Chili Cook-off

Human Services Center Staff celebrated Halloween with a bang..The Sanctuary Core Team hosted a Chili Cook-off and Sundae bar on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Staff members brought their best chili and staff voted for their favorite in a secret ballot… Congrats to Michelle for winning 1st place!! Staff then cooled down their taste buds with a sundae bar and all the fixings. Some staff even dressed up to help celebrate Halloween. Thank You for all that attended and participated…#HSCcanhelp

“Taste of the Town”

Human Services Center was a proud sponsor of the 16th Annual United Way campaign, “Taste of the Town” on Monday, October 21 at the New Englander from 5-7:30 p.m. The event hosted over 20 restaurants and over 400 in attendance. It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp

Lawrence County Council of Community Services Resource Fair

Human Services Center participated in the Lawrence County Council of Community Services 2019 Resource and Health Information Fair on Thursday, October 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sankey Center on West Grant Street. The event was free and open to community members to help them gain information from local agencies like housing, employment, youth programs, elderly services, transportation, drug and alcohol, behavioral health, and many more. It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp

YMCA Senior Health Fair

Human Services Center participated in the New Castle YMCA’s Senior Health Fair on Monday, September 30. It was a great opportunity to meet with members and provide information regarding resources and services available in their community. It takes a community…#HSCcanhelp

5th Annual Impact Awards

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.

RCPA Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Jack & Nancy Flannery Salute to Ralph Blundo

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

Fresh Check Day 2019

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.

2019 Lodge of the Year

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.