We are having a series of open houses in late 2022 and early 2023! Our next one is a Seed Swap on Saturday, Feb 11, event details here.

Our first open house was on December 3rd. Documentation and more information on the event page.

People’s Health Sanctuary (PHS) is a community-led mutual aid health initiative, based in North Central Troy.  Our theory of change is based in racial and transformative justice to create a liberatory model of community health care for all.  We are located on the second floor of the NATURE Lab building, within The Sanctuary for Independent Media campus, embedded in the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people.  Our goal is to establish a central space to share health skills, provide basic integrative care, and explore ways to build networks of communal health.  The PHS is a space for gathering, sharing food, moving your body, working through grief, cultivating a sense of safety, and embodying a culture of care.  We know deep in our bones, just as our ancestors did, that our individual and collective health are inseparable. 

With the coming decades of radical change upon us, we propose less answers and more questions for how to reimagine a way of being that fosters health instead of a disease driven medical system.  We begin by finding each other.  We welcome you, and as the Zapatistas invite us, let us “walk together while questioning”.

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Learn more about our influences, and explore community health resources on our Resources and Influences page.

Past Events

03 December 2022

Where: NATURE Lab 2nd floor, 3319 6th Avenue It is with great joy that we would like to announce the opening of the People's Health Sanctuary! It has been a […]

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05 May 2021

Twenty-five years after its release, Witness to the Future’s focus on so-called "ordinary” citizens turned environmental activists has more relevance than ever before! Here's an interview with producer Branda Miller […]

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30 April 2021

This event is over but, thanks to the magic of Sanctuary TV, you can watch the video here.  The Zoom chat window is here. In October 2020, the Albany Times […]

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