Good afternoon everyone!  As we are all working together do our part in keeping our community safe and healthy, FISH would like to be able to keep our network updated on services being offered and if you have needs that can be met to help facilitate your outreach.  We will be sending a daily update to our network in hopes this aids in communication and meeting needs.  Please let us know what services you are offering and the help you are needing.

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Dear Together WE CAN Community,

The first full week of October was Mental Health Awareness Week. According to a recent poll cited by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 8 in 10 Americans say that COVID-19 has impacted their mental health, with many being unable to get the help they need. If you are struggling with mental health challenges this season, you are not alone. Now more than ever, as we head into colder months and continued uncertainty, it is important to reach out and stay connected with each other and our community.

This e-source focuses on what we know works in preventing child abuse and neglect: the Strengthening Families Approach. It is based on engaging families, programs, and communities in building five key protective factors. Below are some tips, tools, and resources you can use to build these protective factors in your home and community.

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Hope for the Holidays is more than a holiday gift program. We turn the holidays into an opportunity for the community to connect with families the gift of hope. Esperanza-CAP connects families in need with donors and provides resources to families that help pave the way to long-term stability.

In light of COVID-19 we are making modifications to the program to ensure the safety of our donors, families, and staff. We have detailed these changes in the attached letter, but one thing remains the same, our children and families will need your support now more than ever.

Help make sure that ALL young people get at least one great, exciting gift this year by donating to our Hope for the Holiday program.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Gracias, make it a great day!

Mary Hernandez

Community Project Coordinator

Office 651- 322-3544

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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