Women’s History Month 2024 - Delco Women Making History

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Updated: March 13, 2024

March is Women’s History Month, and in recognition, the Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) is excited to highlight some of the women across Delaware County who have brought public health to the forefront! During March, we will highlight women or organizations led by women, who have dedicated their time to improving the health of their community by bringing much-needed resources and programs to our residents.

Tomorrow’s history is being made today.

Harry's Hands to Help and Heal

Helping Hands Pic In October 2020, the Babe family lost Harry Babe Jr. to suicide, Harry was a husband, father, and grandfather. Jen Babe, Harry’s wife, knew that this loss could not be in vain and that a mental health conversation needed to start somewhere. Jen and her daughters decided to provide a haven for those conversations to happen. With this team of all women, Harry’s Hands to Help and Heal (Harry’s Hands) was started.

Harry’s Hands is a non-profit organization that offers a food, clothing, and pet supply pantry to those in need in Ridley Township. However, their true mission is to bring mental health awareness and resources to those who may not know where to turn. A major barrier to receiving assistance with mental health is the stigma, Harry’s Hands holds a monthly adult peer support group where people suffering from mental health issues or who just feel the need for someone to talk to can gather and feel safe to express themselves. Harry’s Hands can also be found at annual community events such as the Halloween Trunk or Treat, Annual Car Show, Easter Egg Hunt, and many more.

The leadership of Harry's Hands is comprised entirely of dedicated women who are making an impact in their community each and every day. Their commitment and emphasis on mental health is truly commendable. Their compassionate support groups provide hope and healing to individuals facing difficult challenges. Through their collective efforts, Harry's Hands for Help and Heal exemplifies the power of empathy and community, serving as a beacon of hope for those navigating hard times. DCHD is excited to see how this all-star, all-female team will continue to grow and bring much-needed mental health services to the Delaware County Community.

For more information about Harry’s Hands to Help and Heal visit: https://harryshands.com/

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