Magnolia Project


Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural and social service needs.


The Magnolia Project is a special federally-funded Healthy Start initiative to improve the health and well-being of women during their childbearing years (15–44 years old) in zip codes 32202, 32204, 32206, 32208 and 32209. Our goal is to work with women to address risk factors (pregnancy intervals, nutrition issues, substance/alcohol abuse, psychosocial problems, family planning and other issues) that impact their health and may affect a future pregnancy. We are working to make women well and to reduce infant mortality. The Magnolia Project is implemented in the heart of the target community in Pearl Plaza, 5300 N. Pearl St., Jacksonville. It has been funded since 1999 by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health Resources & Services Administration.

Services Provided

Health education

The information you need to stay healthy is integrated into all of our services.

Clinical services

Clinical services include well-woman and prenatal care, family planning, STI treatment, primary care and free pregnancy tests. Women will special problems receive intensive case management to coordinate services across providers to meet their needs.

Community outreach

Outreach activities are targeted to at-risk African American pregnant and interconceptional women of childbearing age who reside in the Project target area. You can get involved in the Magnolia Project by joining the Community Council.

Community Referrals

Please complete the Magnolia Project referral form to refer a client for clinical or case management services. Fax one copy to 904-353-2131 and keep a second copy for your records.


Contact Information

Faye Johnson, Project Director
The Magnolia Project
5300 N. Pearl St. (Pearl Plaza)
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Office: 904.353.2130
Fax: 904.353.2131