Young N Healthy


Story of the Month

  • March Story of the Month

    Dental Care Takes Care of More Than Teeth Ten-year-old Simone and 12-year-old Tim, brothers, were recent patients at our Mobile Dental Clinic. Dental work can be stressful for any child and by day four of his care, Simone was growing weary and nervous. Because the USC Dental team wanted this to be a positive experience […]

    Read More
  • February Story of the Month

    Simplicity Wins Again  Young & Healthy was created with a very simple and uncomplicated concept: Neighbors helping Neighbors. While health care reform is complicated and confusing, simple kindness never is. Zachary squints at the back of his classroom and his teacher notices. The teacher, in turn, sends him to the school nurse who does a […]

    Read More
  • January Story of the Month

    When Facebook Makes Your Day I’ll admit, I am a latecomer to the world of Facebook. Now that I am a regular user, I can see its real value as a communication tool. But the other day, a posting from a friend made my heart do a little dance. Sue had come to one of […]

    Read More
  • December Story of the Month

    Sixteen-year-old Ruby was living on the streets in Las Vegas with her mom. Luckily, her Pasadena grandma learned of her awful plight and rescued Ruby. With food, shelter and safety now in place Grandma began assessing a myriad of needs and challenges she faced with Ruby. She got Ruby enrolled in high school and stopped […]

    Read More
  • October Story of the Month

    The ingenuity at work… A mom and her teenage daughter came to our office not long ago. Fifteen-year-old Jackie was having a lot of trouble at school. It seems she could not read the print in her text books and was even having trouble seeing the whiteboard in her classrooms. Jackie seemed embarrassed but her […]

    Read More
  • Story of the Month – Information is Power

    I happened to be waiting for a meeting in the reception area of an emergency room the other day when a young mother approached the triage desk with her glassy–eyed blankie–clutching adorable daughter in tow. She had that “my child is sick and I don’t know what to do” tone in her voice. We hear […]

    Read More
  • Story of the Month-The Tzedakah Box

    Adriane grew up hearing many stories about her Depression-era grandmother. One such story involved a fence, a bowl of soup and some dignity. Unemployed men would knock on her Nana’s door offering to do odd jobs in exchange for a meal. Nana had a fence that needed fixing. The fence was mended, a bowl of […]

    Read More
  • Resiliency

    Resiliency I am always amazed (and impressed) by the kids who, in spite of the odds against them, rise up and face each day with optimism. You’ve all seen a little one with a patch on one eye. Patrick needed one when he was little, but he lacked access to health care and now he […]

    Read More
  • Such An Easy Fix!

    A Pasadena teacher contacted Families in Transition, a support program for homeless children in our school district. In addition to all the complications of being a homeless 5th grader, Albert had a toothache. One call to Young & Healthy and we were able to get him a dental appointment the same day we received his […]

    Read More
  • A New Twist On Yard Sales

    I’ve had yard sales and taught my kids about redeeming cans and bottles…to teach them the value of work, earning money and how to save for something you really want. Their health never entered into the equation. Not for Rosalee. Rosalee works full time and knows without a doubt that her son needs health insurance. […]

    Read More
  • Facebook
  • YouTube