As we get ready for the 2018 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, check out this 2017 event recap from our partner site, Flight2Freedom. We take part in the Flight2Freedom campaign along with many other communities in Texas for our awareness day event, which uses the butterfly to symbolize resiliency and transformation of mental health services.
To see the 2017 program, click here.
We're super-thrilled to announce our 2017 event sponsors so far: Cap City Kids, Better Beehive Project and Integral Care!
Monarch Sponsor ($500)
Cap City Kids: Cap City Kids' programs range from the fundamentals of the classroom and field trips to remedial academics on to guiding students through tragedy. Through leveraging collective resources, Cap City Kids is helping kids who just need a little lift over those ever-present hurdles between them and an education. According to metrics gathered by a local non-profit group named HousingWorks Austin, the number of homeless students in Austin ISD is rising sharply. By using district statistics, the non-profit has calculated that the number of students without a permanent address in AISD was 2,642 for the 2014-15 school year. This is an increase of 152 from 2013-2014's figure of 2,490, and a massive leap of 612 from 2012-2013's total of 2,030. This is an issue that as a community we should feel a responsibility towards and offer aid to these essential programs. What started ten years ago as a knee jerk response to a Hurricane Katrina, has so far lent a helping hand to over 10,000 deserving students.
Visit website: capcitykids.org
Mighty Morpher Sponsors ($250)
Better Beehive Project: Better Beehive Project reviews social, medical, education, products and technology, through the lens of accessibility, empowerment and inclusion of the disability/special needs community.
Visit website: betterbeehiveproject.com
Integral Care: Integral Care provides community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities services in Travis County, administering an annual budget of $72 million of local, state and federal funding at 46 physical facilities. In the last year, Integral Care served more than 26,000 individuals and families, offering numerous services and programs year-round. Individuals receiving services at Integral Care are often in dire need of care and have a single or combined diagnosis of developmental disabilities, persistent mental illnesses, and/or substance use.
Visit website: integralcare.org