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Family Wellness programs shine at Open House exhibit

FullSizeRenderMethodist Healthcare Ministries' (MHM) team members, leadership, community partners and special guests gathered at the organization's corporate office on Tuesday, Oct. 21 for a photography exhibit of twelve portraits showcasing clients who have excelled in the Family Wellness programs offered at MHM's Wesley Health & Wellness Center (WHWC).

The clients represented the variety of recreation and enrichment activities and parenting programs available as part of the Family Wellness programs such as basketball, line dancing, ballet folklorico, jewelry making, quilting, knitting, Meld Young Moms and Meld Young Dads and Los Mariachitos de Wesley – a Mariachi and Cultural Arts program operated at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center. Many of the clients featured in the photographs regularly volunteer to lead these popular classes. The evening was complemented by an elegant array of hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Wesley Café. The Café's involvement with the open house was especially significant given its importance to the Family Wellness programs. The Wesley Café prepares healthy and nutritious meals for the children and guests of WHWC, and serves as an emergency food pantry and bread line to those in need.

"The Open House was truly a celebration. We honored the service and dedication of our clients and celebrated the success of the Family Wellness programs. We are also proud of these beautiful pieces of art, which will make their way to their final home at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center for all to enjoy." shared Jessica Muñoz-Sherfey, director of communications.

For more information about the MHM's Family Wellness program, visit mhm.org.