Finding Help, Finding Hope

Miami Gardens highlights Children’s Mental Health Awareness

The struggles a child with mental health issues face daily can become the struggles of his or her parents, caregivers, teachers, siblings, grandparents and friends. But there is hope – and help – for every child. That the goal for the Miami Gardens, has the city gets set to host  Finding Help Finding Hope fair, on Saturday, May 7th at the Youth & Family Center.

 In honor of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, the event seeks to provide information for Miami Gardens residents on all the available resources and support for childhood mental health. Federation of Families Miami-Dade Chapter and local partner organizations will provide information to families and youth on behavioral health, as well as provide free health screenings. Plus, there will be music and fun activities for the whole family.

The event will also be composed of booths from different agencies across Miami-Dade County, including: Switchboard of Miami, Catalyst Miami, North Dade Youth and Family Coalition, Fresh Start of Miami Dade, UF IFAS Extension, and Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Florida DMV Licensing On Wheels, Live Healthy Miami Gardens.

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By providing open access to all the local organizations available for support, Finding Help, Find Hope also hope to break the silence surround mental health, particularly for children. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is a day for everyone to promote positive youth development, resilience, recovery, and the transformation of mental health services delivery for children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families.

For more information, call at (786) 802-3448 or send an email at info@fofmiami.org.


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