Join the City of Tempe and Tempe Community Council for the inaugural Tempe Human Services Day April 6 and explore how lives are being changed for the better in the city.
The day features two free events, Care Fair Tempe and the Tempe Human Services Symposium, planned 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tempe Community Complex, 3500 S. Rural Road.
Mayor Mark Mitchell opens the day with a Tempe Human Services Day proclamation.
“The City of Tempe spends more on human services per capita than any other city in the East Valley,” Mitchell said. “Every day, these programs and services play a vital role in assisting individuals and families with housing, education, crisis services and so much more.”
“When we work to meet our residents’ needs, we not only improve their quality of life but ensure that Tempe is thriving,” he said.
Tempe Human Services Day will focus on fun, learning and community engagement.
The second-annual Care Fair, hosted by Tempe Community Council, features more than 50 local nonprofits and service providers that assist Tempe residents. The event also offers food, music, giveaways, and a fun zone for kids. Low-cost produce – $12 for up to 70 pounds – will be available through 11 a.m.
“We are excited to bring Care Fair Tempe back to our community,” said Brandon Willey, Tempe Community Council board president.
“Our mission is to help build connections that strengthen the fabric of our community,” he said. “Care Fair Tempe provides the perfect opportunity to do this work by bringing together hundreds of people who can get connected with available services and volunteer opportunities.”
At the City of Tempe’s Human Services Symposium, community members can join several speaker sessions focused on mental health and related topics and engage with experts in the field. Participants will also learn how the city’s Human Services Department serves residents though programs, services and community partnerships.
“Our Tempe Human Services Symposium creates an interactive experience for the community to engage with a dynamic group of experts in the field of mental wellness,” said Naomi Farrell, the city’s human services director. “Our hope is to create an annual opportunity for exchange between the community and timely human services related topics.”
Learn more about Tempe Human Services Day at www.tempehumanservicesday.org.
The city’s Human Services Department and Tempe Community Council support Tempe residents through a broad range of services and programs that address affordable housing, homelessness, aging, education, crisis services and more. For more information: and .
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