Staff from diverse agencies spent Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 building trust & reaching out to 200 people in the Hispanic Guatemalan community at St. John Fisher Church.
The event was held at the church after services with each agency representative visiting every table to provide information & awareness of the various services, to deepen connections & built stronger relationships.
Through small group discussions, the immigrant community received some face to face time in a congenial environment learning about services and their rights. On hand to share information were Mayor Jeri Mouio, Palm Beach County Victim Services & Certified Rape Crisis Center, West Palm Beach Police Department, Center for Independent Living Options/CILO, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse/AVDA, El Sol, Catholic Charities, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Honorary Consul of Guatemala in Palm Beach County, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Boys & Girls Club, Rybovich Yacht Builders & the West Palm Beach Police Dept. Explorers & Cadets.
There was food in abundance, toys for the children, some raffle prizes & most importantly, solid outreach achieved through one on one connections.