Community Health and Wellness

With renewed hope to see our community transformed physically and spiritually by the power of God, Esperanza’s Department of Community Health and Wellness actively partners with grassroots community leaders, churches, and other like minded organizations to offer opportunities for community residents to engage in activities that bring renewal to the body, mind, and spirit.

Please click below to learn more about the many opportunities for renewed health and wellness:

If you would like to partner with us in promoting health and wellness in North Philadelphia, or would like more information about any of the above programs, please contact Tony Gonzalez, Community Programs Coordinator215-807-8606 or email:

Community Health Promoter Program

For community leaders who want to:

  • Promote health through conversations or small groups
  • Connect people in the community with medical resources
  • Provide support to persons wishing to improve their health

Program Details:

  • The Fall 2017 class will be taught in English from September 18 through November 15, 2017.
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
  • Classes will be held at Esperanza’s Hunting Park site, 4417 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
  • $30 registration fee if accepted.

For more information, please contact Tony González, 215-807-8606,

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 Group Fitness Classes

Esperanza’s Group Fitness Classes are held at Esperanza’s Hunting Park gymnasium (4417 N. 6th Street).  Click here to download our updated class schedule for June 2017. Please note the schedule changes!

  • Senior Fitness
    • Tuesday 11:00 – 11:45 am
  • Zumba – New Time!
    • Friday 10:00 – 11:00 am  

Group Classes are $2 per class or $10 for 10 classes. Participants ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Sorry, no childcare available.

For more information please contact:  215-302-3600, ext. 334.

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Fitness Room @ Hunting Park

Esperanza’s Fitness Room at our Hunting Park health and wellness center is free to Esperanza patients with referral letter from medical provider, and is available to all community members for a $5/month fee.

New Expanded Fitness Room Hours!  

Mon – Thu, 9:00 am—4:00 pm and Fri 9:00 am – 12 noon

For more information, please call 215-302-3600, ext. 376.

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Healthy Cooking Classes

Cooking class 2015 1We offer cooking classes at the Hunting Park health and wellness center, which are open to Esperanza patients and the community.  These are held the first Tuesday afternoon of each month.

For more information please contact:
Roanna Keener, MS, RD, LDN
215-302-3600, ext. 377

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Individual Nutrition Counseling

Our registered dietitians offer individual nutrition therapy for Esperanza patients, including those who are affected by diabetes, obesity, HIV, pregnancy, and other conditions.

For more information please contact:
Christina Chong, RD, LDN, CDE
215-831-1100, ext. 213

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Diabetes Education

For those with diabetes or those at risk of developing the disease, Esperanza takes a comprehensive, team based approach to provide specialized care for each patient. We provide intensive diabetes management by pairing Esperanza’s dietitian, who is certified in diabetes care, with each patient’s personal clinician during “Diabetes Days.” In addition, patients with diabetes are encouraged to participate in a series of diabetes classes, which are also available in Spanish.

For more information, please contact:
Christina Chong, RD, LDN, CDE
215-831-1100, ext. 213

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ReACH Coalition Community Activities

ReACH is a coalition among Esperanza Health Center, One Hope Community Church, Ayuda Community Center, and Casa de Consejeria. Our aim is to provide ongoing activities for the whole family to strengthen the lives of children, youth, and adults for a more resilient drug-free community.

For more information, please contact:
Rachel Kim, MA, Director of Community Health and Wellness
215-302-3600, ext. 323

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