Promotoras: Champions for Well-Being
The Stanislaus County Promotoras are community outreach workers that work specifically in the Latino community. They serve as liaisons, bridging the gap between residents and physical or mental health services they may need. Many organizations are involved in the Promotora Network including three Center for Human Services (CHS) Family Resource Centers: the Ceres Partnership, the Newman Family Resource Center and the Patterson Family Resource Center.
The Promotoras hold groups and events in Spanish and focus on promoting good physical and mental health for Latino community members. Last week, the Ceres Promotoras hosted a Red Dress Gala in Spanish to inform Latino women in our community about heart health. The Ceres Promotoras hold the following weekly classes and groups at the Ceres Partnership.
Café por la Mañana (Morning Coffee)
A group that meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn topics around mental health and healthy ways of relating and managing our emotions.
A support group for cancer survivors and their families that meets every other Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Group members share their experiences and support one another through the mental and emotional challenges of living with cancer.
A group that meets every Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to develop skills that will help relax and de-stress your life. This group knits, crochets and promotes positive relationships while learning new skills.
Mi Bienestar (My Well-Being)
A group that meets every Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to promote self-care, self-love and self-discovery as well as recognition of your gifts, talents and personal abilities.
Arte Unido (United Art)
A recyclable art group that meets every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This group promotes the use of art to help develop social connections between individuals and to help participants to use recyclable materials and paints that are eco-friendly.
Costumbres y Tradiciones (Customs and Traditions)
A group that meets every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to promote the preservation of culture by sharing and learning different artistic activities that can help individuals express their feelings.
All of these groups are free and anyone is welcome to participate. For more information call (209) 541–0101 or visit the Ceres Partnership at 1317 Grandview Ave. in Ceres.