On September 11th, Multicultural Coalition, Inc. and Pillars will host a free health and resource event at the gymnasium of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Appleton which is also the Pillars Resource Center location.
“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. Multicultural Coalition, Inc. (MCI), a nonprofit, was developed in October 2020 with the vision to improve the lives of all by creating a community that prospers together.
With more than 35 community organizations joining together, resources and programs will be shared 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 of age and older. This event is also a space to have fun and be in community with each other; entertainment activities include Mexican artisan ice cream, video games, and more. Translated information as well as interpreters are also available upon request during the event.
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 or information presented in Hmong or Spanish visit the Multicultural coalition website.