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Health autonomy in Troy, NY


PHS is all of us

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People’s Health Sanctuary (PHS) is a community-led mutual aid health initiative, based in North Central Troy.  Our theory of change is based in racial and transformative justice to create a liberatory model of community health care for all.  We are located on the second floor of the NATURE Lab building, within The Sanctuary for Independent Media campus, embedded in the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people.  Our goal is to establish a central space to share health skills, provide basic integrative care, and explore ways to build networks of communal health.  The PHS is a space for gathering, sharing food, moving your body, working through grief, cultivating a sense of safety, and embodying a culture of care.  We know deep in our bones, just as our ancestors did, that our individual and collective health are inseparable. 

With the coming decades of radical change upon us, we propose less answers and more questions for how to reimagine a way of being that fosters health instead of a disease driven medical system.  We begin by finding each other.  We welcome you, and as the Zapatistas invite us, let us “walk together while questioning”.

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