Pictured above, front (l-r): CAHS employees Dawn Collins, Jasmine Fisher, Kristina McCaleb, Gracyn Migues and Yolanda Yancy; back (l-r): Bridget Lewis, Lolita Jones, Sheidra Boutte, and Mary Hanken.
Capital Area Human Services’ staff members participated at the 225 Fest, Feb. 25, that attracted more than 10,000 people to downtown Baton Rouge. The festival reflected the rich history of Baton Rouge and the culture that powers the capital region.
CAHS was among 80 vendors that staffed booths. CAHS’ employees greeted thousands of attendees with bottled water and juices and distributed a variety of resources, including information about how to manage stress and anxiety, risk factors associated with gambling, and health risks associated with tobacco, alcohol, opioids, and other drugs. The CAHS team also distributed kits of Narcan, the life-saving medication used to treat opioid overdoses.