Healthcare representatives will be on hand to inform families of affordable options in the community.

Spanish-speaking members of the community are encouraged to attend Adelante Mujeres' Community Fair this Friday, Feb. 8, at W.L. Henry Elementary School in Hillsboro, 1060 S.E. 24th Ave., to learn about how they can better access healthcare in the community. COURTESY PHOTO - Families are encouraged to attend the fair, learning about affordable healthcare options in the community.

Representatives from healthcare providers across the local area will be on hand to speak with visitors about getting necessary healthcare for themselves and their families, including both physical and mental healthcare, said Alexandra Nahill, the family engagement coordinator at Adelante Mujeres.

The community fair is a first for Adelante Mujeres, which received a grant from the National Center for Families Learning last year.

It's an important topic for the community, Nahill said, Many people who come to the U.S. aren't aware of the healthcare resources available to them, she said.

"It's wonderful because everyone that we have talked to is just so excited and they feel that this is something that is very needed in this area," Nahill said. "Sometimes it's people that have been here for 10 to 15 years and they never knew that they have resources for helping kids with their mental health, for example. ... It's very important for the community to know what is out there."

The free event goes from 5 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public, with activities and games for children to participate in, light food and a raffle.

By Olivia Singer
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