PCHS EC Department co-sponsoring information event for parents, caregivers

The Polk County High School Exceptional Children’s Department and the Polk County Department of Health and Human Services will hold a Transition Fair on Friday at PCHS as part of #StandbymePolk anti-stigma Mental Health & Substance Mis-use Event.

The event runs from 4:30-6 p.m. and is designed to provide information to parents and caregivers about transition through high school, life after high school and connect directly with resource providers.

All attendees are then invited to attend a session from 6-7:30 p.m. with Tony Hoffman, a nationally recognized speaker who will talk about resilience, followed by a Naloxone training.

Key sponsors for the event include Vaya Health, Pavillion, St Luke’s Hospital, Kiwanis (Tryon NC Club) and Polk County HHSA’s Innovative Approaches. Through their support, child care and pizza will be provided, and prizes that include a large flat screen TV, Yeti cooler and a Solo Stove firepit will be awarded to event participants.

#StandbymePolk Vendors
Eleanor Health Foundation
Pisgah Legal
Alianza Hispana
Blue Ridge Community Health
Vaya Health
Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness
WithAll Congregation/ Free Clinic
Polk Transportation
Innovative Approaches
Pathways/ Family Preservation
RHA Prevention Resources
Life Span Psychology
Solid Foundations Counseling
Guiding Reins
St Luke’s Hospital
Polk Parks and Recreation
Steps to Hope
Love and Respect Community for Recovery and Wellness
NCDHHS Rehabilitation Counselor
NCDHHS Minority Outreach Coordinator
Thermal Belt Outreach
Blue Ridge Community College
Isothermal Community College
State Employees Credit Union
Hope Coalition
Youth Villages
Polk Health and Human Services Agency

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