Human Services Center was a proud sponsor of the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 5th Annual Impact Awards on September 27 at The Villa. In addition to be a sponsor, Laura Glenn, Director of Program Planning & Development, participated in the Leadership Lawrence County Class of 2019 graduation. Human Services Center is committed to be an active participant in the growth of our community.
Dr. Dennis Nebel, Retiring Executive Director of Human Services Center, was honored by the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association (RCPA) at this years Annual Conference, “Impact” on September 24-27 in Hershey, Pa. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual in honor of his/her significant, consistent, and enduring contribution throughout his/her career in support and furthering of the field. Congratulations Dr. Nebel on all of your achievements and dedication to the field and all of us at Human Services Center.
Human Services Center was a proud sponsor of the Jack & Nancy Flannery Salute to Ralph Blundo at the New Englander on September 26. The event is a fundraiser for the New Castle YMCA. HSC staff joined the celebration to show appreciation for all that Ralph Blundo has done for his community….#HSCcanhelp
Human Services Center was excited to participate in The Wellness Center of Westminster College’s 2019 Fresh Check Day. Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event that includes interactive expo booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally. Terry and Michelle talked with students about “the mask” we wear and how they don’t always match what you are feeling inside. Students decorated mask to represent mental health, such as anxiety, depression, anger, etc.
Human Services Center’s Almira House won the 2019 Fairweather Lodge of the Year. They were chosen out of 80 lodges nationwide. Congratulations to the members of the Almira House…
The Fairweather Lodge Program helps people reintegrate themselves into the community. Its goal is to provide emotional support, a place to live, and employment for its members. The program was developed by Dr. George Fairweather in California in 1963 as a result of extensive experimental research. In his studies, Dr. Fairweather found that people with serious mental illness are less likely to return to the hospital when they live and work together as a group, rather than live and work individually. His research also showed that the Lodge Program helps people stay in the community longer, provides more employment opportunities, and costs less than conventional treatment programs. Because of the success of the original groups, the Community Lodge Program has expanded considerably during the past 25 years, and there are now Lodges across the nation.
Human Services Center was a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Lawrence County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Out of the Darkness Walk at the Riverwalk on Saturday, September 14. Human Services Center Staff helped raise awareness as they joined the 300 plus community walkers in the fight to end Suicide…It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp
Human Services Center was thankful to participate in the 9th Annual Veterans Stand Down at Cascade Park on Friday, September 13 from 12-3 pm. This was a great opportunity to provide our Veterans and Service Men/Women with the resources available in our community. Thank You to all HSC staff that took time to provide information about services and supports available. It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp
Spotlight Saturday…Happy Work Anniversary Michelle 8yrs, Suzanne 11 yrs, Patricia 5yrs, Jeff 7yrs, Shelly 29yrs, Joni 18yrs, Michele 8yrs, Roann 18yrs, Keri 17yrs, Laurlyn 36yrs, Paula 13yrs, Denise 29yrs…Thank You for your commitment!!! #HSCcanhelp
Human Services Center wants to send a warm Thank You to all of The United Way “Day of Caring” Volunteers….It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp
The Lawrence County PA Suicide Coalition in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Westminster Wellness Center will be hosting an event to continue to spread awareness to all that You are not alone…HSC supports and is thankful to staff that continue to support the Coalition is raising awareness in our community…#HSCcanhelp