A Program That Women Don’t Know About, But Should

When I first went there I thought to myself “Why didn’t you do this sooner. You’re such an idiot.”

The Initiative for Women with Disabilities, also known as IWD is located at 17th and Lexington and 2nd Avenue. It is a part of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and is located on the 5th floor. It offers health and wellness services for women with physical disabilities. It has been around for ten years.

Suzette Morgan is 24 years-old. She lives in Elmont, Long Island.  As an Executive Assistant she provides administrative support to the Director of IWD, Judith Goldberg, as well as to the clients and departmental staff.

Suzette Morgan, Executive Assistant

Morgan says “I love my job. I love seeing the smiles on the women’s faces. I love helping people.”

When it comes to describing the IWD Morgan says “I think it’s a very good program. There’s nothing like it out there. We’re a one of a kind center. When people find us; the joy that it brings to them because they have been searching for something like this forever and can’t find it.”

Morgan thinks that there should be more programs like this because there are many people out there who are looking for those services.

The wellness services they offer include: Acupuncture, Reiki, Nutrition, and Message (which I absolutely must try!) and Reflexology (I have to say from experience; it is awesome!).

The medical services they offer include: Gynecology, Mind Body Physical Therapy, and Primary Care.

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about IWD or want to join you can contact them at: The Initiative for Women with Disabilities
Elly & Steve Hammerman Health and Wellness Center

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
301 East 17th Street, Suite 551
New York, NY 10003 Telephone: (212) 598-6429
Fax: (212) 598-6512
Email: iwd@nyumc.org





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