The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
BROOKLYN — When Winnie Deshommes arrived in Flatbush from Haiti, she was grieving and unsure what to do about her health.
Back home, she had suffered two miscarriages. Now in a new country, she was barely able to navigate around because of the language barrier to seek information about what had happened to her. Then, she found the newly-opened Morris Heights Health Clinic (MHHC) on Flatbush Ave.
“I don’t speak English, so I found a lot of help there,” said Deshommes, a Flatbush resident who is searching for work. “From the executives to the personnel, they gave good services and I will always go whenever I can.”
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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter @larisakarr.