Support Groups


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Spirit Realm Divine Manifestation, a ministry of Evangelism-Counseling-Advocacy has partnered with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA),  the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression, and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.

DBSA Spirit Realm DeSoto County is a faith-based, not-for-profit mental health advocacy organization that provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. One of the main services provided is support groups.  DBSA Spirit Realm primarily serves the DeSoto County, MS area and extends to Memphis, TN. Churches and communities seeking resources (educational programs, speakers, counseling, referrals, support groups, etc) are encouraged to contact us for partnership opportunities.

The next support group for those living with the challenge of depression (diagnosed or non-diagnosed) is Thursday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. at The Rock Church located at 1760 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS.

For more information, please contact Shulanda Hastings, Chapter President at 662.626.DBSA (3272), dbsaspiritrealm@gmail.com or visitwww.dbsaspiritrealm.org

 

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The Church Health Center offers free Health Education from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday at 1115 Union. Health Education will teach you how to manage your hypertension, cholesterol, or obesity. It’s free and open to community. Registration is not required. Can’t make it on Monday? We also offer a special session from 9-11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Registration is required for the Saturday class. Please call901-259-4673 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Diabetes Education, a 2-class series that will give you the skills to self-manage your condition. Classes are held each Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union. Registration is not required, and you may start at any point during the month. Can’t make it on Tuesday? Diabetes Education is presented in its entirety from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the secondSaturday of each month. Registration is required for the Saturdaycourse. Please call 901-701-2221 to sign up.

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The Church Health Center offers free Commit to Quit smoking cessation groups each month. Four-week group sessions start the first Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Call 901-701-2222 to enroll.

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Award-winning musician Rev. John Kilzer hosts The Way, a service of recovery, at 6 p.m. every Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody. The Way focuses on recovery, encouragement, and hope. Music is a key component of the service with many local musicians stopping by to perform. The service, which is a joint ministry of Methodist Healthcare, St. John’s, and the Church Health Center, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-726-4104.

Together with the National Alliance on Mental Health Memphis (NAMI), the Church Health Center hosts free “With Hope in Mind” classes for families affected by mental illness. Classes are every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through March 30 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Learn basic tools needed to cope with caring for adult relatives diagnosed with a mental illness, including problem management, communication, crisis planning, and immediate coping skills for illness cycles. Contact NAMI Memphis at 901-725-0305 to register.

March is Lead Poisoning Prevention Month and the Shelby County Health Department’s Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program is committed to educating high-risk communities about the dangers of lead exposure and how lead poisoning can be prevented. In partnership with the Church Health Center, it will host a free Lead Poisoning and Prevention Information Sessionat 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. For more information, please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2241.

The Church Health Center is recruiting educators, parents, and those working in children’s ministries to introduce children to healthy foods from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 22 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. The Center’s “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum is designed for ages 2-5 to build literacy, improve fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, and enhance development. You will receive a copy of our “Alphabet Appetite” curriculum book for attending this free workshop! To register, contact Kristina Hall at 901-701-2241 or hallkr@churchhealthcenter.org.

Healthy, happy living begins at home! The Church Health Center will host a Healthy Living, Happy Living Family Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. Local and state health services providers including Universal Parenting Place, Collegiate Life Investing Fund, and the Memphis Police and Fire Department will be on-hand with information and giveaways. For more information, please contact Memphis Madden at maddenm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2289.

Expand your mind for the future! The Church Health Center will host a “My Vision For the Future” Workshop from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at 1115 Union Ave. At this free workshop, we will set spiritual, physical, and mental goals by creating vision boards. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments and craft materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please contact Ariel Laws at lawsa@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2240 to register.

The Church Health Center’s annual community walk and fundraiser Walking as One will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Church Health Center Wellness, 1115 Union Ave. This year’s celebration features music from The Mighty Souls Brass Band, Amurica photobooth, and food games and entertainment! Registration is $15/ person or free to Church Health Center Wellness members and children 12 and under. Fundraising is happily encouraged!  Log on to walkingasone.org to register. Please contact Megan Carolan at carolanm@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2151.

 

The River Community Services Agency Inc. presents a new workforce development program C.L.I.M.B. (Creating Lifetime Independence Moving Barriers) Initiative. The mission of C.L.I.M.B. is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities by promoting career and economic growth.

As part of the River’s new commitment to assist local residents in obtaining employment, the River is pleased to announce a series of in-person workshops beginning Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 10 AM in the O.D. Family Life Center at 3560 S. Third Street, Memphis, TN 38109.

Our workshops will focus on preparing job seekers for the current workforce. Participants will receive detailed materials about the topics presented and hands-on practice sessions with members of the community.

Topics include:

  • Résumé and Cover Letter Development
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Dressing for Success on an Interview

We also sponsor and provide:

  • One-on-One Career Counseling
  • Resume Assistance
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Job fairs, including Industry-Specific Fairs

For more information about the program email community@riversidembc.org

To register for the program, please complete attached registration form or contact us at 901-789-4570.

 

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The YMCA along with Youth United Way and Southwest TN Community College will host its Annual Teen Summit on Saturday, March 5th at Southwest Community College Whitehaven Center from 11:00 am4:00 pm for students in grades 8-12. We are encouraging all students to attend!

Because we are aware that our graduating seniors need community service/volunteer hours for the Tennessee Promise program, we are also giving 5 hours of service for participation in this event.

Space is limited, so we encourage students to register today! Please share this information!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Click the link to register for this event: TEEN SUMMIT REGISTRATION

 

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The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is now accepting online applications for MSCOR University (formerly known as Second Chance), Winter 2016 Term.

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR) is a collaborative effort to aid returning citizens with the tools necessary to ensure their successful community reentry with family, employment and education.

This collaborative consists of parole supervision from the Tennessee Department of Correction; case management from the Shelby County Division of Corrections; and soft skills training from the City of Memphis’ Second Chance Program.  In order to expand the services to all returning citizens regardless of the number and type of convictions, the Second Chance Program was enhanced to be called “MSCOR University.”

The classes and training offered through MSCOR University have proven to be beneficial in helping the student understand relationships and behaviors related to changing their status as a “labeled felon” to a respected and productive citizen.

With this new found self-accountability, the student will be better equipped to project confidence when applying for and functioning as a productive and valued employment. Enrollees will be eligible to participate in all services offered by MSCOR – healthcare, GED certification, Forklift certification, transportation passes, job fairs, etc. Completion of MSCOR University will show their dedication and commitment to improving their lives living with a conviction.

MSCOR University is taught on an array of tried and true life-coaching strategies.  MSCOR is a one-stop-shop hub with a mission “To help citizens returning from incarceration navigate a holistic network of community services designed to restore dignity and confidence while providing opportunities for individual and family success.”

Classes will be offered over a 4-month period beginning in February 2016. Potential students are required to reside in Shelby County, TN.  They must attend one Core Class per month and one Elective Class over the 4-month period for a total of five classes. At the completion of the Winter 2016 term, students will be invited to participate in a graduation ceremony to receive a Certificate of Completion recognized by many local employers.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please visit  https://www.mscor.org/ click the link “Enroll in a Class Today,”  and fill-out the application.

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