On June 2nd over 300 East L.A residents celebrated Health & Wellness at Salazar Park. This fun-filled day is the culmination of a resident-led effort to strengthen connections, foster parent leadership, and improve access to parks and wellness supports.
The community resource fair was envisioned and planned by Best Start East LA resident leaders in partnership with Promesa Boyle Heights, InnerCity Struggle, First 5 LA, and Proyecto Pastoral. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Hilda Solis and the LA County Department of Parks & Recreation also helped make the event possible.
Children had the opportunity to play and engage in dynamic activities led by resident leaders, including hat making, do it yourself slime, creating your own succulent planter and more.
Families received critical resources and enjoyed a day filled with live music and dancing.
If you would like to learn more about our wellness, parks access, and early education efforts, contact us at (323) 685-5691.
We would like to thank the following partners whom helped make this event possible:
The East L.A Parent Leaders
The Honorable Hilda Solis's Office
L.A Parks & Recs
First 5 L.A Latino Family Resource Center
Eastern L.A Regional Center
L.A Care Family Resource Center
Kids Dental Place & Teen Dental Place
Plaza Community Services
PHFE WIC Program
East Side Clinical Research Associates
Eastern Los Angeles Family Resource Center
JWC Institute Inc. / Wesley Health Centers
USC Environmental Health Center (Community Engagement Program)
LA County Department of Public Health - Whittier Health Center
Public Social Services (DPSS)
County of Los Angeles DHS - East LA Health Centers
Latino Equality Alliance
Public Health - Substance Abuse Program
East Los Angeles Women's Center
East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
Violence Intervention Program
Alma Family Services
The Wellness Center
White Memorial - Welcome baby (baby corner)
Food vendors: La Milpa and Pepe's Tacos