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African-American Parent Cafe
The Kane County System of Care has partnered with Andrea Johnson-Williams to host a series of Parent Cafes for African American parents and caregivers.
“Parenting is not always easy, especially during these unpredictable times. Come engage in a great roundtable virtual conversation with other parents facing similar challenges in the current climate, daily struggles, and achievements around raising children.”
Dates: August 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st (you can join one, or all)
Registration is open on a first come first serve basis to Kane County residents (or parents who have children that receive mental health or support services in Kane County).
NAMI Youth Speak Webinar Series
There are three upcoming opportunities to get involved in nami's youth speak webinar series. if you or someone you know would be interested in getting involved, please contact Jrothman@nami.org
1. youth Speak Webinar topic: 2020 election and voting for mental healthLooking for young adults who are strong advocates and would be interested in sharing WHY they advocate on behalf of mental health.Will be willing to talk about how to get engaged, importance of registering to vote, why voting for mental health should be important to young people and sharing ways they can become advocates. MUST BE WILLING TO STAY NON-PARTISAN as part of our 501c3 status.
2. Youth Speak Webinar Topic: Young Adults Speak About Mental Health in the Black Community This is an opportunity where I’d like young adults that are black to come together and share with me what THEY think their community needs to hear about in terms of mental health and young adults. We would work together to decide on what will be discussed during this webinar.
3. Youth Speak Webinar Topic: Young People vs. Older Adults This is something that came up during the Youth Voices track during the virtual NAMI Convention. A 16 year old young man made a side comment about how older people (“Boomers” as he put it), don’t listen to young people and they’re hard to talk to. Many people then proceeded to get defensive in the chat about this comment, when they very much doing what the young man had mentioned – not listening and not thinking more about this criticism. I’d like 4-5 young adults who would be interested in talking with me about this topic and helping develop what this webinar will discuss and how they’ll provide tools for older adults to have better relationships with the young people in their lives.
Oswego Wellness Support Group for Teens
Oswego Wellness is now offering a Social Anxiety Group for Teens!
Every other Wednesday starting 7/29 from 4-5pm
Highlighting community organizations to help you stay connected!
MARIE WILKINSON FOOD PANTRY
The Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry is dedicated to meeting the hunger needs of individuals and families in Aurora and surrounding communities by educating, empowering and enlightening people to be self-sustainable through collaborations and partnerships.
They also have a Garden Harvest Weekend coming up on August 15th and 30th!
Come enjoy a delicious lunch featuring harvest from the garden. The two different events will benefit Food Rescue for Hunger Relief.
VNA HEALTH CARE
the vna provides high-quality, affordable health care. They offer free pregnancy testing, they help clients apply for Medicaid, and they have fantastic prenatal care! tHEY ALSO OFFER VACCINATIONS, SICK CARE, AND PHYSICALS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN.
tHERE IS GENERAL CARE AND CARE WHEN YOU ARE SICK. aLL AGES HAVE ACCESS TO DENTAL AND VISION CARE, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND LOW-COST PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THROUGH VNA.
tHEY ACCEPT PATIENTS WITH MEDICAID, MEDICARE, PRIVATE INSURANCE, OR NO INSURANCE AT ALL. iF YOU DON'T HAVE INSURANCE, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A DISCOUNT BASED ON INCOME AND FAMILY SIZE.