EMPOWERING MINDS MESSENGER
September 2021
This month's newsletter shares useful information about local events and resources as well as exciting agency updates.
National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new 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 in all its forms possible.

National Suicide Prevention Month
All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.


National Suicide Prevention Week (Sep. 5-11)
Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s a time to share resources and stories, as well as promote suicide prevention awareness.


Every Woman Day (Sep.3)
Every Woman Day is a project created to raise awareness and share experiences about women’s health, so that other women can benefit. We care about your health, your emotions, your life story, because every woman matters. Because ordinary women do extraordinary things every day


World Suicide Prevention Day (Sep.10)
It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.


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
Learn about EMRC New Programs & Services:
Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) and Care Coordination for Children, Youth, and Adults
Empowering Minds Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) is open and accepting applications!!!
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
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/
In-person Groups
Call your local EMRC office for more info! (EMRC Clients ONLY)
Baltimore City Groups
Anne Arundel County Groups
Harford County Groups
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.

Care Coordinator - 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
COVID-19 Safety tips
COVID-19 Vaccine Information

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Baltimore visit the Baltimore City Health Department's (BCHD) new Vaccine Information webpage

Maryland Department of Health launches new COVID-19 vaccine. www.covidlink.maryland.gov
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 Nkwa McCarthy as the Direct Service Coordinator of the month.

Nkwa attention to details, dedication, and meaningful contributions demonstrate she is an asset to the organization providing the highest standard of care to individuals served. Nkwa ability to build trusting relationships with respect and empathy supporting whole health and wellness and connect individuals to their community with resources to enhance their quality of life. Its your dedication that contributes to our success! Empowering Minds Resource Center shines the spotlight on you Nkwa McCarthy!