support for parents and guardians in their efforts to have safe, healthy, drug-free homes, neighborhoods and communities
SAFE HOMES is a parent networking campaign for a youth-friendly community. The SAFE HOMES network provides support for parents and guardians in their efforts to have safe, healthy, drug-free homes, neighborhoods and communities.
The message is consistently “No Use” of any alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs by youth. This “No Use” message is a constant thread throughout all effective prevention programs and it is strongly encouraged to be a common policy and message in every home.
If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver will you please join our network? If you aren't caring for children, will you please share this information with your church community, work colleagues or social acquaintances. There is power in numbers - let's raise awareness for this campaign and ensure that youth in Ware County are embracing a healthy lifestyle.
H.E.R.E. is a new community outreach support group for those impacted by family violence.
Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month.
For details, see "Tift County" on our Abuse Support Group page.
First meeting Tuesday, July 25th – 4:00pm – 5:30pm
If you plan to attend please contact Charlene Carr at 229-387-9697 to RSVP.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Click here for details.
1. Gail Seifert, Director of the Ware County Children's Initiative, is working diligently with their teen pregnancy/teen moms group, Hope Circle, to help these girls achieve an education, learn parenting skills, and learn about choices and how they can affect your future. Brantley, Pierce, and Ware counties, have written into their Annual Plans, a partnership in the coming fiscal year for a Tri-County Initiative. We know their is strength in numbers and we hope to bring some great programs into fruition soon!
2. Sharon Paris, Kinship Navigator for DFCS, is looking for families who need her help. She guides and supports families that are raising children that are not their own. They do not have to be related to receive assistance. If you know of any families that are raising someone else's children as their own please contact Sharon Paris firstname.lastname@example.org (229) 237-2076 . She has an amazing amount of knowledge and experience. These caregivers need all the support they can get!
3. John McCrae, ACA Navigator with McKinney Medical, without a repeal to the Affordable Care Act, families should still be enrolling for insurance whether it's through the exchange or through their place of work. Open enrollment for ACA this year will be from November 1st - December 31st.
4. Anita Young, Parent, Family, and Community Engagement with Concerted Services, Head Start, wants all families that have children 0-4 to fill out an enrollment form for Head Start/ Early Head Start for the upcoming year. Special considerations are given to children with Special Needs.
5. Kristi Murphy, Parent Mentor for PC Schools, invites everyone out to Autism Awareness Day, a FREE event for the WHOLE community with food, bounce houses, crafts, for kids, etc. on April 29th at the Okefenokee Heritage Center !!
6. Laneisha Williams with Unison Behavioral Health has invited everyone to Mary ST. Park on May 1st from 4-6 for FUN DAY IN THE PARK. A free family event! Come on out and show your support for Unison and the community.
Some other highlights....
Final food distribution for this distribution period is May 9th from 11-1. The next sign up day will be around the second week in August.
Teen Maze for Pierce County will be sometime in October, be ready to come out and visit us on Community Night!!
On the 26th and 27th, I will be attending the SEHD Annual Meeting with Ambi and Gail in Macon. In this Region for SEHD 14 of the 16 counties have Teen Maze and the other 2 have signed up to get one started. That's a HUGE feat! Hooray!
Over 300 books have gone out of the little library in Blackshear City Park and as of today, we have funding for another one, AND we have received close to 500 books in donations during our recent book drive!
Our next collaborative meeting is May 17th, then we will break for summer!
Weekend Teen Focus MH Intensive Outpatient Program and Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Abuse patients.
This past Saturday, April 8th, we started our weekend Teen Focus MH Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The program will run on Saturdays from 9:30-2:30, and Sundays from 9:30-1:30. We will be transporting patients from Tifton, Adel, and Hahira pick up points, but all adolescents aged 12-17 are welcome. Prior to the adolescents beginning the program, they along with their parents or legal guardian will be required to come to Greenleaf one day during the week to complete an assessment and meet with our child and adolescent psychiatrist. Please contact me with any questions or information about the weekend program.
We are also starting an evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Abuse patients on Monday, April 10th. The substance abuse IOP program will be on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30.
For more details, see Meeting & Events in the Provider section.
Meetings are held every Wednesday or Saturday. Click here to learn how to log in by phone or website.
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