In collaboration with member organizations of the East Bay Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP), Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) will sponsor its first-annual “May Is Mental Health Month 5K Fun Run” Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. to raise funds for services at NCCMHC and generate awareness of mental health services and treatment options provided to the greater Newport County community. NCCMHC is a non-profit comprehensive behavioral health organization established in 1964 serving individuals and families residing in Newport County. We offer emergency assessments, psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychotherapy and mental health counseling, intensive community-based treatment, substance abuse treatment, case management, day treatment for adults and children, group home living and subsidized housing for adults. Along with NCCMHC, member organizations of the East Bay FCCP include: The ast Bay Center, Child and Family Services and East Bay Community Action Program.
The run/walk will start and finish at Newport County Community Mental Health Center. For those wishing to watch the event and offer their support to participants and this beneficial cause, spectators are welcome at the start/finish of the run/walk at NCCMHC. Supporters and participants can also visit informational booths hosted by East Bay FCCP members to learn more about the hope and stability these services provide to adults, children and families in need. A 50-50 raffle will also be held the day of the event and tickets will be sold at $1 each or 6 for $5!
Registration is now open online at Active.com keyword “NCCMHC.” Cost is $20 per individual on or before May 9th. Event-day registration will also be available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m for $25. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 75 registrants. Water and refreshments as well as restroom facilities will also be available at the start/finish line. Donations are encouraged and appreciated and can be made online at http://nccmhc.org/support.asp. For additional information visit: www.nccmhc.org, or call 401-846-1213.