EMPOWERING MINDS MESSENGER

June 2022

In June we highlight the following:




This month's newsletter includes useful information about local events and resources as well as exciting agency updates.


Tips and Knowledge

WE'RE HIRING!

Empowering Minds is looking to add some new members to our wonderful team. Check out the link below for more information!



Licensed Mental Health Therapist- Full time
Empowering Minds Resource Center is seeking a licensed clinician to provide therapeutic services to children and families in the Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford County areas. This individual will be responsible for providing clinical assessment/diagnostic and follow-up individual and group therapy. He/she will develop and monitor treatment plans and client progress, document significant interactions, and maintain clinical charts and other reporting data. The candidate should have the ability to work with a diverse client population in a variety of treatment approaches.
Minimum Qualifications: 
Must possess active master level license (LMSW, LGPC, LCSW, LCSW-C, LCPC) in Maryland; and 1 year of comparable experience. Polished communication skills.
***$5000 sign on bonus w/2 year employment commitment***

Licensed Mental Health Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Part Time
Baltimore, Glen Burnie and Edgewood locations (Telehealth is available)
Empowering Minds Resource Center is seeking a licensed clinician to provide therapeutic services to children and families in the Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford County areas. This individual will be responsible for providing clinical assessment/diagnostic and follow-up individual and group therapy. He/she will develop and monitor treatment plans and client progress, document significant interactions, and maintain clinical charts and other reporting data. The candidate should have the ability to work with a diverse client population in a variety of treatment approaches.
Minimum Qualifications: Must possess active master level license (LMSW, LGPC, LCSW, LCSW-C, LCPC) in Maryland; and 1 year of comparable experience. Polished communication skills.

Case Manager - Baltimore, Harford and Prince Georges locations
 Job Summary:
· Provide targeted mental health case management for youth with serious emotional disturbances and co-occurring disorders
· Meet with enrolled and potential clients and their families to create a Plan of Care
· Conduct comprehensive assessments and other assessments as required by DHMH
· Coordinate and facilitate Family Team Meetings
· Provide management of the POCs
· Collect information during the application process and as identified in each POC
· Identify providers, supports, and resources for clients
· Coordinate meetings with client and family to (a) meet with providers to ensure goodness of fit for proposed services and products in compliance with the POC (b) meet with family peer-to- peer support, intensive in-home service, mobile crisis response service, and other providers appropriate to the POC
· Maintain client clinical documentation using EHR
· Provide on-call services as scheduled
· Promptly respond to client crises
· Provide case management for client open-access as scheduled.
· Facilitate groups


The Direct Service Coordinator (DSC) assists clients with mental illness in reaching a higher level of independence and integration within their community. The DSC is an advocate who support clients in accessing and coordinating benefits, services and community-based resources.
  • Monitor each client during in-person visits of 30-45 minutes for a minimum of three visits (for children & adolescents) and six visits (for adults) per month and document any changes in the client's emotional, psychological, or physical health
  • Document monthly all client contact, interaction, interventions and goal achievement, including dates, locations, and types of contact 
  • Work cooperatively with family and other involved professionals to coordinate services with other agencies and programs in the best interest of the client
  • Research and provide the client with community-based resources as needed to meet the client's needs and encourage progress toward personal goals
  • Facilitate client participation in weekly EMRC group meetings to encourage peer socialization and development of coping strategies/techniques
And a host of other positions
Visit our website for employment opportunities Employment
Learn about EMRC New Programs & Services:
Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) and Care Coordination for Children, Youth, and Adults
Currently Accepting Referrals!!!!
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Empowering Minds Resource Center is proud to announce there is currently NO WAIT LIST at the agency. We work hard everyday to ensure referrals are quickly processed and clients are engaged by our staff and partnered therapists immediately. We are ready, willing and able to accept new clients TODAY.
NOW ACCEPTING HARFORD COUNTY REFERRALS

Empowering Minds Resource Center has no waitlist for our CARE COORDINATION FOR MINORS and our PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PROGRAM in Harford County

June is a mix of things to celebrate.


June starts off with LBGTQ Pride Month.


Pride Month celebrates LGBTQ culture, achievements and activism through a series of organized activities, including film festivals, art exhibits, marches, concerts and other programs.


Through these efforts, the LGBTQ community and its allies also aim to increase awareness over ongoing issues of inequality as well as commemorate the lives lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.



Mens Health Month


June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries. During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.



National PTSD Month


National PTSD Awareness Month is observed in June and it ushers in an array of awareness campaigns run for the benefit of PTSD survivors. PTSD, which stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, occurs in people after they have experienced a particularly traumatic event like war, violent physical/sexual/verbal assault, accidents, and so forth. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, nightmares, paranoia, insomnia, disturbing thoughts, and much more. Many people recover from PTSD after a few days, weeks, or months. Yet, for others, the recovery road might mean one year or more. This mental disorder is highly treatable, but due to the lack of knowledge around it as well as the stigma attached to seeking mental help, many choose to ignore the problem and suffer through it.



Alzheimer’s And Brain Awareness Month: Showing Support For Those Living With Dementia



"Alzheimer’s And Brain Awareness Month“ is declared each June by the Alzheimer’s Association to help raise awareness about the disease, as well as show support for the millions of people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It’s also a time to recognize caregivers for the support they provide to those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.


