Event offers help for families in transition

Community Family Day is 10 a.m. today

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Community Family Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Community Church, 2301 Montgomery Drive.

The event is for residents of Wilson County and surrounding areas and will feature community resources for children and families in transition. Parents and children alike will have an opportunity to meet local agencies and organizations about child care, housing resources, career readiness, nutrition and education while having family fun.

The event is made possible through the grant recipient program Project CATCH — Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless. Project CATCH is a program based in Wake County at The Salvation Army.

As a recipient of the Early Childhood Initiative grant through the Division of Child Development and Early Education, a division of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services, this collaborative works with counties throughout the state of North Carolina to host community events to inform families and children in transition about available resources.

In addition to collaborating with Wilson, similar events have been held in Guilford, Transylvania, Columbus, Lee and Wake counties.

Project CATCH coordinator Shakeda Muldrow expressed excitement about this weekend’s Community Family Day as she is a native of Wilson County.

Food will be provided in addition to raffle prizes and musical entertainment.

Agencies and programs present will include the Wilson County Department of Social Services, Eastpointe Housing, Faith Connections, the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson, Save-A-Youth, The New Me-Next Chapter, Police Athletic League, Imagination Station, Wilson County Public Library, Nash Edgecombe Economic Development /Head Start, Smart Start and Young Ladies Living Out Loud.

Project CATCH, a program of The Salvation Army founded in 2011, is a collaborative case management model that provides youth focused services to children 18 and under experiencing homelessness.