EMPOWERING MINDS MESSENGER
September 2020
Hello, Empowering Minds Community! This month's newsletter includes information on Empowering Minds Reopening of Offices, COVID-19 Updates, and Mental Health events. Below you'll find information about EMRC programs, agency news, and updates.
Caring for Our Communities
Empowering Minds Together 
 
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a global concern, with effects filtering down to family, friends, and communities close to you and me that are in critical need of assistance. Lives are disrupted, more people than ever are calling out for help, and responders are hard-pressed to meet the overwhelming demand. 
 
In these challenging times, small acts of goodness are more important than ever. Caring for communities is part of our promise to improve more lives in more ways. 
 
Empowering Minds connected with Amazon and the Salvation Army to provide non-perishable items and household goods monthly. 
 
We have partnered with Iota Phi Theta Fraternity to give out items last month. We will continue to feed our homeless population and provide items to communities in need. We plan to be in several locations throughout Baltimore City, Harford County and Anne Arundel County. Look out for our announcements of locations, dates, and times. 
Empowering Minds-  
Message to the community
COVID-19 Testing Sites
Medstar Health Urgent Care in Federal Hill
Address: 1420 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 230-7820
Hours: M-F 8am-8pm S/S 8am-4pm
COVID-19 testing center
Appointment not required
Referral not required
Tests limited to certain patients

PM Pediatrics
Address: 6622B Ritchie Hwy Arundel Plaza, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Phone: (443) 912-5437
Hours: M-S 12pm-10pm S/S 10am-8pm
COVID-19 testing center
Appointment not required
Referral not required
Testing for all patients

Medstar Promptcare-Bel Air
Address: 12 Medstar Blvd, Bel Air, MD 21015
Phone: (410) 877-8087
Hours: Call for hours
COVID-19 testing center
Appointment not required
Referral not required
Testing limited to certain patients
Empowering Minds Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) is open and accepting applications!!!
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Eventbrite Free Events


A.S.A.P. Mind, Body, & Soul Sickle Cell Awareness Forum-
Speakers will include medical professionals in the field of adult and pediatric Hematology, Holistic and mental health wellness, with a focus on coping during COVID-19.

Date: Sat, September 26, 2020
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT



Sickle Cell Awareness- Celebrating Sickle cell awareness month through art and fun activities. Activities include; Dancing, singing, poems, baking, and Art & craft

Date: Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 7:00 AM –
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 12:00 PM EDT

Learn about EMRC New Programs & Services:
Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) and Care Coordination for Children, Youth, and Adults
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”. 
Groups are being offered via Tele-Health
Call your local EMRC office for more info!
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
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
Empowering Minds recognizes Katina Witherspoon as the Direct Service Coordinator of the Month.

Katina is an outstanding and dedicated employee. Katina goes above and beyond to provide the best services to her clients. She gathers the knowledge and resources to assist her clients with maintaining healthy lives.
CONGRATULATIONS!!


WE'RE HIRING!

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