Healthworks at Codman (HWC) is the only nonprofit fitness center for women and children in Dorchester. The mission of Healthworks at Codman is to provide high-quality fitness opportunities for women and children in Boston’s low-income communities to prevent and treat life-style related chronic illness and promote overall health and well-being. Established through a partnership between the Healthworks Foundation and the Codman Square Health Center, HWC works directly with area health centers to expand positive health outcomes.
Through the 2010 SnowBall, SCA supported HWC’s Physi-kids program aimed at helping 50 children in the urban community of Dorcester. This funding will be used to purchase snacks that will teach the children, ages 7-12, about how to make healthy and sustaining food and lifestyle choices.