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Miquel A. Powell Youth summer camp closes out its second year in Rochester

The Miquel A. Powell Youth Summer Camp at Scio Street, now in it’s second year, started in response to gun violence in Rochester and addresses topics ranging from conflict resolution, nutrition, local Black history, and more. The Health Foundation is proud to partner with Miquel and The Reentry & Community Development Center as part of our Racial Health Equity work.

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Now is Time to Address Child Mental Health Crisis

Watching your 13-year old child struggle with anxiety and depression is heartbreaking for any parent. Even before the pandemic, our family spent hours running from numerous mental health appointments to psychiatric emergency rooms, trying desperately to get my daughter the help she needed. Unfortunately, like countless children across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on my child’s mental health. Sadly, she is not alone.

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City Fire Department Embraces Role as PAARI Location

More than ever, people struggling with substance use disorder need to know there are places they can go for immediate help – free of judgment and criminal implications. That’s why Genesee County’s Public Safety Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative locations are so important. This month marks the second anniversary of the opening of the PAARI site at the City of Batavia Fire Department – a significant event as the department is the first from New York State to participate in PAARI and one of only a few fire companies in a network of more than 600 police and public safety agencies in 34 states.

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