|Venue:||Southwest Lutheran Church|
|Address:||5120 Homestead Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Southwest Lutheran Church, 5120 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne, IN, will hold a Car Show, Mental Health and Wellness Fair Sunday afternoon September 23 from Noon to 4:00 PM. This will be the 3rd year for our Classic Car show. We had 75 cars registered last year with more expected this year! Registration is $5.00 per car, benefitting Cross Connections. There will be 20 People’s Choice awards, and dash plaques for the first 100 cars, as well as goodie bags and giveaways! The Mental Health and Wellness Fair is designed to connect those who struggle with mental illness, grief, addictions, or other personal or family issues to community resources. Our hope is that those attending this fair will become better aware of the services and assets within our community to address these problems. The ultimate goal of this event is to help people find assistance and healing. Visitors will be able to ask tough questions and connect with the support, help, and hope that they need. Cross Connections Counseling will be present at the fair to answer questions and direct people to those resources that can address their specific needs. Alice Jordan Miles from Purdue University Fort Wayne will be there to talk about suicide awareness and prevention. With opioid addictions, unfortunately being so prevalent in the community, we want to get the word out on where to turn for help. The Bowen Center (behavioral healthcare services) will also be at the fair to share their addictions resources, as well as other services that serve our community. Other community resources present at the fair will include: The Lighthouse Biblical Life Recovery Center, MindCAP (Cognitive Advantage Program, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Caring about People, Celebrate Recovery, Young Living Oils, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, NANI (Nephrology Associates of Northeast Indiana) and Southwest Lutheran’s resident partner SonShine Christian Academy, Live Well Now Exercise, and other organizations within our community. The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive as well, since summer tends to be a high demand/low supply season. Food will be available for purchase from Big Eye Fish and Wicked Good Cupcakes. Other events include children’s activities and free sno-cones and popcorn. Attendees may sign up for door prizes in the gym. Come and enjoy the cars on the lawn and learn about resources our community has to offer for those in need. Contact Mike Greener 260-403-3947 and Jen Robb 260-494-6153 for more details.