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DuPage Community to Celebrate Mental Health at DuPage Gala

WHEATON, Ill. (March 12, 2019) – Strong families make strong communities, and 400 DuPage County leaders will celebrate an evening of “Mpowering” children and families through mental health services at the 18th annual DuPage Gala, taking place from 6 – 11 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Bobak’s Signature Events, 6440 Double Eagle Dr., Woodridge, Ill. Proceeds will benefit Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center’s programs and services, which reach more than 7,700 DuPage clients yearly.

Metropolitan DuPage will present its Roger K. Johnson Leadership Award to Steve and Dina Gonzalez, whose involvement with Metropolitan DuPage spans years and multiple capacities. Evening highlights will include silent and live auctions – including vacations in Sonoma and Cancun including hotel stays and round-trip airfare, as well as a wine raffle, cocktails and dinner, music and more. The 2019 DuPage Gala is chaired by Metropolitan DuPage Board Members Maryellen Klang and Carol White.

This year’s Gala proceeds will benefit Metropolitan DuPage’s efforts to provide behavioral health services across the life span. As Metropolitan DuPage expands its behavioral health offerings and community partnerships to address these issues, this year’s theme of Magical Moments brings attention and awareness to the accomplishments made possible by families and individuals who participate in Metropolitan’s programs and services. As issues such as depression, addiction, and suicide become national epidemics, the need for mental health services is critical, especially in underserved communities where these services are less accessible.

Tickets to the DuPage Gala are $200, and sponsorships are available. For details visit www.metrofamily.org/dupagegala or call 630-784-4834.

About Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, started more than 80 years ago, is a family service/mental health agency serving some of DuPage County’s most vulnerable children and families. Whether through early childhood education, parent education, family therapy, youth mentoring, psychiatric and mental health services for all ages, or services for older adults and their caregivers, Metropolitan “mpowers” individuals and families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive. www.metrofamily.org.