GOOD FOR THE SOUL, GOOD FOR THE BODY."
— Jewelean Jackson, Health Commons Community Member & Guest Facilitator
"I REALLY LOVE MY JOB. I LOVE IT MORE EACH DAY. I DO A LOT OF NETWORKING. I MEET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE."
— Bertha McKinney, Community Liaison
Redeemer Garden opens opportunities for change, growth, and development. Grounded in our vision to be “A Beacon of Hope,” the Community Garden is an inclusive, hospitable space for all people interested in holistic living. We aim to increase access to fresh foods, improve food security, encourage physical activity, and improve diety habits through hands-on education. The Garden provides our neighbors plots to garden, use of our community Bread Oven, space for hosting gatherings, and pathways for quiet walks through the garden. Growing Fresh! To get involved with our community garden, contact Greta Klawiter-Lein.
Greta Klawiter-Lein has been the Garden Coordinator since 2019. She grew up on a farm outside of Northfield, MN surrounded by chickens, neighbors and fresh veggies! She has always loved gardening and community. She absolutely loves the Harrison neighborhood and feels completely at home here. Her biggest joys in life are: animals, hiking, camping, making crafts, hosting events and growing and sharing food. Please come see her and others in the garden every Sunday 1-4 PM, she would love to meet you and hear what brings you joy!
HEALTH EQUITY &
The Health Equity Engagement Cohort (HEEC) consists of 12 community-based organizations that most recently participated in Phase I and II of the Station Area Planning process conducted by Hennepin County.
HEEC engaged nearly 1,000 people and gathered input from nearly 500, over 80 percent of whom were people of color.
HEEC Members meet on a monthly basis to coordinate individualized engagement efforts with partner organizations and Hennepin County staff.