Teach a man to fish...
Resource center educates for the betterment of youth By TERESA HAMMOND
PHOTOS BY JON MICHAEL TERRY/ 209 Magazine
F The families I work with, to see them be successful, that’s what makes this all worth it. — Mary Lynn Lebow Heroes 4 Health is a six-week course offered for kids and parents aimed at teaching about nutrition and the different food groups.
rom bread to bed linens, better health to health insurance, for the family seeking guidance or assistance in these areas they are sure to find it at Parent Resource Center, Modesto. “I’ll always say our basis was casseroles and coffee pots,” said Mary Lynn Lebow, a case manager and site supervisor, speaking of her bond with the Rhoades family. New to the area, the couple had dropped into the center location at 530 S. Santa Cruz in Modesto inquiring on classes and services. “We had nothing,” Seetal Rhoades said of her family’s relocation to the Central Valley. “We had started all over. You miss the simple things. I missed baking and he (husband James) missed a coffee pot.” Lebow said that within the week some essentials were located for the family. Admitting to being hesitant at first, Seetal Rhoades shared the appreciation for the kitchen basics.