Healthy Eating And Living (H.E.A.L)

Community Development and the Church for All People recognize that wellness is both physical and spiritual.  A variety of programs are offered to the community in an effort to promote healthy living.

HEAL (Healthy Eating & Living Initiative)  is a program designed to accompany individuals as they set goals and create action plans to improve their health.

Change a Life. Become a HEAL Coach!
Sign up by calling our office at 614-445-7342.

Fresh Market

We provide weekly opportunities for participants to shop for healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables.

Fresh Market Hours

Tuesdays – Friday  11:00-5:00

Saturday  9:00-1:00

For questions regarding sign up contact the office at 614-445-7342 or contact Erin West at 614-445-7342, ext. 34. 

HEAL Classes

HEAL Coaches

The HEAL program seeks to interconnect many of the healthy living activities that are currently being offered to low and moderate income South Side residents.  Benefits of the program include developing a relationship with a peer health coach and shopping in a fresh foods market.

Volunteers interested in becoming a HEAL Coach can learn more by contacting HEAL Coordinator Gary Stevens, at or 614-445-7342 x 41.

Community Gardens

CD4AP manages two community gardens including the South Side Settlement Garden and the Mike Dyle Community Garden which is situated on a double lot on Wager Street a few blocks from the CD4AP.

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in groups tending to the gardens.  For further information please contact Church and Community Worker Margaret Madison at or 614-445-7342 x11.

Bikes for All People (B4AP)

Bikes for All People (B4AP) brings together people from different backgrounds and a shared passion for riding bicycles together to build community. Join us at 934Parsons Ave to get bike maintenance, advice, and camaraderie, and  to share together in creating of the front porch to the Kingdom of God.

More information here!

Couch Potato Workout

The Governor (Gregg Peerson), a trained fitness instructor, conducts a chair workout Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 in the Free Store waiting room.  No special equipment is required and the exercises can be done by anyone of any ability level.  Just show up and join in!

Mount Carmel Health Station

Thursdays, 8-4 pm

In a partnership with Mount Carmel Health, the health station provides primary medical treatment from a medical doctor and nurse practitioner, including health screenings, wellness care and prevention. While most insurance is accepted, if you are uninsured are concerned about your ability to pay, a financial counselor is present during Health Station hours. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Should you need care beyond that provided by the Health Station, any care provided through Mount Carmel systems continues to be provided under these same terms.

In addition, a nurse is available on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. to offer free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings at the Free Store.

To make an appointment or find out more, call 614-445-6275.


  • Community Gardens: From spring to fall participants are encouraged to work in one of CD4AP’s gardens and enjoy the fruits of their works. More information
  • Cooking Classes & Demonstrations: Participants are invited to be a part of classes to learn healthy ways to cook and try different foods.
  • Nutrition/ Health Education: Classes are available on a variety of health and nutrition topics.
  • Physical Activity: Participants are encouraged to join walking clubs, exercise or find other ways to become more active.
  • Spiritual Health: Holistic health includes body, mind, and spirit. Coaches  accompany those who desire support for the spiritual journey.
  • Community Meals: Participants enjoy healthy food, share their stories and encourage each other.
  • Preventative Health Care: Every person is encouraged to receive regular medical and dental care.
  • Additional Support Groups:
    Narcotics Anonymous: Fridays, 5:00 p.m.
    Downstairs conference room

HEAL’s Impact:

“I have lost 10 lbs with the help of my coach, and my sugar is down too!’

“The support, education, resources and spiritual connections as well as the structure were very helpful.”

“My coach listened to me and allowed me to talk out issues and think about solutions.”

“This is an excellent, holistic program that is custom designed by and for each participant”