The month of May was a busy one: it is nationally recognized for awareness in both mental health and foster care , not to mention the global celebration of generosity that is Giving Tuesday , as well as celebrating moms everywhere on Mother's Day! We packed a lot into those 31 days, so be sure to click any of the links above for more information about those topics.

As we move into June, Phase II of NYS reopening, and this unconventional school year ending, it can be normal to experience a heightened sense of anxiety or trepidation about what your family's summer may look like. That's why we have started a Parenting Support Group open to any parent, for any issue. We know you still need your village- now it's just gone virtual.

This support group is the latest piece in our Parenting Doesn't Stop Project  , which also 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