Center for Human Services - Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center will host its Fifth Annual Community Baby Shower on Saturday, May 4. Up to 15 women can attend the event and each woman is encouraged to bring a support person for a total of 30 attendees.
To register for the event, call CHS-Oakdale Family Resource Center at (209) 847-0420. Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis and each participant who registers and completes forms in advance will be entered into a special prize drawing. While the baby shower is going on, dads-to-be can participate in a New Dad Boot Camp with special prizes just for them.
The shower will be a brunch. There will be games, raffles, prizes and every mother-to-be in attendance will receive a gift. To be eligible for the event you must be a new participant in the Healthy Birth Outcomes (HBO) program, a weekly support group for pregnant women who want to learn more about how to have a healthy pregnancy and women who have a child younger than one year old. There will be a shower for current HBO program participants later in the year.
Donations of new baby items, such as diapers or baby clothes, are being sought for the event and would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in making a donation or registering for the event, call the center at (209) 847-0420.
In 2010, Center for Human Services opened the Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center which has allowed them to continue to provide various prevention, education, counseling and family resource services for youth and families from Oakdale, Riverbank and the surrounding areas. Services have included: Literacy and School Readiness for pre-school age children, Parent Cafes, Parent Education, utility and crisis assistance, support groups and behavioral health counseling.
The bilingual staff allows the center to broaden the scope of people served and the majority of the services are offered at no cost to recipients.
For more information on the services CHS provides, visit the website: www.centerforhumanservices.org.