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Back to School health fair takes place July 31

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Health insurance information and enrollment, free back to school immunizations, music, food, prize giveaways, health information and school supplies are all part of the 10th anniversary of the Covering Kids and Families Back to School Day.

The July 31 event will take place at the Marion County Health Department, 3838 N. Rural St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More than 4,000 backpacks will be handed out during the day, with more than 20,000 people expected to be in attendance. Families wanting school supplies for their children must bring their children with them.

More than 50 community organizations will be on hand with various displays and health information.

Those needing back to school immunizations should bring current shot records with them. School-age children will receive their immunizations at no charge. The Indiana State Department of Health has issued new immunization requirements for many school-age children, and those shots will be available at the back to school event.

Dental and other screenings also will be available.

Individuals wanting birth certificates for school enrollment can purchase the documents during the Covering Kids and Families Back to School Day.

Again this year, the Indianapolis Fire Department will feature their Fire Safety Festival, including interactive displays and other educational opportunities.

Those with questions about the event can call (317) 221-2464.

Legacy House fundraiser set for August 27

An evening of education, elegance and entertainment will take place Aug. 27 as Legacy House hosts its annual Outpouring event. Outpouring serves as a fund raising occasion with an opportunity to learn more about the mission, magnitude and milestones of Legacy House services, programs and people.

Olinger will provide wine for the event. The IPS All City Jazz Band will provide the entertainment.

The Indianapolis Central Library will serve as the host site from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets, at $75 per person can be reserved by contacting Linda Schwitz Pope at (317) 554-5290.

Legacy House is a service center for adults and children affected by all types of violence including domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homicide, stalking, robbery and burglary. All services are provided free of charge through grants, donations and fundraising events. Therapeutic services include individual and family counseling, support groups, and children’s services such as play, art and talk therapy. Additional services include applications for emergency protective orders, emergency cell phone distribution, application assistance for the Indiana Victims of Violent Crime Compensation Fund, safety planning, and community outreach and education.

Legacy House is the only victim service agency outside of the criminal justice system that responds to all types of violence. It is also the only agency providing service to men who are victims of violence, as well as women and children. Legacy House provides services free of charge while most, if not all, other victim service agencies outside of the criminal justice system charge fees on a sliding scale basis.

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