June 2018
School is out soon, and summer will be here before we know it! This June, Empowering Minds is walking with NAMIWalks to raise awareness around mental health. In May, we also enjoyed many wonderful client activities, including a trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and an Orioles game outing. Below you will find pictures from client activities, summer opportunities for Baltimore metropolitan youth, and agency updates.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Clients and staff visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture in May. It was an incredible and memorable trip. We cannot wait to go again!
Empowering Minds clients and staff cheered for the Orioles this May and were proud to see our team win! Go O's!!!
Empowering Minds Resource Center client Ms. Brinkley has a street named after her. Ms. Brinkley's neighborhood chose to honor her for being a valuable community figure and leader. At Empowering Minds, we are so proud to know and serve her! Thank you Ms. Brinkley for all you do!
EMRC's Health Home Program provides enhanced and comprehensive care coordination and management services to our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program clients who are affected by, or at risk for, chronic conditions.

We serve both children and adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), opioid substance use disorders, and/or developmental and intellectual disabilities through a whole-person approach that addresses their behavioral, somatic, and social needs; and improves their overall wellness.

Our Health Home services not only treat clients’ current chronic conditions but also helps prevent additional chronic health issues. Using a community-based approach, EMRC’s Health Home integrates and coordinates all of the client’s primary, acute, behavioral health, and long-term services. We provide clients and their caregivers with a myriad of supports and services that promote health activities, monitor both somatic and behavioral health needs, and assist with hospital transitional care. With the EMRC Health Home Program, clients will have a Care Manager who will work with their doctors to:

  • Pay special attention to your health care needs
  • Make sure you get the medical services you need
  • Assist you with scheduling medical appointments
  • Health Education
  • Referrals to Specialists
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Diabetes Control
  • Accessing Benefits
  • Transitional Care Needs
Read about Baltimore Metropolitan summer opportunities below:

Baltimore City

Registration for free Baltimore City summer camps for city residents closes today June 1st! Register and view the many different camps HERE

Baltimore City Public Schools partners with many free summer learning programs for BCPS students. Learn more HERE

Carroll School of Dance offers a summer camp from June 25 to August 27 that includes dance classes, swimming, and field trips for youth ages 3 to 16. More information can be found HERE

Progressive Life Center, Inc. offers a free adolescent clubhouse, after school and during summer months, that focuses on harm reduction and provides supportive recreational activities to youth ages 12-17. Learn more HERE

Baltimore County

Baltimore County offers many free and low-cost summer camps and programs. To view all of their programs, click the link below. Contact the community office associated with the program to enroll.

Community College of Baltimore County has many summer classes and day camps for youth. Check it out HERE Price varies, starting at $80, depending on program type and length.

Anne Arundel County

Learn more about Anne Arundel County's fun centers, programs, and art, athletic, science, and aquatic day camps HERE Price varies, starting at $40.

Seafarers Summer Youth Program has a free two-week long summer camp in Annapolis from July 4th-July 20th 8AM-4PM. For more information or to register, contact Denise Johnson at 410.268.5638 or ladydcj1@comcast.net.

Harford County

Harford County Community Colleges offers a number of different half-day and full-day camps this summer. Register and learn more HERE Price varies, starting at $85.

Harford County Parks and Recreation facilitates the Above & Beyond Adventure Program. This half-day week-long program costs $175 and includes rock climbing and adventure games. To read more and register click the following link: Above & Beyond Adventure Program
Empowering Minds Resource Center client Ms. Brinkley has a street named after her. Ms. Brinkley's neighborhood chose to honor her for being a valuable community figure and leader. At Empowering Minds, we are so proud to know and serve her! Thank you Ms. Brinkley for all you do!
Harford County Group
Baltimore City Groups
Mondays 6-7 PM 
Women's Group, Teen's Group, and Youth Group
Tuesdays 6-7 PM
Men's Group
Anne Arundel County Groups

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.  

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

Empowering Minds recognizes Wilhelmina Nelson as the agency's Direct Service Coordinator of the month. Wilhelmina is a fantastic employee, a huge asset to EMRC, and so deserving of this award and recognition.  Despite the overwhelming amount of work that she has to do, Wilhelmina consistently finds ways to help clients and get her notes in on time.  Her willingness to assist all her clients and her commitment to educating them is beyond compare. On behalf of EMRC, thank you for your dedicated work for the company.

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