EYPC Newsletter May 2016
"It takes a village to raise a child" 
"EYPC is committed to the village"
Empowering Youth for Positive Change welcomes you to our  monthly newsletter! 
EYPC wishes you a Happy Mother's Day!
Message from our CEO
"Never be complacent where you are. Always look for growth within yourself!"
Clinicians Corner:
Mr. JR  Fondren

Minimizing of harm:

Many clients with serious mental illnesses live on the margin. Their lives are marked by high rates of unemployment, low financial status, and social isolation. Further, mental health remains stigmatized in our society, leading clients living with mental disorders often to be rejected by others or treated with less compassion than those living with equally serious physical disorders. Clients with mental disorders may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions in normal routines inherent in an emergency and less likely than others to prepare or shelter themselves from significant harms. Anticipating their needs and developing strategies to minimize the harms that persons with mental health disorders may face in an emergency is an ethical requirement.

Employees of the Month

April Employees of the Month

Richmond Area:

Kim Reeves – Intensive In Home

Zenobia Bey – Mental Health Skill-building Services

Warsaw Area:

Brenda Ward – Intensive In Home

Stacy Carter – Mental Health Skill-building Services

Quame Green – Therapeutic Day Treatment


Who is Hiring?

Who is Hiring?
EYPC is hiring!
We are looking for Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).
Please email andrea.quarles@ey4pc.com if you are interested. 

Serenity HomeCare LLC is also hiring!
Serenity HomeCare is looking for Patient Care Assistants (PCA) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Contact  Ivori Locke at  (804) 318-1591 if you are interested. 
Serenity HomeCare is also offering mobile First Aid and CPR classes. 
CPR & 1st Aid: $55
Individual classes: $45
Contact Info: Jameka Buchanan  (804) 519-7722

Blake Education Home Health Agency
Service Facilitator
5709 S Laburnum Ave,
Richmond, VA 23231


Northwestern Mutual: Life Insurance and Financial Planning would like to offer a learning opportunity for any trustworthy and respectful  individuals that would like the opportunity to learn about this well established firm. 

Northwestern Mutual has tremendous accolades: honored in the Selling Power Magazine 2014 Edition “50 Best Companies to Sell For”, Glassdoor.com recognizes Northwestern Mutual as one of the “Best Places to Work” in America in 2013, and Training Magazines Jan/Feb 2014 Edition ranked Northwestern Mutual in the top 125 list.

Northwestern Mutual  has a top training and development program to bring people from both outside and inside our industry up to speed quickly to grow a successful business.  New people will have hands-on coaching and direct personal support.

For more information contact:

DeShawn L. Chapman
Field Director/Financial Advisor

Community Events
Children's Museum of Richmond 
On the 15 th  of each month the Children Museum of Richmond, all four locations will be offering 15 cents admission to children with an adult admission. This is going on now and through 2016.

We are continuing our efforts with the College Prep not Prison Prep campaign leading into the Dignity in Schools National Week of Action against Youth Incarceration. This week of action will be held fro m October 15-23,20 16 and will feature numerous events where the community can get involved regarding the national epidemics plaguing our students known as School Push Out and the School to Prison Pipeline. Stay Tuned!
 To get involved or learn more about this movement, contact Lorraine Wright @ lorraine.wright@ivoteforme.us .   


EYPC collected 50 cases of water for our Hope for Flint Fundraiser. We express a thank you to all who donated and hope that it makes just a little difference for those in Flint who are in need of clean water. 

If you know anyone in need of assistance, please let us know so we can help with community resources. 

Email us at: eypc2012@gmail.com


Quarterly Meeting 

School Board Meetings  
We want to encourage parents to attend their children's School Board Meetings.
The times and dates are as follows:
Lancaster Schools School Board Meeting
Scheduled on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the School Board Office. 2330 Irvington Road Kilmarnock, VA 22482 Contact: dpulliam@lcs.k12.va.us or call 804-462-51
Northumberland School Board Meetings
Scheduled on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Office.  2172 Northumberland Highway  Lottsburg, VA 22511
Contact: 804-529-6134 for more info.
Westmoreland School Board Meetings
Scheduled on the third Monday of every month at 7pm in the School Board Office.
141 Opal Lane  Montross, VA 22520 Contact: 804-493-8018 for more info. 
Essex County School Board Meetings 
Scheduled on the second Monday of every month at 7pm in the School Board Office. 
109 Cross Street Tappahannock, VA 22560 Contact: 804-443-4366 for more info.
Richmond County School Board Meetings
Scheduled on the Wednesday prior to the second Thursday at 10am or 5pm. 
( Current dates are 3/9 at 10am & 4/13 at 5pm) 6914 Richmond Road Warsaw, Virginia 22572 Contact: 804-333-3681 for more info.

Introducing the Parents Assisting Parents Group! (PAP)
  PAPs is a group open to all parents that focuses on the support and guidance from one parent to another. The group’s main goal is to provide one another with the tools, encouragement, support, and guidance to be successful in their parenting endeavors.  PAPs assists each other with the specific skill-building techniques needed to assist with managing the everyday struggles that often come along with parenting. PAPs meet weekly to assist one another with sharing and identifying one’s own strengths, experiences, resources, and limitations regarding parenting and building on one another in order to become a more effective parent.  Each group is facilitated by a trained clinician to provide education regarding mental and physical health diagnoses, effective communicate techniques, conflict resolution skills, behavior modification techniques, and so on. PAPs prides itself in being confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental; with one goal in mind- to promote positive and loving parents.