Families Plus

Local Motion: Families Plus

Dr. Brenda K. Holland, Executive Director​ at Families Plus talks about the nonprofit's goal to provide long-term support for struggling families in Delta county. She discusses how the organization formed, the mental health resources it provides and how locals can help through mentorship and financial assistence programs as well as donating gifts to families who need them during the holidays.

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Guest host Amber Kleinman and regular gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss seasonal gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

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