Nonprofit’s annual event features free food, prizes and fun for families who completed STAR
DEL RIO – Thirty families from the Del Rio area participated in BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio’s New Year, New You Loteria event for families and children, featuring free food and desserts, and prize giveaways including a flat screen TV.
The event is held annually for families who have completed three sessions of the Services to At Risk Youth program (STAR). STAR helps families improve their relationships, habits and communication in the home by providing intensive workshops, counseling and trainings to youth and their parents.
“We called the Loteria New Year, New You to express that the STAR program truly improves family relationships which feels like a clean slate for parents and their children,” says Delia Ramos, Director-Community Services at BCFS-Del Rio. “At the start of a new year, everyone enjoys the chance to feel refreshed by starting anew, especially with the things and people that matter most.”
The families at the Loteria received prizes including household items like roasters, laundry detergent, irons, quilts and comforters, towels, and toaster ovens. One lucky winner claimed the grand prize 40” flatscreen television. Decorations for the the event were generously donated by Del Rio’s Sugar & Spice Event Decoration.
BCFS-Del Rio operates STAR, which helps families create stable, loving home environments by providing free counseling, training for youth and parents, tips on how to deal with stress, and help with reducing family conflict and delinquent behaviors in youth.
“Families have so much fun at our Loterias,” says Ramos. “It’s a great way to celebrate the progress they made as a family in the STAR program.”
For more information about BCFS-Del Rio visit DiscoverBCFS.net/DelRio or call (830) 768-2755.