Mental Wellness Month
Like physical health, our mental health is affected by many external and internal factors in our lives. How we treat ourselves can directly affect whether our mental health is positive or not. Mental wellness is the ability to cope with life’s stressors while maintaining a good quality of life. It’s about building up the tools we need to find resilience when life feels depleting. Even if you are diagnosed with a chronic mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, there are ways to help you maintain mental wellness through life’s struggles. Practice mindfulness, rest, gratitude, and asking for help.
National Mentoring Month
Launched in 2002 by MENTOR National and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people. This campaign celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to:
- Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms
- Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people
- Promote the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring
No Name Calling Week (Jan. 11-21)
No Name Calling Week is a week organized by K-12 students and educators to end name calling and bullying in schools. It was founded in 2004.
Global Family Day (Jan.1)
Global Family Day is celebrated each year on 1st January, but since it is something that evolved almost spontaneously, it is hard to pin down its actual origins.
Traditionally come to be a day to consider ways of promoting peace, both within local communities and in the wider world.
In November 1997 the UN General Assembly made a declaration that the first year of the new millennium should see the launch of an International Decade for the Culture of Peace and non-violence for the Children of the World and that the decade should be ushered in by "One Day of Peace".
In November 1999 a formal invitation to participate was sent to all UN member states and the declaration was soon followed by a vote in the US Congress that backed this up by establishing the first day of the year as a special time of peace and sharing.
Although not universally adopted, this first "Day of Peace" was felt to be so significant that in 2001 the United Nations established this Observance as an annual event. The event has now become known as Global Family Day and is recognized by more than two thirds of the world's population.
Global Family Day also recognizes that we are all part of the global family that makes up the human race.
Human Trafficking Awareness Day (Jan.11)
There are an estimated 4.8 million victims of sex trafficking worldwide, with the United States leading all other nations in driving demand for purchased sex. Women, men, girls and boys are all victims of sex trafficking in the United States, and the problem continues to grow.
National Clean Off Your Desk Day (Jan.10)
The second Monday of January each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
This day is an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized workspace. Whether your desk is in a private or shared office, cubicle, home or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your workspace uncluttered and organized will help you work more efficiently. A clean workspace improves productivity and inspires us, too. It often gives us a sense of serenity.
National Fun At Work Day (Jan.28)
Fun At Work Day is a holiday that is celebrated on January 28th each and every year.
it’s a holiday that’s not only embraced by the workers but management as well. That’s because most people know that allowing workers to have a little fun at work every once in awhile increases productivity, leads to higher employee retention and makes a more positive work environment. This leads to more productive, creative and loyal workers.
Sat, Jan 8, 10:00 AM
2819 Frederick Ave • Baltimore, MD
Live Baltimore Trolley Tour: Winter 2022
Sat, January 29, 2022
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary School
3501 Hillsdale Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
WINTER SHELTER STATUS: ACTIVE (Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 4 pm through Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11 am)
All city-funded Winter Shelter sites will shelter in place all day Friday, January 7, 2022 through 11 am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT TRANSPORTATION FROM DESIGNATED PICK-UP LOCATIONS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022.**
From October 15, 2021 through April 1, 2022, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) will provide emergency shelter to all people experiencing homelessness on nights when the temperature with wind chill reaches freezing (32 degrees and below).
101 S. President Street
Greenmount Recreation Center
2304 Greenmount Avenue
Hope for the Homeless Alliance Emergency Winter Shelter
Address: The Days Inn 783 W Bel Air Avenue Aberdeen, Md. 21001 and The Travelodge of Aberdeen 820 West Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, Md. 21001
Telephone Number: 410-340-5436 (Howard)
Contact Person(s): Howard Magness
Arundel House of Hope
514 North Crain HWY, STE K
GlenBurnie, MD 21061
Transition Center at Prince George's House
603 Addison Road South
Capitol Heights, MD - 20743
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