2017 In Review: Open House & Outside Community Events

Here at the Youth Development Clinic, we’re dedicated to providing behavioral health services for children and families in Newark, Essex County, and surrounding communities. Our clinic is located in downtown Newark and we’re proud of our space and host events multiple times per year to give members of the community a chance to check it out in person. Most recently, we hosted an Open House in the late fall.

Aside from our own, we think it’s important to attend events in the community. We were able to go to several health and family-related events in 2017 and have big plans for the current year, too. One of our major goals year-over-year is to get out into the community, meet new people, learn about other organizations, and share information about the mental health services we provide.

Here are some of the local events we attended in 2017:

YMCA Health-O-Ween
Halloween event promoting health and awareness for the children in the community.


YMCA Healthy Kids Fair
Held at Military Park, promoting health, wellness, and outdoor activities for children and families in the community.


Teen Parent Summit
Hosted by Program for Parents, the summit took place at the Paul Robeson Center at Rutgers University, Newark.


Health Day at Paradise Baptist Church
Community health day. 


We also attended the 1st Annual Community Health Fair hosted by SPANNJ, the 2nd Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Seton Hall Nursing School, the Healthy Kids Day event hosted by Nat Turner Park, the Community Health Fair hosted by the Salvation Army, and the Health Fair at Newark's One Stop Career Center hosted by WellCare NJ.

It was an awesome year and we're looking forward to seeing everyone at events in 2018!