Help Me Grow
Date(s) - 23 Oct 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Center for Health & Wellbeing
Help Me Grow, a program from the United Way, promotes early identification of developmental, behavioral or educational concerns, then links children and families to community-based services and supports at no cost to parents and caregivers. Come to learn more about key developmental milestones to look for in your children and gain insight into resources that are available for support.
This program is presented by the Winter Park Health Foundation. Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, please visit https://yourhealthandwellbeing.org/event/help-me-grow/
About Gretchen Smithwick, Program Manager, United Way
Gretchen Smithwick started as a volunteer at the Heart of Florida United Way in 2010 and since then she has worked in various capacities within the company. Gretchen was a part-time 211 Crisis Intervention Specialist for five years and was responsible for providing Information and referrals, crisis de-escalation and suicide prevention to central Florida community members. After graduating college with a Masters in Social Work, Gretchen was promoted to the Help Me Grow Program Manager where she has utilized her previous work experiences to improve processes, procedures and elements of the Help Me Grow service delivery.
Since taking over the role of Program Manager Gretchen has established a partnership with the Orange County WIC & Nutrition program to improve families access to free developmental screenings, she has doubled the number of families referred to the program and connected to services, and improved the availability of resources and systems for the health and development of young children. Gretchen enjoys reading, spending time friends and family and pampering her puppies.
Please note: If you are unable to attend a program, cancelling your reservation gives an accurate count of how many to expect; for sold-out programs, cancelling your reservation also allows someone on the waitlist to attend in your place.
Cancelling can be done in two easy ways: by calling 407.644.2492 and selecting Option 4 to speak to a representative or by using the online ticket cancellation option in your original confirmation email from Eventbrite.