Translated information, interpreters, and COVID-19 onsite vaccinations on site (pending availability)
Multicultural Coalition, Inc. (MCI) and Pillars will host a free health and resource event on Monday, September 11 from 2-6 p.m. Members of the community are invited to the gymnasium of St. Matthew Lutheran Church (map), where the Pillars Resource Center is housed.
Community groups will be onsite to share about their resources at this family friendly event. Community members can learn about the renewal and enrollment process for Medicaid, FoodShare and BadgerCare programs, education programs available to all ages, how to access basic needs such as food and clothing, social justice programs, support options for abuse victims and the unhoused, culturally-based organizations in our community, medical, dental and vision organizations and multiple mental health groups and human resource groups. Pending availability, there will also be COVID-19 vaccinations for free to those who are 12-years-old and up.
“We are focused on removing barriers to access the resources people need by hosting an event that is accessible in the middle of a neighborhood, with bilingual speakers, translated information, community workers and more to create a welcoming event for all. It’s important to bring resources to where and how people feel safe,” said Lisa Cruz, executive director of Multicultural Coalition, Inc.
This community event, which is free and open to the public, will feature:
- Refreshments including Mexican artisan ice cream, empanadas and coffee
- Video game tent brought by Fox City Flix
- Community resource groups including:
- Physical, mental, visual and dental health
- Social justice
- Support for seniors and those living with disabilities
- Culturally-based organizations
- Basic needs such as housing, clothing, food and transportation
- Resources for victims of assault
- Free diapers
- Information about COVID-19, including vaccinations for ages 12+ (pending availability)
- Health and wellness resources
MCI’s event will be attended by: Multicultural Coalition, Inc., Partnership Community Health Center, NEW Hmong Professionals, Casa Hispana, Pointters Community Initiatives, Aging and Disability Resource Center, Apricity Services, Atlas Science Center, Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin, CAP Services, CARES for Fox Cities, Clarity Care, Inc., Community Action for Health Living, Community Clothes Closet, ESTHER, Exact Sciences, Feeding Wisconsin Eastern Wisconsin, Fox Valley Technical College, Harbor House, Home Base – Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley, The Hope Center, LEAVEN Fox Cities, Make the Ride Happen, Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee, Mosaic, NAMI, NEW Mental Health Connection, Pillars, Prevent Blindness WI, Primary Care Associates of Appleton, LTD., Reach Counseling, Samaritan Counseling, Solutions Recovery, Inc., St. Vincent de Paul, UMOS, Thompson Center on Lourdes, United Way Fox Cities/2-1-1, Unity Recovery Services/Fox Valley PRISM Team, Valley Transit and VPI Community Outreach Center.
Multicultural Coalition, Inc. (MCI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was developed in October 2020 with the vision to improve the lives of all by creating a community that prospers together. Multicultural Coalition, Inc.’s mission is based on a movement created to acknowledge racial biases, support systems change and proactively reach diverse populations with meaningful communication and actionable services, removing barriers, elevating all voices and fostering community engagement in Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties. For more information, visit ourmci.org and Multicultural Coalition, Inc. on Facebook.