ATSU-CHC students spread holiday spirit to local families through community outreach projectPosted: December 19, 2022
Students in A.T. Still University-College for Health Communities’ (ATSU-CHC) Central Coast Physician Assistant (CCPA) program finished up the term by serving their local community and spreading holiday spirit.
On Dec. 16, the students volunteered at a community outreach event with LAGS Recovery Centers, where they had the opportunity to serve meals to families in need in Santa Maria, California.
Families at the event also received toys and clothing that had been donated by various merchants and members of the community. CCPA student Frank Lagattuta II, PA, ’24, dressed up as Santa Claus and passed out many of the toys while sharing smiles with each family.
LAGS Recovery Centers is a nonprofit dedicated to providing services such as therapy and medication management for members of the community who are struggling with substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and homelessness.