According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, “the more people know about Alzheimer’s, the more action we inspire!”


Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, with nearly 50 million people currently living with the disease worldwide. Perhaps more alarmingly, that number is expected to reach 132 million by 2050.



Other Notable Days to Celebrate this month:


Week:


National Men’s Health Week (Jun. 13-19)


Day:


Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Day (Jun. 20)

International Day of Yoga (Jun. 21)

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking (Jun. 26)

PTSD Awareness Day (Jun. 27)





Community Resources:


Visit FoundinFaithMD.org/get-help/apply/

to apply to the Fresh Start Furniture Program TODAY!

If you do not have computer access, please call 443-519-2464 ext. 2

ALL FURNITURE REQUESTS ARE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


If you need immediate help finding shelter or a place to eat, call 211.


Meals


Baltimore- Our Daily Bread Employment Center

725 Fallsway, Baltimore City

443-986-9000



PG CO- Bethel House 301-372-1700 & Salvation Army of Prince George’s County Food Pantry 301-277-6103


AA CO- Anne Arundel County Food Access WARM Line 410- 222- 3663 &

Anne Arundel County Food Bank

120 Marbury Drive Crownsville, MD 21032


Harford CO- Breathe 379, 2124 Nuttal Ave. Edgewood. Groceries, prepared food, clothes.

& EPICENTER, EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood. 443.981.3742.



Mental Health Assistance


National Alliance for Mental Illness


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  

Call 24/7: 1-800-273-8255


Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.

Call 24/7: 410-433-5175 if you or someone you know needs help with a mental health crisis


Legal Services


Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP)

201 N. Charles St., Suite 1104, Baltimore City

410-685-6589 / 800-773-4340

Provides free legal aid to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness


Maryland Legal Aid

500 E. Lexington St., Baltimore City

410-951-7777

Provides a full range of free civil legal services to financially eligible individuals, with a focus on legal issues concerning elder rights, employment, family, public benefits, health care and housing


Reentry Services


Assists prisoners, ex-prisoners and others in need become independent, responsible citizens through civil legal assistance and re-entry services


Baltimore- Alternative Directions

2505 N. Charles St., Baltimore City

410-889-5072


PG CO- People Ready 5814 Baltimore Ave.

Hyattsville, Maryland 20781 (301)277-2172


AA CO- AmeriCorps (800) 942-2677



Identification


Beans and Bread

402 South Bond St., Baltimore City

410-732-1892

ID cards and birth certificates available on the first business day of the month to the first 5 to 10 people who arrive


Manna House

435 East 25th St., Baltimore

410-889-3001

Provides assistance with birth certificate and ID cards applications


Employment Assistance


ONE STOP CAREER CENTERS

Downtown One Stop Career Center

1100 North Eutaw St., Room 101, Baltimore City

410-767-2148


Eastside One-Stop Career Center

3001 East Madison St., Baltimore City

410-396-9030

Provides assistance with job search strategies, employment referrals and placement and other workforce services; offers access to copiers, faxes and phones


Northwest American Job Center (Re-entry Center)

Mondawmin Mall, Suite 302

2401 Liberty Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21215

Telephone: 410-396-7873



DROP-IN CENTERS


Manna House

435 E. 25th St., Baltimore City

410-889-3001


Franciscan Center

101 W. 23rd St., Baltimore City

410-467-5340


H.O.P.E.

2828 Loch Raven Rd., Baltimore City

410-327-5830

Provides clothing, communication, laundry, food, recreation and showers


** For any other region specific info email socialmedia@emrcgroup.org **



Empowering Minds has partnered with the Salvation Army, location to provide hot meals in Baltimore City to the homeless. We recognize a need to provide support services and meet the needs of our struggling community. As the weather changes we are asking for donations to purchase socks and blankets. We appreciate all donation. https://www.emrcgroup.org/make-a-donation/

UPCOMING EVENTS:

EMRC In-person Groups


Call your local EMRC office for more info!

(EMRC Clients ONLY, Accepting Referrals)

Groups
Be Safe is an app that enables people at risk of overdose to anonymously connect with remote support. This could be a useful tool to help people who use drugs reduce the risk of overdose when they are using alone.
 
The organization, Brave, that developed the app are based in Vancouver. However, supports are available in the United States. To join the Maryland Public Community in the app, use the join code “Maryland”. 

Empowering Minds is proud to recognize Michelle Hasty as the Direct Service Coordinator of the month.



Empowering Minds would like to shine the spotlight on a dedicated longtime member of our team Michelle Hasty. Michelle consistently takes on new responsibilities with her clients to develop her skills and increase her knowledge of community resources that are tailored to the needs of the client. Michelle displays dedication to putting the individual’s preference as a priority when researching community services that support each individual goals. Michelle participates fully in monthly meetings and consistently asks questions for clarity to provide quality care that meets EMRC standards. Michelle communicates effectively collaborating with supervisors, colleagues, and other professionals to keep individuals connected to their communities while providing quality services and resources that bring about change to improve the wellness of the whole person's mental, physical, and social health. Empowering Minds Resource Center is proud to acknowledge Michelle Hasty as an advocate for mental health dedicated to providing quality service and care for individuals seeking services with EMRC.


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