NEW ORLEANS, LA – Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) in partnership with St. Bernard parish, will host MHSD Family Day on Saturday, August 12 at 11am. This FREE, outdoor event will take place at the Aycock Barn located at 409 Aycock St., Arabi, LA. MHSD invites families from across the tri-parish area to participate in this event promoting family and community support to citizens in need. “MHSD Family Day gives us the opportunity to bring residents and community partners together in a fun way, to raise awareness about some serious issues related to mental illness, addiction and disabilities that affect our families daily,” says Executive and Medical Director, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham. She added, “We hope this event strengthens families and encourages residents in need to depend on MHSD to help them or their loved ones get back on track.”
Local artists, including world-renowned violinist Michael Ward, singer Sharon Martin and music group Big Al and the Heavyweights, will provide entertainment. Partnering agencies will be available with resources, including a school supply table just in time for the new school year. The event will feature food from local vendors and plenty of family fun activities, including a rock-climbing wall and face painting.
Metropolitan Human Services District is the local lead agency for mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual/development disability services. MHSD provides community-based services for all ages in Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes through agency clinics and community partners. State and Federal funding are the primary resources for MHSD. For more information, visit www.mhsdla.org or call 504-568-3130.
Download the MHSD Family Day 2017 Flyer