De-escalating Interactions between the Police and People with Mental Illness who are in Crisis
May 16 – from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Bridge of Central MA
4 Mann St., Worcester
Lead by Sergeant William Chanis, Officer James Hodgerney and Officer Angel Rivera – The Worcester Police Department Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
Families, Friends and People Living with Mental Illness will learn:
Overview of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
How the CIT partners with the community
What families, friends and people living with mental illness can expect
The Worcester Police Department is a partner with NAMI Massachusetts Criminal Justice Diversion Project (CJDP) aims to prevent the unnecessary arrest and detention of individuals with mental illness.
The CJDP supports police departments and other first responders in engaging with individuals experiencing mental health crisis, and fosters connections between law enforcement, behavioral health providers, and other community stakeholders.
Parking in back entrance of The Bridge of Central MA
NAMI members will greet you at the door.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
AT THE FRIENDLY HOUSE!💚
At the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Great Brook Valley:
19 Tacoma St., 3rd Floor Conference Room
Refugee Health Groups in ARABIC
Thursday, May 18
At 11 a.m
Important information to keep you and your family healthy!
This group will discuss healthy tips for the summer and summer programs for youth.
Arabic interpreter available
Bus passes provided
Please call Sousn Imam for more information:
508-852-1805 TTY 800-439-0183
This program is sponsored by Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center. This program is funded by the Office of Refugees and Immigrants Massachusetts Refugee Health Promotion Program.
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Class of 2017.
This is a great opportunity for young people…
In its 18th year, YCI is a youth led program focused on creating change through Worcester County through grantmaking in their communities.
High school sophomores and juniors from across Worcester County sit on a youth committee of on average 18 youth, in which they solely decide upon how to distribute funds provided to them of about $20,000 in grants to support community initiatives.
Which programs and how much funding each program will receive is determined by the committee.
Throughout the program, teens enhance and develop skills in leadership, facilitation, negotiation, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.
Committee members are in charge of facilitating conversations, researching community assets and challenges, developing a request for proposals and evaluating applications, and together reaching decisions on how to best utilize their grant dollars.
From the beginning of the program to the end, participants gain a better understanding of grantmaking, redefine their own definition of community, and develop a new passion for work in nonprofits and philanthropy.
This is a great opportunity for any sophomore and junior interested in service, leadership, nonprofits and fundraising, and who is looking to expand their network beyond their school.
We encourage students of all skill and experience level to apply.
We do have limited spots available for this upcoming year and an application and interview are required.
Applications must be received by Friday, June 2.
YCI meets every Wednesday once a week from 4-7pm from September- December at the GWCF office in Worcester.
As the advisor to this program, I am happy to chat and answer any questions! Many thanks for your time and assistance in helping connect YCI with our talented and passionate future leaders!
-Sarah Shugrue, Program Officer
An Irresistible New Guide to Vegan Love and Dating!
Have you recently adopted a vegan lifestyle? A new book by Maya Gottfried explores the intricacies of the love-and-dating side of things. This guide explains everything about vegan dating, from whether you should crush on a nonvegan, to where to go on a first date. Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal, With Fashion, Makeup & Wedding Tips is the tool you need to navigate the world of vegan relationships!
Vegan Love is a practical guide for single vegan women who are looking for love, but it’s also a means of support for those already in committed relationships. However, the deeper purpose of the book is key: It will help you develop the skills to give love, compassion, and respect on every level, and this will spill over into your romantic life. Plus, Vegan Love includes guides to shopping for vegan and cruelty-free makeup and clothing.
In the book, author Maya Gottfried discusses the personal health crisis that led her to realize that going vegan would save both the lives of animals and her own. Insights from animal rights filmmakers and authors are featured throughout the text. Some of the bright minds who weigh in include Marisa Miller Wolfson of the film Vegucated, as well as Jasmin Singer, author of Always Too Much and Never Enough, and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author and host of the Food for Thought podcast.