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Material and Programs sponsored by Orange County Dept of Health HDI Grant

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Health Disparities Initiative -Funded by Orange County Dept. Of Health

Funding for the Health Disparities Initiative was gernerously funded by the Orange County Department of Health

HDI is a 3 year grant focused on improving the health of City of Newburgh residents. OC DOH contracted with Community Voices Heard and Catholic Charities to host a series of community listening sessions. The three areas of most concern to residents centered around housing, transportation and mental health.  The library received  generous funding for the these materials that are available for checkout  with your library card. 

Mindfulness for Teens - sponsored by HDI

Omnigraphic Sourcebooks

Mental Health Resources

DVDs from New Day Films

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

Mind/Game’s portrait of “the female Michael Jordan,” from troubled family life to basketball superstardom, reveals a long-hidden battle with mental illness.  But even as Holdsclaw begins to embrace her emotional challenges and emerge as an outspoken mental health advocate, she encounters new obstacles to her own recovery.  Narrated by Glenn Close.


Not In My Neighborhood

From colonization to gentrification, Not in My Neighbourhood tells the intergenerational stories of ordinary citizens fighting for their right to the city in Cape Town, New York, and São Paulo.

Holding Ground - Rebirth of Dudley Street

Holding Ground is at once a cautionary tale of urban policies gone wrong and a message of hope for all American cities. In 1985, African-American, Latino, Cape Verdean, and European-American residents in Roxbury, MA united to revitalize their community. 

Streets of Dreams

Streets of Dreams presents inspiring portraits of grassroots activists in communities of color who are using a community land trust to preserve affordable housing and promote development without the displacement of longtime residents.

Gaining Ground- Building Community on Dudley Street

Foreclosures. Unemployment. Childhood poverty. All these problems have hit American cities hard since the Great Recession. Gaining Ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds.

Daddy Don't Go

Captured over two years, “Daddy Don’t Go” is a feature length documentary about four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they struggle to beat the odds and defy the deadbeat dad stereotype. 

Wrestling Ghosts

Wrestling Ghosts follows the epic inner journey of Kim, a young mother who, over two heart-breaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past to create a new present and future for her and her family.

Prodigal Sons


Prodigal Sons captures the complexities and uniqueness that families face such as mental illness, adoption, sibling relationships, death of a family member, gender identity, sexual orientation, and functionality in the community.

Urban Development Books

Graphic Novels As Medicine