We, Alliance for Children & Families, Inc. —through direct services, advocacy, education, prevention, intervention, supportive services, and the development and implementation of innovative and productive programming—are committed to empowering children, individuals and families to restore them to lives of stability, self-sufficiency and enhancement. We do this by treating all persons with dignity and respect, while embracing their diversity.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month was started in the United States in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization. Its purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with these conditions, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. One of the goals of Mental Health Awareness Month is to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
Each year there is a different theme, the theme of 2018’s Mental Health Month is Fitness #4Mind4Body. The focus is on increasing understanding of how the body’s various systems impact mental health based on recent research. From food and physical activity to the role of stress, there are many factors involved in personal wellness.
Facts about Mental Health Conditions:
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
- Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.
- Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.
News & Announcements
COMING IN MAY – Alliance Family Health Center
Alliance Family Health Center
1401 S. Arch Avenue
Alliance, OH 44601
Family/Practice/Urgent Care Phone: (330) 596-7581
Women’s Health Office Phone: (330) 596-7580
S.T.A.M.P. Parenting Classes
S.T.A.M.P. (Skills to Acquiring Mastery of Parenting) Classes are held every Wednesday from 4-5 pm at 110 W. Cambridge St. in Alliance. Reservations are required. Contact Case Manager, Alonie, at (330) 823-6008 or email her to sign up while spots are still available. Click to learn more about S.T.A.M.P
CPR & First Aid Classes
Alliance for Children and Families holds bi-monthly CPR & First Aid Classes. Call for a schedule of class dates and times. Classes fill quickly and spaces are limited. Contact ACF at (330) 821-6332,
Balance your diet, learn to meal plan and cook healthy food options! Call for a schedule of class dates and times. Contact ACF at (330) 821-6332 for questions or to register.
Financial Literacy Class Every Wednesday
Reservations are required for newly enrolled participants.
11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.