On Saturday, October 23, 2021, Albemarle Hopeline hosted a free resource event at Holy Family Catholic Church in Elizabeth City entitled “¡Tu Voz Cuenta!” (“Your Voice Counts”). The goal of the event was to create the opportunity for individuals and families in our local Hispanic communities to learn more about the services of local organizations, as well as collect information and supporting resources for themselves and their families.
During this event, participants were able to speak directly with program coordinators of local organizations, giving them the chance to ask questions, mingle, and meet a few new, friendly faces. Participating agencies included Beloved Haven, the Boys and Girls Club, La Casa, Kids First Inc., Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Food Bank of the Albemarle, Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center & Clinic, the Community Care Clinic, and Albemarle Regional Health Services.
¡Tu Voz Cuenta! was planned and conducted by Hopeline’s Hispanic Outreach Advocate, Mireya Alvarado, who has been with Albemarle Hopeline for over five years. During the event, Alvarado gave a few brief words regarding the importance of inclusion and support of the Hispanic community in northeastern North Carolina. Hopeline plans to make ¡Tu Voz Cuenta! an annual event, with even more activities and resources in the upcoming years. Hopeline would like to express gratitude to Holy Family Catholic Church for hosting the event, and all the agencies that participated.