Our History

New Name, Same Mission

The Community Wellness Partners has been in existence since 1996. Founded as the St. Joseph County Minority Health Coalition (SJCMHC), it has been a grassroots movement of community volunteers, health professionals and organizations concerned about societal disparities and access to equal healthcare for ethnic minorities.

Community Wellness Partners is an affiliate of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition located in Indianapolis and we are one of 15 such coalitions across the state, located in counties with large minority populations.

Our Difference

Hands On Approach | Eliminating Barriers | Inspiring Permanent Change

There are three major barriers – physical, financial, and educational – responsible for impeding access to medical care. Our team is dedicated eliminating those barriers for our clients.

Permanent change is the hardest part of lifestyle change. As we work hands on with our clients, we inspire that change by being the change we want to see.

Our Growth

On March 25, 1966, the revered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stated 'Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhuman.' 50 years later, this still holds fast in communities of color across the nation as well as right here in Saint Joseph County, Indiana. For the past 20 years, Community Wellness Partners has been dedicated to bringing an equality to health injustices, eliminate health disparities and change policies that create healthier communities.

Community Wellness Partners is dedicated to being the voice for communities, both urban and rural, that experience barriers to care like transportation, education and many more. Community Wellness Partners serves over 6,000 people per year through screenings and referrals, Diabetes education, exercise and movement classes and many other creative ways to motivate permanent change in our everyday lives.

Testimonials

What Our Donors Over the World Are Saying

You do a wonderful job with the kids that require our help and support the people in need all over the globe. I will definitely join you as a volunteer!

Lorraine Franklin

It's always a pleasure to work with these guys - they know what they want and that is why they achieve their goals. Thanks a lot for the team spirit and your work!

Brett Lewis

Your performance under the most trying circumstances was nothing less than exemplary. You are the sole reason our rescue mission actually happened! Cannot thank you enough.

Dianna Young