Congreso’s Family & Housing Services Division’s Rapid Rehousing for Reunification pilot program with DHS and the Barra Foundation has demonstrated positive results! To date, Congreso has successfully served more than 20 families by securing housing to enable reunification.
Samantha Jones, Housing Stabilization Specialist, says “as far as my experience is concerned, I’ve really enjoyed it. These clients are really motivated to work through the program. At this point in time, we’re in the process of expanding the program, which would allow us to accept an additional 20 families starting in July – bringing our total number to 40!” Congreso would like to give a special thanks to DHS and the Barra Foundation for supporting our efforts to provide stable housing to help families stay together!
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E3 Graduate Joins Congreso as New Post-Secondary Specialist
Adan Pacheco, former E3 student, has joined the Congreso Familia as a Post-Secondary Specialist. Following his time at Congreso as a student, Adan is now eager and ready to tackle his new role. He shared, “Congreso did so much for me and helped me turn my life around, and I feel it is my duty to pay that forward.”
“The transition from E3 student to post-secondary specialist has been seamless. Due to being on the other side of the table, I understand what people want.” Pacheco continues, “I am just excited to help people.” Welcome to the Congreso Familia, Adan!
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Congreso Partners to Highlight Healthy Food & Research
All of Us Research Program
The National Hispanic Alliance for Hispanic Health and the All of Us Research program visited Congreso on April 25th! For years, the Alliance has worked to increase awareness and participation in clinical and biomedical research within the Hispanic community.
The Congreso Health Center's Eat to Live Program was also in full swing on April 25th as 59 patients received their monthly box of healthy food and enjoyed a workshop and cooking demo from the Health Promotion Council! Gracias to our partners at American Heart Association for their support with this initiative!
Bring Your Child to Work Day at Congreso
April 25th was National Bring Your Child to Work Day! Congreso welcomed children of our wonderful staff for a fun and informative filled day to observe and experience the Congreso atmosphere! Families enjoyed a Congreso scavenger hunt, music, food, and games. Gracias to our Staff Appreciation Committee for making sure we always provide a “mi casa es su casa” environment for all!
Relieving Stress & Supporting Staff
The Staff Appreciation Committee & Wellness Initiative collaborated in the month of April in honor of Stress Awareness Month! To highlight the importance of taking a breather and relieving some stress, Congreso held staff-led walks and meditation sessions every Friday throughout the month. Gracias to our volunteers who led the walks and to Andrea Martinez for coordinating our meditation sessions!
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