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Voices From the Field: Toward Health and Wholeness

National Mission Institutions Champion Mental and Emotional Well-Being

Join us for a live event via Zoom on Tuesday, May 14, at 4:00 pm ET.

National Mission Institutions continue to respond to needs in their communities by expanding mental health services, particularly for youth and families. Both Cunningham Children’s Home and AK Child & Family engage in work that disrupts the school-to-prison pipeline by providing therapeutic social-emotional support for children and their families that are at immediate risk of entering the juvenile justice system.

You are invited to hear from representatives of Cunningham Children’s Home in Illinois and AK Child & Family in Alaska about their growing mental health services for youth and families—from residential care to community-based programs. Learn how trauma-informed approaches grounded in spiritual care are giving youth and families hope for the future, and how the financial gifts of United Women in Faith help make this happen.

Guest Speakers:

Kelli Williams
Director of Spiritual Life, AK Child & Family in Anchorage, Alaska
Brooke Watson
Associate Director of Advancement at Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana, Illinois
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which was founded in 1949 by Mental Health America to educate the public about mental illness and alleviate the stigma by demonstrating the impact on the well-being of children, families, and communities.

Don’t miss this Voices From the Field virtual event and the opportunity to engage and connect with United Women in Faith. Learn about the challenges of mental health issues among youth and families, and how we as an organization can support the initiatives to provide services to meet those challenges.

An optional breakout session will follow the one-hour program.

Click here to register.

The quarterly Voices From the Field events feature leaders sharing their work and life stories, daily challenges, hopes, and dreams. This conversation series highlights United Women in Faith initiatives supported by Mission Giving — initiatives that significantly improve the lives of women, children, and youth — down the block and around the world. 

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