Community Outreach Ministry celebrates 20 years ‘giving at-risk kids a second chance to be winners and champions’

Students at Aspire Community Day School pose for a photo with Opal Hellweg, center, legislative assistant for Riverside County’s 3rd District, and Community Outreach Ministry co-founder Mona Davies, bottom right, during presentation of certificates of recognition to COM mentors and ACDS protégés at “Gearing Up for STEM” workshops. Valley News/Courtesy photo
WILDOMAR – For over 20 years, the Community Outreach Ministry has helped thousands of children impacted by one or both parents who are incarcerated. Co-founders Mona and Bob Davies created the nonprofit organization in 2000, offering year-round programs and services to at-risk children in Riverside County. From their book “Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration” for parents and caregivers to “Gearing Up For STEM” Mentor Protégé Workshops to camping adventures, holiday parties for children and referrals to comprehensive community service providers for families, the Davies volunteer to meet the needs of countless youth “giving at-risk kids a second chance to be winners and champions.” With support from COM board members Yolanda Burgess, Norma Brunette, Denise Ronzello and
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