Monroe, LA – Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) announces its partnership with the Junior League of Monroe to host “A Day of Service” event on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Pecanland Mall in Monroe at 11 a.m until 4 p.m. The “A Day of Service” event will offer children and adults games, activities, and educational resources.
The “A Day of Service” event is an initiative that aims to bring together behavioral and primary health resources, services, and information from NEDHSA and other community organizations, volunteers, and individuals who seek to improve population health in Ouachita Parish.
NEDHSA Executive Director Dr. Monteic A. Sizer said this partnership helps the agency continue “meeting vulnerable people where they are.”
“We are intentional about our regional community engagement work,” Dr. Sizer said. “Our work is based on empathy, understanding, shared respect, and earned trust,” Dr. Sizer said. “We are after real outcomes for vulnerable people and communities. Population health transformation occurs when people trust you to help them solve problems. We intend to be problem solvers.”
Families and children can learn and play through various family-friendly and child-friendly games and educational activities at this event. NEDHSA’s Integrated Behavioral Health Services, Peer Support Services, Developmental Disabilities Services, and Prevention & Wellness Services will also be on-site.
The Junior of League of Monroe President Melinda Minniefield said, “NEDHSA’s unwavering vision and focus on creating a healthier and more prosperous future align perfectly with the mission of The Junior League of Monroe.”
“Comprising women from all walks of life, The Junior League of Monroe has consistently served as catalysts for positive transformation in communities throughout Northeast Louisiana,” Minniefield said. “This collaboration with NEDHSA signifies a powerful alliance, uniting two organizations that share a passion for empowering those in need.”
As an organization deeply committed to community impact, The Junior League of Monroe has identified women and children at risk as a critical issue in the region. Through its dedicated efforts, The Junior League of Monroe aims to provide support, resources, and opportunities for vulnerable women and children, helping them overcome challenges and thrive. Furthermore, our commitment to health education and educational initiatives aligns seamlessly with the Northeast Delta Health and Human Services Authority’s goals.
The Pecanland Mall, a central hub of activity in Monroe, will provide an ideal venue for this impactful event. Its central location and ample space ensure accessibility for all participants, while the vibrant atmosphere of the mall will create a sense of unity and community engagement throughout the day.
Minniefield added: “The upcoming free day of service is a testament to both organizations’ shared values and dedication. It will serve as a platform for community members to access essential services, resources, and educational opportunities that can positively transform their lives.”
Dr. Sizer added: “Just like our agency’s vision statement and phoenix logo, we intend to help create an environment where dreams are realized, families are strong, bodies are healthy, community institutions are thriving, and spirits are renewed.”
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