Amazing news!

Baby Owen gets to go home today!! Owen and his amazing and strong parents Chris and Chelsea have been in Roseville and UCSF ICU’s working on getting his heart strong enough to go home for 6 weeks since he was born. After lots of trying days and a big surgery, Owen is strong and healthy enough to go home! We are so excited for them and can’t wait to meet this awesome little guy.

People reaching out

Sol starts his counseling internship next week at People Reaching Out in Sacramento. He will be conducting individual and group counseling sessions for at-risk youth and their families. He is excited and nervous to start putting some of the awesome skills he has been acquiring into action.

People Reaching Out (PRO) is a community-based nonprofit. PRO was formed in 1981 in direct response to a critical lack of resources to deal with youth substance use and violence. Since its inception, PRO has refined and expanded its programs to reflect “state of the art” prevention strategies and addresses the many influences that put youth at risk. The goal is to promote a healthy community by empowering youth to make healthy choices, strengthening families to guide their children away from drugs and violence, and forming effective partnerships working together to build a strong community.

Approximately 3,000 youth and families are served through People Reaching Out’s comprehensive programs each year and another 10,000 are reached through outreach efforts (community events, newsletters and volunteer recruitment). PRO’s programs raise community awareness and promote civic participation. Each year, over 1,000 adult and youth volunteers contribute more than 30,000 hours of service supporting PRO’s programs.

Check out their website at: http://peoplereachingout.org/index.html