The C.A.R.E.S. (Children Are Really Extra Special) program of St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, will host its fourth annual art exhibit Feb. 18. CARES offers support to children ages 3 to 14 with severe emotional, behavioral or psychiatric needs. More than 35 children will have their individual pieces of art displayed at the exhibit.
The event is free of change and will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the CARES office, second floor, St. Francis Medical Center, 601 Hamilton Avenue.
&ldquo Working on a piece of art allows a child to communicate feelings and express his or her individual identity,&rdquo said Michele Czechowski, director of the CARES program. &ldquo To have our students&rsquo art displayed at the exhibit gives them a sense of pride. We look forward to celebrating the talent and strength of our youth.&rdquo
Since 2003, the CARES program at St. Francis has provided compassionate, high-quality care to children who do not require inpatient service but cannot be managed by community resources alone. The program is open weekdays, year-round at St. Francis Medical Center.
Light refreshments will be served and free valet parking is available at the medical center&rsquo s Chamber Street lobby. Registration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome.
To register or for more information, call Czechowski at  609-599-6430.