EYPC Newsletter March 2016
"It takes a village to raise a child" 
EYPC is committed to the village.
Empowering Youth for Positive Change is excited to start our Monthly Newsletters! In each newsletter we will mention events and changes in our organization, as well as upcoming events and notifications that we feel our staff, clients and community should be aware of. We are happy and eager to keep you updated with all the wonderful things we are doing here at EYPC and EYPC Mentoring Group. 
New Program: Outpatient Therapy
EYPC's Virginia Offices have now started the new Outpatient Program! Outpatient Therapy is counseling for children and families in need of support, advice and/or resources. It is less intensive than In-Home counseling and is a step down program for children who have already finished another program. This program  takes place in the therapist's office.

Employee's of the Month

February Employee of the Month

Richmond Area:

  • Gerald Reece – Intensive In Home
  • Latisha Washington – Mental Health Skill-building

Warsaw Area:

  • Brian Satterwhite – Intensive In Home 
  • Stacy Carter– Mental Health Skill-building 
  • Andrea White – Therapeutic Day Treatment 


Community Events

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.
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

Clinicians Corner:
Mr. JR  Fondren
  Mr. Fondren would like to remind you about Self Care.

Self care includes all health decisions people (as individuals or consumers) make for themselves and their families to ensure they are physically and mentally fit. Self care includes exercising to maintain physical fitness and promote good mental health, as well as eating well, practicing good hygiene and avoiding health hazards such as smoking and drinking to prevent ill health.

And a brief reminder of the symptoms of ODD:

Oppositional Defiance Disorder Symptoms

Includes at least four symptoms from any of these categories: angry and irritable mood;  argumentative and defiant behavior; or vindictiveness. Occurs with at least one individual who is not a sibling. Causes significant problems at work, school or home. Occurs on its own, rather than as part of the course of another mental health problem, such as a substance use disorder, depression or bipolar disorder. Lasts at least six months

Message from our CEO
Always remember its not where you are from but where you are going, always do your best and never ever think you can't  be anything you put your mind to. Its not  where you start, it's how you finish.
                                                                                                                              Towanda D. Darden
                                                                                                   "Greatness is upon you, but you have to see the                                                                                                      great in you" TD

I Vote For Me is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization based in the state of Virginia with cumulative experience in the fields of education, mental health, medicine, criminal justice and community collaboration. 

IVFM will kick off our College Prep Not Prison Prep Campaign on March 29, 2016 at Virginia State University with the documentary viewing of Elementary Genocide.  We will also have a viewing of the same film on March 30, 2016 on the campus on Virginia Union University.  This campaign will educate the community about the School to Prison Pipeline, encourage VA school districts to impose a moratorium on out of school suspensions for grades pre k-5 and utilize positive behavioral interventions and restorative practices for conflict resolution.  We are calling all community groups and organizations to stand with us as we energize our communities to end the school to prison pipeline.  

For more info contact: 


EYPC gave $1500 to the Abrams Family Memorial Fund , $500 to the Help The Blue Family fund
and $500 to the Roane Family.
All families are in our prayers and have our full support during this difficult time. 

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

School Board Meetings  
We want to encourage parents in Lancaster and Northumberland 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.

Empowering Youth for Positive Change

Northern Neck Disaster Relief Drive

“Let’s come together and help the families in need”

Empowering Youth for Positive Change will be hosting a Northern Neck Disaster Relief Drive to help the families that were affected by the recent storm in the areas between March 10, 2016 thru March 30, 2016. Items needed: Bottled Water, can food, Gift cards to Walmart or Food Lion and cash/checks. If you are interested in donating to the Northern Neck Disaster Relief Drive: Contact EYPC Andrea Quarles: 804-789-1314 x. 106 or 804-503-2078 If you would like to drop donations off, the office is located at: 6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite G-03 Mechanicsville, VA 23111. 

Make checks payable to Essex County DSS. All monetary donations 100% to families of the disaster