Join us October 6, 2023 for MCOHA's Hispanic Heritage Month Gala!
This event will commemorate our organization's strides for mental health and wellness. Together, we will recognize our past and work towards our goals for the future, toasting with live music, cultural dance performances and a 50/50 raffle with tickets for just $5!
This Gala not only celebrates the richness of Hispanic culture and heritage but serves as a platform to support MCOHA's mission. With every ticket purchase and sponsors, you contribute to our efforts in empowering and uplifting the Hispanic and low-income community through important educational programs, advocacy initiatives, and vital social services.
This Year's Honoree: Jesselly De La Cruz
Jesselly De La Cruz, BA in Political Science (Rider University), MSW (Rutgers University), and DSW (Rutgers University), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ. Having originated from an underprivileged background and being a child of an immigrant family herself, Dr. De La Cruz’s education and work has been motivated by her desire to support traditionally underserved populations. Towards that overarching goal, she has worked with Latino advocacy nonprofit agencies. She currently serves as Executive Director for the Latino Action Network Foundation, and as Clinical Director for sexual assault program in Bergen County. Dr. De La Cruz is Past President and a Lifetime Member of the Latino Mental Health Association of NJ and Clinical and Research Member of the NJ Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.