To offer the public a chance to see and hear about the services it offers to children and families in the community, Chatham-Kent Children’s Services (CKCS) is hosting an open house Oct. 18.
As a multi-service child protection, children’s mental health and development agency, CKCS has several supportive programs, services and resources available for families. According to Sally Reaume, supervisor of Children’s Mental Health, the agency simply wants to give the public a chance to meet program staff and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere where they can learn about all the free services and resources offered to help children and strengthen families.
“We want the public to see our agency as welcoming and make them aware of our free services and the support and resources we offer,” Reaume explained.
At the afternoon open house Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., community partners are invited to attend to find out more about what the agency offers for families, with apple cider, cookies and door prizes.
The evening open house runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and families are welcome with fun activities for the kids, including apple cider, popcorn, pumpkins and door prizes, as well as a Mindful Yoga exercise. Parents are encouraged to ask questions, explore the building and learn more.
“We are happy to invite the community to join us at our open house to meet with our teams, see our building and learn more about the services and supports we have to offer. We look forward to building relationships with the community to be responsive to the needs of children, youth and families of Chatham-Kent,” said CKCS executive director Teri Thomas-Vanos.
The agency is located at 495 Grand Ave. W. in Chatham. For more information, call 519-352-0440.