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IMPACT South Bay to host community wellness fair

SAN DIEGO -- IMPACT South Bay, a community-based non-profit organization, in conjunction with Grace Tabernacle, a church headquartered in south San Diego, will host the first-ever South Region Community Wellness Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10 am to 2 pm.

The SRC Wellness Fair will bring together approximately two dozen non-profit service providers that will bring an array of free or low-cost services to the South San Diego community.

The fair will also feature a workshop from 1-2 pm - in English and Spanish - on the changes to the immigration system currently proposed in Congress, presented by one of the leading public interest immigration law firms in San Diego County, the Casa Cornelia Law Center.

The purpose of the event is to promote wellness and empower residents of the south San Diego community by providing information and resources that will increase access to legal services, medical and mental health care, affordable housing, education, government benefits and more.

“We see so much need in our community,” said Daniel Ballon Sr., executive director of IMPACT South Bay. “But San Diegans are lucky to have dozens of non-profit organizations that are willing to help. The SRC Wellness Fair is a chance for us to bridge the gap between the need we see in our community and the help that people out there are willing to provide, in a way that will strengthen our community and change people’s lives."

The event is open to the public, and admission to both the fair and the workshop is free. There will be entertainment for children -- an astrojump, face painting, balloons and popcorn — as well as raffles, music, and a surprise guest or two.

The SRC Wellness Fair will take place at the IMPACT Center, located at 7015 Alamitos Ave.

Confirmed participants include:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Casa Cornelia Law Center
Catholic Charities
Community Housing Works
Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy
Disability Help Center
South Bay Community Services
Mental Health America of San Diego
Para Las Familias
San Diego Blood Bank
San Diego Dad Corps.
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
San Ysidro Health Center - Healthy Steps & Health Education
San Ysidro Health Center - En Casa
South Bay Community Services
YWCA - Becky's House

About IMPACT South Bay

IMPACT South Bay is a community-based non-profit organization that works to empower families and strengthen the community by providing free or low-cost educational workshops on topics ranging from relationship building skills, to communication, anger management training, and parenting classes. For more information, call 619-424-7229 or email SoReg.CommWellnessFair@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@SRCWellnessFair), or like us on Facebook (search “South Region Community Wellness Fair”).