In addition to the community work of the Arnett Block Association and others, the reproductive health counseling of Embracing Options (EO), and the medical services being offered by the providers at by His Branches Health Services (HBHS), His Branches also maintains collaborative relationships with other institutions. These collaborative partners are part of a broader vision for our community in which we desire to go beyond individual medical needs to address broader community needs.
The current ministry partners consist of the Gerhardt Neighborhood Outreach Center (GNOC), which focuses on assisting youths and families stricken by the medical, psychosocial, and economic effects of poverty on Rochester’s northeast side; Medical Community Christian Fellowship (MCCF), which networks local providers of faith with students; and Project Urge which strives to connect and unite urban, suburban, and rural churches, organizations, and individuals in the Greater Rochester area, working together to break down barriers of poverty, race, and despair in the name of Jesus.
We feel we are developing a synergy with our current collaborative partners that will allow us to address a multitude of community concerns with the help of others who have complimentary expertise and skill. Looking beyond these, expanded opportunities and relationships are already underway with local neighborhood and community action groups to further advance our mission and vision.