PRESTONSBURG – The inaugural Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) Glow Run will be held on Saturday, April 30. To bring awareness to the consistently raising problem of Child Abuse, MCCC is hosting the 5K Glow Walk/Run event in Prestonsburg. A champion for children, the staff at Mountain Comprehensive Care continues to be a leader in the community of Floyd County on counseling and children services.
According to Jacqueline Long, Director of Housing and Grants for MCCC, a certificate of need was filed by MCCC to open a new children’s treatment facility on Meff Road located at the Stone Crest Complex for children who may need long term hospitalization treatment. In the past, families had to send children requiring this type of treatment out of the area to Lexington and beyond, often resulting in transportation and financial hardship for the family.
The new facility will be in addition to the already established Creekside Crisis Stabilization Unit which is designed for short-term treatment for children and adolescents, ages 5 to 17 at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. The mission at Creekside is “to assist children and adolescents in crisis by providing intensive community based interventions prior to an escalation of symptoms that could lead to hospitalization.”
In an effort to educate the community Mountain Comprehensive Care Center’s The Healing Program and SED Program is hosting the 17th annual Behavioral Health Conference: Stand Up for a Bright Tomorrow. The event will be held at the Ramada Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Paintsville on Friday (April 1). Seating for this event is limited to 300 participants and online registration is full at this time. This is just another example of quality programs offered by MCCC during April Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The 5K Glow Walk/Run will begin at 7 p.m. on April 30 with same day registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the stage in downtown Prestonsburg for $25. Early registration forms can be picked up at Foxy Fitness, Fit-Tagious, Pro-Fitness or by calling Donnie Ray at 606-791-0195. Early registration will receive a $5 discount with early registration costing $20. All groups of eight or more can register at $15 per person.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 794-0290.