The program has been very busy this summer. We held an event on Saturday, July 22, 2017 for families to be enlightened and empowered through resources that would help families become closer with another as well as creating dialog and conversation. We had speakers that presented information in various components to reach the families. Our speakers included: Dr. Gloria Cox- retired educator from Peoria Public Schools & Associate Pastor from New Life Christian Church; Tiffany Mack-LCPC from the Antioch Group; Marilyn Giles-DCFS, retired director; Devon McFadden-Hawks, Asst. Principal, Peoria Public Schools; Paul Frizzell-Manager, Sam’s Club; Lawson Giles-CPA, Lawson Tax & Accounting; Bishop Harold Dawson, Jr.-Pastor, New Life Christian Church; Robbie Criss-Youth Director, Dream Center; Albert Purham, Judge, Judicial Court; and Brenda Green, OSF Healthcare.
The topics included: What defines a family?
Dr. Gloria Cox- Why are families emotionally broken?
Tiffany Mack- Why don’t families seek clinical care?
Bishop Harold Dawson, Jr.- Why are families spiritually broken?
Devon Hawks- Ways to make education stimulating to families.
Marilyn Giles- How does DCFS impact families?
Albert Purham/Robbie Criss- How does the legal system impact families?
Lawson Giles- Why don’t families have a financial plan?
Sam’s Club – How does employment impact families?
OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center- Why don’t families seek regular medical care?