The newest Morris Heights Health Center location is at 1095 Flatbush Ave. Photo by Larisa Karr.

BROOKLYN — When Winnie Deshommes arrived in Flatbush from Haiti, she was grieving and unsure what to do about her health. 

Back home, she had suffered two miscarriages. Now in a new country, she was barely able to navigate around because of the language barrier to seek information about what had happened to her. Then, she found the newly-opened Morris Heights Health Clinic (MHHC) on Flatbush Ave.

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Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. She is also a recipient of a 2021 DBEI Fellowship by Investigative Reporters & Editors. Larisa can be reached by email at or on Twitter @larisakarr.