Hope Day 2023
Hope Day was started by KHK youth volunteers in 2023. The idea was to have a mental health fair, that brought together residents from Stamford, Norwalk, and New Canaan, offering a plethora of mental health resources. Last year, with over 30 vendors in attendance, the event aimed to provide support and resources to as many teens and adults as possible. Our Youth ambassadors were thrilled to have over 200 registered attendees, along with numerous walk-bys. The fair was held at Mill River Park, creating a vibrant atmosphere for the community to gather. Attendees enjoyed various activities and treats, including delicious tacos from La Cathedral de los Tacos, Ben and Jerry's ice cream, face painting, yoga sessions, and even treats from McDonald's. The event fostered a sense of togetherness and showcased the power of KHK in promoting mental well-being. We're looking forward to this year's Hope Day, will you join us?
Last year, we had the following community partners + many more present:
We are grateful for the guidance of the Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance.
Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance: The Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance (Stamford YMHA) was created to address urgent mental health problems affecting many of our residents, especially our kids and teenagers in Stamford. We are focused on prevention, early intervention, and access to care and resources to promote mental wellness throughout our community. Our goal is to engage young people, their families, and organizations in Stamford to build resiliency and better care for our young people.