FunTimes Family Community DayAug 29, 2023 04:00PM ● By FunTimes Staff
The Spirit News community newpaper and ABC6 in Philadelphia came out to cover Family Community Day on Saturday in West Philadelphia and reporter Beccah Hendrickson did a stellar job of capturing all of the lively activities, whch inclued a bounce house for the kids, school supplies giveawys, community resource information, games, free food, live African percussion and reggae music of Urban Shamans Productions. FunTimes hosted a table to raise awareness about mental-health services. FunTimes teamed up with the offices of Pennsylvania State Rep. Joanna McClinton and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier to host this free community event, or “block party,” to raise awareness about critical life-saving mental health resources and services that are available through the new 988 national crisis hotline.
FunTimes is committed to promoting wellness in communities of color, which are at higher risk and where the growing mental-health crisis hits hardest. The key message is that Hope has a number: 988 through a community-based 988 crisis helpline.
News Coverage from ABC6