Grape Strides 5K
A 5K Wine Run, 1K Tasting Walk & Food Truck Block Party to benefit Alder Health Services
Grape Strides is a fun filled day for individuals of all fitness levels. Sign-up today for the 5K race or the 1K Tasting Walk to enjoy an excellent opportunity to be out and active. Or, if walks and runs are not your thing, just take some time out of your afternoon to join us for the celebratory Food Truck Block party to close out the day.
Grape Strides hosted by The Vineyard at Hershey100% of the funds raised benefit residents of South Central Pennsylvania.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Run Registration Starts at 1PM
The Vineyard is located at 598 School House Rd., Middletown
To Register visit: www.alderhealth.kintera.org/grapestrides
Grape Strides benefits Alder Health Services. Runner and Walker Registrations as well as all pledges collected by participants support health and wellness programs and services including medical care, mental health services and support programming in South Central Pennsylvania. Each year, Alder Health provides almost $100,000 in discounted and free medical care and mental health services for the region's uninsured and low-income residents. Services are available at the Agency's locations in Harrisburg (100 N. Cameron St., Ste. 301-East) and in Lancaster (1891 Santa Barbara Dr., Ste. 104 - Just off the Lititz Pike).
For more information on Grape Strides 5K or Alder Health Services please call 1.800.867.1550.
Everybody Can Do Something...
In 1985, a non-profit organization was born from the drive, energy and compassion of volunteers in Lancaster County as they strove to meet the challenges faced by individuals, families and communities in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Central Pennsylvania. While much has changed since the early years of all-volunteer services offered out of a church basement in Lancaster County, Alder Health Services continues to embody the creative and compassionate spirit which led our organization's founders to offer strong, resourceful and affirming community-based solutions to challenges in our community.
Now offering medical care, mental health services, STD screening and treatment, and HIV/AIDS services as well as Alder Health's newest venture -— The Tree House at Alder Health -— dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless LGBT youth and young adults, Volunteers are essential to the Agency's efforts to meet the growing health needs in our community.
All of us can help make a difference in our community. As Daniel Tiger from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood says, " Everybody is big enough to do something."
Introducing: THE TREE HOUSE at Alder Health
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth account for up to 40% of homeless youth throughout the United States. Many LGBT Youth are forced or asked to leave their homes as a result of their sexual orientation and/or their gender identity. As a result many young people are left with nowhere to turn and are living on the streets doing what they can to survive.
With no place to live, with the possibility (or the reality) of losing family and friends and often without community support, homeless LGBT face tremendous challenges in their efforts to find their way, to access health and wellness services, to chart a course for their lives and to emerge as strong, productive leaders in our community.
During the past year, Alder Health received multiple reports and requests from organizations working with homeless youth. The Agency recognized the need in the community for services and support for homeless LGBT youth (18 to 24) in our region and the tremendous impact homelessness and their individual experiences has upon the short-term and long-term health of LGBT youth. As a result, Alder Health Services has launched The Tree House at Alder Health.
In its infancy, the program will work to include shelter, support and longer term transitional housing to support LGBT youth in our community as they determine the desired direction for their lives. The plans for the Tree House program include access to health care, mental health services, education and life skills training program all provided according to the self-determined goals established by the program participant.
To learn more about The Tree House or become involved as the project takes shape please e-mail Tree House at Alder or call 1.800.867.1550.
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