On Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2017), Navos, a leading community mental health provider in the Northwest, hosted its annual holiday dinner for clients. For many of them who live in poverty due to their mental illness, this will be their only holiday celebration. This is the 18th year Navos has hosted the holiday dinner, which was held at Navos’ Mental Health & Wellness Center in Burien. The dinner was prepared and served by Navos staff members, Board of Directors, and community supporters, over 90 people worked together to host the event. Navos prepared over 575 pounds of turkey, 700 servings of potatoes and stuffing, gallons of gravy and cranberries, hundreds of rolls and over 450 slices of pumpkin pie. At the event, Navos also provided each guest with a basic hygiene kit that included items like shampoo, soap, a comb, brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap and deodorant. “Helping our clients with basic hygiene items, improves their health, quality of life, and dignity. Navos also distributed warm hats and gloves, which are much needed this time of year.” ABOUT NAVOS Navos is one of the largest community mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers in Washington State, offering a full spectrum of mental health, substance use disorder, and physical care programs and services to more than 12,000 children, youth, and adults each year.  Navos targets its services to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos’ model of care focuses on recovery and wellness, and on the strengths of individuals with mental illness. More information can be found at www.navos.org.]]>

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