GENEVA—TriCity Family Services kicked off national Mental Health Awareness Month by having a day named in its honor.
In a joint proclamation, Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Mayor Kevin Burns of Geneva, and Mayor Don DeWitte of St. Charles named May 1st TriCity Family Services Day in perpetuity, to recognize national mental health awareness month and the impact that TriCity Family Services is having on the mental health needs of the local TriCity community.
Formally approved at each city council meeting in April, the proclamation was read and celebrated at the agency on May 1, with TriCity Family Services staff, board members and Alderman Dawn Vogelsberg of Geneva in attendance.
TriCity Family Services was commended for serving all ages and all income levels with high-quality, affordable, outpatient mental health services since its founding in 1967.
Alderman Vogelsberg thanked the staff for their compassion, dedication and accessibility to community residents in need.
The celebration of TriCity Family Services Day marks the beginning of the agency’s month-long activities to promote mental health awareness in the community. TriCity Family Services will have mental health displays in the Batavia and St. Charles public libraries; visit Batavia High School health classes; host an open house honoring retiring Family Services Division Tom Dewese; host a Chamber of Commerce After Hours event; and present two evening community presentations in the month of May.
The community is invited to participate in all of TriCity Family Services Mental Health Awareness Month activities. For more information, visit the TriCity Family Services website at www.tricityfamilyservices.org.