By: Callie Vincent
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During the month of May, the Woodlake Family Resource Center educates the public and raises awareness for those who struggle with mental illness, as well as their families.
The Children’s Art Exhibit will be held on May 12th, from 11am to 1pm right after the Woodlake Rodeo Parade is finished. The Family Resource Center will open gates for folks to come and visit! This event will be held at the new Woodlake City Plaza across the street from the park.
The Family Resource Center has 25 providers that will be presenting and outreaching for their agency and program. There will also be door prizes for children, and art will be displayed from all school aged children, representing what a happy and healthy family is to them. Some artwork displayed by clients of mental health will represent their own interpretation of receiving mental health treatment. Live entertainment and door prizes will also be at this FREE EVENT. It will be a day of celebration and awareness for mental health.
This community event is also a great opportunity for student’s to get Community Service Hours done! Help would be much appreciated. If interested, contact counseling for more information.
Recently the Woodlake Family Resource Center also held an event called Blue Ribbon Day where Child Abuse Prevention was celebrated for the month of April. It was held on April 12th with a great turn out from the community of Woodlake. Raffles, ice cream, photo booths, and a lot music were enjoyed at this free event. Every individual who attended Blue Ribbon Day played a role in creating a safe, stable and nurturing environment that is central to the great childhoods that all children deserve.
Thank you to the Woodlake Family Resource Center for all their hard work on making our small community of Woodlake a safe and happy place for everyone. They are located on 168 Valencia Blvd Woodlake, California 93286 and can be contacted at (559) 564-5212.