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IHC COLLECTING HOUSEHOLD ITEMS FOR WOMEN STARTING NEW LIVES

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The Women's Centers of Intermountain Health Care are collecting mops, brooms, linen, dishes and other household essentials for local women starting new lives - a result of Marillac House.

The house, a shelter for homeless women and their children, helps women find new homes and jobs to support themselves and their families.On Monday, July 9, representatives of the women's centers will deliver about 20 household starter kits for distribution to residents as they leave and establish a new home.

Additionally, the centers provide a variety of health-care education services, such as classes, videos, brochures and other materials to Marillac House residents.

"Many women don't fully understand proper health care and nutrition and have not had access to medical services in years," said Paula Thacker, director of the Women's Center at Alta View Hospital, who conducts weekly health-care classes at Marillac House. "We want to help them gain a better understanding of health care and develop good habits that will benefit themselves and their children."