The idea for a center began when Sister Mary Ann came to Mott Haven to serve as a pastoral associate at St. Pius V in the mid-’80s. She provided counseling services for mothers and children, sensing a need for unity among the women.
“Undesign the Redline” takes visitors on an interactive visit into a dark chapter in the nation’s past, as it details how racism permeated health care and housing, both in New York City and nationally.
Needle exchange programs were illegal in the United States at the time, despite their documented success by both the Government Accountability Office and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The front wall of 440 Jackson Avenue received the 49th mural of Writer’s World Peace Mural Tour, a mural series that can be seen across 42 cities in the U.S. and one in Mexico City.