Federation of Families celebrated "Women Trailblazers in Children's Mental Health" Thursday night.
The Federation of Families of Central Florida raffled off prizes and promoted children’s mental illness awareness during their fifth annual Black Tie gala Thursday night at the Orlando Museum of Art. The nonprofit's theme this year was "Women Trailblazers in Children's Mental Health." Several women were recognized for their positive impacts on families with children suffering from mental illnesses. Guests mingled about the museum and competed in a raffle to win gift baskets, all the while listening to a number of tunes played by harpist Christine MacPhail. Money raised from the event went to the organization's support programs, including a proposed respite that would serve as a safe place for children.