Oak Grove Center plans Facebook Live event – Press-Enterprise

Oak Grove Center, a nonprofit program that provides residential treatment and education for at-risk children, will hold a Facebook Live event, “Distant but Connected,” beginning at noon Friday, May 1.

The event will celebrate the youth and families Oak Grove serves and its sponsors, donors, supporters, chefs and friends, and it is the culmination of a Facebook fundraising event, which was launched April 20, according to a news release.

Oak Grove Center has a residential campus in Murrieta that also serves day students. Oak Grove at the Ranch, a nonpublic day school in Perris, is also part of the Oak Grove program.

“Although the current situation finds us separated, we are still in this together,” Tammy Wilson, Oak Grove chief executive officer, said in the news release.

“Thankfully our youth and staff are safe and remain healthy. For the safety of our community and in order to comply with COVID-19 isolation restrictions, we had to cancel our largest fundraising event of the year, Evening Under the Oaks. And while we are facing challenging times, we are in this together,” Wilson said in the news release.

Oak Grove has set up a distance learning website portal, enabling day students to continue their education while staying safe at home, as residential students continue their education in their dorms at Oak Grove. Both groups are using packets that teachers have individualized, according to the news release.

Oak Grove’s wraparound and partial hospitalization teams are providing remote services such as  therapy, group sessions and coaching to youth who are at their homes and still need services.

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To participate in the “Distant but Connected” Facebook Live event, go to www.facebook.com/OakGroveCenter/ at noon Friday, May 1.

Those who want to contribute to the fundraiser may also do so any time at Oak Grove Center’s Facebook page or at oakgrovecenter.org/events/distant-but-connected-2020/.



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