Hispanic Outreach a huge success

Beyond Abuse received a grant from Eaton Corporation to support our efforts to increase awareness of the services that we offer to the Hispanic community.  The grant allowed us to translate agency flyers, brochures, forms…. into Spanish, have them printed and then sponsor outreach events to provide this information.  Due to our ongoing working relationship with La Puerta de Esperanza , we knew that they offered a free soccer camp to Hispanic children each summer.  This camp is provided by the coaches/staff of our local Toros soccer organization. Outreach staff, headed by Charlotte Ehney and supported by Brandon Platt and Jennifer Azzarano,  coordinated with these two groups and asked if we could somehow be a part of the current event instead of trying to create a separate event.  Hence, the idea for us to host a Family Fun Day at the conclusion of the camp.   We had a great turnout with about 140 people. The children demonstrated their soccer skills while enjoying other fun activities.  see pictures below.   Other non profit agencies,  Community Initiatives and Healthy Learners, joined in as well to share information about their services. Self Regional’s Mobile Health unit as well as Greenwood City Fire Department and the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Dept drug dog were also on site and joined in the fun.  This is a great example of how our  supporting agencies partner here in Greenwood.  A big thanks to everyone for  making this event a huge success!

balloon toss with Sheriff's office Community InitiativesFire Dept Jumping jax La PuertaLaw Enforcement soccer demo winner soccer demoT W Boones volunteers

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