April is Child Abuse Prevention month. To raise awareness for this important issue, you will see blue pin wheels around town. At the SWAG Family Resource Center, we are using this as an ppportunity to promote basic safety practices in the resource center and in the community. SWAG’s Girl Scouts helped us with our efforts […]
February was National Children’s Dental Health Month. To bring awareness to children’s dental health, the United Health Foundation, together with, SWAG, the SW Health Clinic, the SWAG Family Resource Center and the Alachua County Health Department held an event last week at the clinic and the resource center. The event included a community dinner, as well as […]
SWAG Family Resource Center after school enrichment students enjoyed a night out to see Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Many thanks to the UF Performing Arts Partners Ticket Distribution Program for providing this wonderful opportunity!
Last week, the SWAG Family Resource Center welcomed teachers, administrators, and families from Lawton Chiles Elementary School for a Family Fun Night. It was a festive night where families got to spend some time together while enjoying a relaxed dinner. They also got a chance to spend time with their students’ teachers and other educators. Everyone enjoyed games, fellowship, and pizza!
This year, SWAG and the SWAG Family Resource Center, together with the Preservation and Enhancement District, the Alachua County Sheriff’s office, and Rotary, provided Thanksgiving meals to 278 families. We are thankful for our partners, our residents, and all of the many wonderful things happening in our community – both on Thanksgiving, and throughout the year!
SWAG Family Resource Center recently hosted almost 75 individuals for a fall festival. Families enjoyed playing games, participating in a science experiment, making a craft to help increase visibility while trick or treating, and receiving prizes. Thank you to the many volunteers that helped to make this event a success. We hope that everyone has […]
The SWAG Family Resource Center recently hosted a Family Pumpkin Decorating Night. Over 50 kids and their caregivers participated. This event provided a safe, fun, and festive place for families to show their creative sides, as well as work together as a team to create pumpkin masterpieces!
On October 14, SWAG celebrated another milestone as the United Health Foundation announced that it had awarded a $1.85 million grant to the Alachua County Health Department for the operation of the dental facilities at the SW Health Clinic. It was a wonderful day, as you can see from the big smiles on everyone’s faces!
This year, for the first time ever, the SWAG summer program included an end of summer field trip to Homosassa Springs to visit the manatees and learn about the springs and the animals that live there. During the summer, the kids adopted one of the manatees, and named her Ariel. As you can see from the pictures (click on the link below), […]
The first ever Back-to-School Bash at our SWAG Family Resource Center was a huge success! This was a chance for our community to come out, enjoy the beautiful day, spend time together with neighbors and family, and, most importantly, get our school aged students off to a great start for the school year. Children received […]