Events at Mt. Hope
Blue Jean Days - Going Casual for Kids!
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Mt. Hope Family Center is once again hosting Blue Jean Days to benefit families in Rochester struggling with abuse and neglect. We are asking companies to go "casual for kids" by giving their employees the chance to help prevent child abuse and wear blue jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation to Mt. Hope Family Center.
Companies that are unable to dress casually are hosting events like a brown bag lunch where employees donate what they would have spent eating out for lunch. University student groups will hold events around the area all month with proceeds benefitting Mt. Hope Family Center.
To host a Blue Jean Days in your business, contact the Center at 275-2991. Click our Support page to make a donation in the name of a child who holds a special place in your heart.
Moms Graduate from the
Building Healthy Children Program
Thirty young moms completed three successful years in the Building Healthy Children program and graduated on September 29, 2010 at the Danforth Recreation Center in Rochester. At the end of the ceremony, graduates were presented with gifts from their children.
Monroe County has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in New York State and teen families fact increased risks for child abuse, neglect, emotional difficulties, behavioral problems, and foster care placement.
The Building Healthy Children program seeks to stop those problems before they start. The program brings together medical talent from Strong Pediatrics, expertise in social work from the Society for Protection and Care of Children and evidence-based clinical therapy from Mt. Hope Family Center. Through a comprehensive approach, physicians, social workers and psychologists reach out to young mothers providing parenting education, parent-child attachment and maternal depression therapy, as well as food, housing and transportation support for three years.
The Monroe County Department of Human Services and The United Way of Greater Rochester fund Building Health Children.