From all of us at EPIC- Every Person Influences Children, Happy Memorial Day! While this year may be a different sort of celebration than years past, we hope you are able to savor this holiday weekend with your family.

May is also Mental Health Awareness month, and now more than ever, it is important to maintain that internal check-in. If you or a loved one are struggling, we have assembled a Health Resources page so you can easily seek help. Additionally, services like Mental Health Advocates of Western New York , Spectrum Health & Human Services and Crisis Services are all available to support families in Western New York and beyond.

If you haven't already, visit the  Parenting Doesn't Stop Project  , which includes  EPIC Academy  , "  Covid Conversations  ", Family Support Line  ,  "Parenting on Pause"  and an extensive  Coronavirus Resource  page with additional updates for families. Parenting hasn't stopped, and neither have we. EPIC will continue to adapt with the changing times and serve the needs of our families, just as we have for the past 40 years.

Stay safe, stay well, and as always, know we are here for you.

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team