City of Fort Wayne news release:
Fort Wayne UNITED and City Life Bring Mental Health Experts to the Table to Address Coping with Multiple Pandemics in Continuing COVID-19 Facebook Live Forums
(June 18, 2020) – Fort Wayne UNITED in partnership with City Life will host their ninth virtual forum on Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. This week’s forum will continue the conversation on how we are navigating multiple pandemics, including racial unrest and COVID-19, and how they are taking a toll on our mental health
This week the panel will include the following guests:
- Aaron Lane, Community Partner Development Coordinator
- Janell Lane, Community Partner Initiatives Coordinator
- Connie Kerrigan, Parkview Behavioral Health
Visit facebook.com/Fort WayneUNITED to view the forum in real time or after the live event.
Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral initiative that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, under one umbrella. It is designed to answer the call to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy and help create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative will educate, inform and engage the community in an effort to make positive change one neighborhood at a time.
Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.
City Life is an effective ministry model to impact the lives of urban youth, their families and the communities that they live in. The City Life model provides a strategic and holistic way to pursue every young person in urban neighborhoods in Fort Wayne.
City Life’s vision is to empower and equip young people to become indigenous leaders who live and lead in their neighborhoods.