Ocean View families may need professional support to bounce back from the effects of managing the continued months-long effects of the COVID-19 virus. So, in 2021-2022, the Institute continues to support professionals who engage with families to strengthen mind, body and spirit -- so that together all of us may beat COVID one day.
Having a coach to guide us may be just what we need right now.
In 2022, Coach Dwight McDowell, founder of East Ocean View Beach Athletic Association, with Institute funding will develop a:
A team of Ocean View adult recreation athletes and volunteers plus families of 250 kids also will participate.
"We hope to return smiles and regular sporting activities to the East Ocean View community," Coach McDowell says. "Our kids and families need this."
The Institute also continues its support of the mental health clinicians serving Ocean View at The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD), who continue to plan the opening of their new 2022 facility. The East Beach Circle of The King’s Daughters will again raise funds for the facility at an event at Pavilion Park at East Beach.
Coach Dwight McDowell teaches honor, discipline and respect to Ocean View youth.