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
Human Services Center now offers Propio Language Services to ensure that all community members have access to the services and resources available to them. Propio was formed in 1998, and over the years has grown from a small Kansas-based operation to a nationwide business, providing interpreting and translation services in more than 200 languages for over 2,000 clients. They have diverse and highly experienced staff, and contract with over 4,000 interpreters. It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp
Human Services Center was a proud hole sponsor for the Stand up for Veterans Golf Outing sponsored by LCCAP’s SSVF Program supporting Lawrence County Stand Down on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Castle Hills Golf Course.
Spotlight Saturday…Matt, 14 yrs, Laura, 2 yrs, Larry, 29 yrs, Dr. Rock, 5 yrs, Jolynn, 9 yrs, Tatum, 11 yrs, Julie, 18 yrs, Bill, 12 yrs, Mike, 10 yrs, and Ashley, 8 yrs…HSC wants to Thank You for your commitment to our mission…#HSCcanhelp