On Friday, September 25th, the Sacramento Native American Health Center is hosting a Community Night at the Drive-In in honor of suicide prevention month and to promote community wellness. 

 

This free event includes dinner for the first 200 people, a showing of Shrek, and multiple resource booths. They are also allowing a maximum of 145 individual cars. The doors open at 5:30 pm and the event ends at 9:30 pm. You can find more information about the schedule on SNAHC’s Eventbrite page.

 

“This drive-in event will help promote community wellness by giving our community a chance to gather safely. We recognize the importance of distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 but know the lack of interaction over the last several months has negatively impacted people. Community and culture are important protective factors as we talk about suicide prevention,” said Jeanine Gaines, Communications Manager of SNAHC.

 

Some of the resource booths available at this event include a 2020 Census booth, a Wilton Rancheria booth, the California Indian Manpower Consortium booth, the Sacramento County Behavioral Health Department booth, and a SNAHC booth. These booths can help with community problems including job training and mental health.

 

“We will have several resource booths available to help meet the immediate needs of our community members,” said Gaines.

 

At this time SNAHC is expecting “about 250 participants of all ages” according to Gaines. If you are interested in attending this event you should register on their Eventbrite page soon.

 

“Having the community participate in a shared activity will help strengthen relationships and give participants a chance to safely connect. This is also a great time for families to do something fun together,” said Gaines