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Anita Perez: One Woman’s Goal, to Run for Her Country

By Ana López van Balen, Executive Director of Bienestar “When you meet the qualifying times for the Olympic trials, they give you a flag at the end of the race!” This is what Anita Perez,

Every Day Heroes Creating Change in Their Community

by Ana López van Balen, Executive Director of Bienestar Communities in the Rio Grande Valley experience a tale of two cities: one rich with opportunities and people who love one another and care for the

Reversing the Impacts of Emotional Eating –One Man’s Journey toward Health and Healing

By Ana Lopez van Balen & Rev. Jay Molina Para ver la versión en español , por favor haga clic aquí. On October 27th, 2015, the CMS supported Bienestar project brought area faith leaders together

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Cultivate Our Well Being

Bienestar is a health and wellness initiative by Urban Strategies that aims to help faith leaders address the greatest health needs in their communities.  We achieve this by carrying out outreach, training and education to help community leaders determine how best to build the wellness of their community.  Our name tries to capture our full mission, which is to improve the well-being of our communities. Well-being is defined by Dictionary.com as “a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare.” This is what we long for in our communities and neighborhoods-to see the people, families, individuals and children of our communities live with well-being.

For many of us, we love our communities for the people, places, memories we have made in them. Yet even so, we are saddened when we are confronted with the challenges that exist within the boundaries of our cities and neighborhoods. Though impossible to believe, here at Bienestar we have faith that we can make a difference. It takes time and dedication, but we want to walk alongside you to see how together, we can help make changes to the places you love so that their well-being can grow.

Trained over 16,000 faith and community based leaders

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