Fredericksburg Parent

April 2019

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www.FredericksburgParent.NET 7 Pouches' community corner Since opening its doors to the community in 1997, the Bragg Hill Family Life Center has served low-income and underprivileged families and at-risk youth families in the greater Fredericksburg region. Dr. Joseph D. Henderson, Sr. and Dr. Doris S. Henderson, former resi- dents of Bragg Hill and founders of the Bragg Hill Family Life Center, envisioned a place where people in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city could find refuge. Once they opened the doors, this former youth detention center went from a place of despair to a center of hope for people seeking to gain the knowledge and tools necessary to overcome their socioeconomic setbacks. Bragg Hill Family Life Center's goals are threefold as it aims to fulfill its mission to build people: • To provide opportunities for mental, moral, spiritual, and educational growth. • To serve as an outreach organization for the community and a referral source for individuals needing assistance from local agencies. • To be committed to family empowerment. The Bragg Hill Family Life Center achieves these goals through programs geared towards educating adults and seniors, offering assistance through its food pan- try, providing emergency and holiday assistance, and hosting annual community events throughout the year for people of all ages. As a community partner, Bragg Hill Family Life Center emphasizes youth programs aimed at helping the present generation of kids flourish in today's society, through programs such as sports, academics, or arts and crafts. The directors of the Center also encourage other community organizations to use its facilities to host events and meetings in an effort to make the community better for all people. Bragg Hill Family Life Center reader feedback FredParent asked... Jill H. Reese's Pieces and wine. FredParent Nadine D. Reese's eggs or any chocolate. Jessi E. The new Reese's eggs; but really Reese's anything! Chrissy S. Cadbury eggs and some dessert wine to go with it! Sherry C. I would love a visit from my grandsons, a giftcard for a massage and a solid dark chocolate bunny! Jennifer T. Cadbury eggs and a Target gift card! Kelly K. I'd love some Cadbury eggs. They are my favorite candy! " to Leave You in Your Jenifer S. Homemade fudge! Terri H. Cadbury Creme Eggs! Amy S. Russell Stover coconut nests and Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Ashley S. ALL the candy in my Easter basket please! Kelly U. I would love an entire day to spend with my family. Janelle S. I always look forward to Cadbury eggs. ? What Would You Like the " WRITTEN BY CHRIS JONES Easter Bunny Easter Basket "This is a great role model for how we can be addressing these issues nationwide." – Fmr. U.S. Senator Jim Webb WHAT: Brag Hill Family Life Center WHERE: 400 Bragg Hill Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 CONTACT: Danielle Henderson, Program Specialist • (540) 371-3662

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