BPHC logoOn Friday, May 18, local and state officials, community members, supporters, and staff will celebrate the sixteenth anniversary of Entre Familia, a program of the Boston Public Health Commission that provides substance abuse services to Latina women and their children, and educates the community about the importance of substance abuse prevention and treatment. As part of the celebration, the Entre Familia building will be renamed for its founder, Dr. Hortensia Amaro.

WHAT: Entre Familia’s Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2012 from 11am to 2pm

WHERE: 249 River Street in Mattapan

Entre Familia was founded in 1996 by Dr. Amaro, currently a distinguished professor and director of Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research. Dr. Amaro is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of HIV prevention and the development of gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs particularly for women of color with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders as well as histories of trauma.

The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 11 am on the green at the Commission’s Mattapan campus located at 249 River Street in Mattapan. Entertainment and food will be provided.