EMPOWERING MINDS MESSENGER

August 2022

In September we highlight the following:


Month


National Recovery Month 


National Suicide Prevention Month


Week

National Suicide Prevention Week (Sep. 4-10)


Day


Every Woman Day (Sep. 3)


World Suicide Prevention Day (Sep. 10)


California Native American Day (Sep. 23)


National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sep. 28th)




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

August is a mix of things to celebrate.


September is National Recovery Month.



National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.


  • SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.
  • This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis of substance misuse and overdose deaths, SAMHSA is launching initiatives that promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery possible.


September is also Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.


 Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults and for every youth suicide it is estimated that 100 to 200 others attempt suicide. Young adulthood is a time when many people experience significant stress from life transitions such as gaining more independence and responsibility when moving from home and beginning college or a career. That stress has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we’ve seen striking glimmers of resilience – the ability to bounce back from a negative experience or difficult challenge. 


That’s why this Sept. for #SuicidePreventionAwarenessMonth, we’re focusing on resiliency – a key skill to learn and develop when it comes to preventing suicide and coping with a pandemic. It allows you to face a problem or challenge, overcome it, and get back to life a little bit stronger and a little bit wiser. Take a look at the resources below to learn how you can develop your resiliency skills, protect the mental health of yourself and your peers, and prevent suicide for young adults across the nation.


If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.


Other Notable Days:


Every Woman Day (Sep. 3)

World Suicide Prevention Day (Sep. 10)

California Native American Day (Sep. 23)

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sep. 28th)




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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