Photo Caption L-r: Gwen Bailey, HopePHL; Melissa Johnson, CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative; Dalila Zigani, Volunteer, CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative; Colin Pustilnik, Volunteer with YES Wellness; Maryann McEvoy, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Wellness Exercise, which began 8 years ago with volunteers Colin Pustilnik and Chris Major, takes place every Sunday at Youth Emergency Service. The volunteers pair physical exercise with motivational and stress reduction activities for the youth. By strengthening the body and the mind, The Wellness Exercise helps young people living at YES to prepare for the coming week.
This week we had a special guest - Maryann McEvoy, Executive Director & Child Advocate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/ PA Office of Advocacy and Reform, part of Governor Shapiro's office. HopePHL is grateful to Colin, Chris, Maryann, and all the volunteers for spending time with our youth! For more information on how to support HopePHL’s programs, visit https://www.hopephl.org/donate.html
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