Mums, pansies, juniper and rose bushes were planted at Creighton Court on Saturday. The flowers represent a new partnership between Creighton Court residents, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital.
From the article at the RTD:
During the next year, Richmond Community Hospital (located blocks from Creighton) will offer programs in Creighton Court, such as a breast-cancer program Saturday presented with volunteers from Sisters Network Inc., a breast-cancer-support network for black women. Other programs will focus on heart disease and colon cancer, but the exchange will not be limited to health topics.
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Creighton Court, like all RRHA-run housing, provides homes for people at the low end of the economic scale. Creighton houses roughly 1,397 residents, including 765 children, in about 532 apartment units, according to RRHA data. The average household income is $8,425, well below the city median income of about $31,121.
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Most of Creighton’s households about 472 — are headed by women. About one in five households rely on public assistance as the major source of income, while about a third of families rely on Social Security income.
The online version has a photogrpah captioned “Wendell Mahan, hospital-services representative with Richmond Community Hospital, helped Tabitha Cobbs, 12, a Creighton Court resident, plant flowers in front of the housing complex on Saturday.”