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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Suicide Prevention Webinar Series

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Provided by The GLS Youth Suicide Prevention Grant TeamIn Collaboration with The COVID-19 Emergency Response Suicide Prevention and National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Grant Teams

Open to ALL Community Providers Across Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Lift! Where Faith Meets Recover

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Come for a FREE symposium as we explore Faith Based Recovery practices that empower Christian Communities in the battle against addictions.

Date: October 21, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; lunch is providedLocation: Cornerstone Ministries, 220 Cornerston...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

UPDATED; Ray of Hope Conference

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Date: November 18, 2022Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Location: WCCC Student Achievement Center, Youngwood, PARegisterFor further information, contact Lisa Goldberg via email or at 724-834-6351 Ext. 122

T?he Ray of Hope Conference will include Keynote...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Casting Call

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We are seeking actors and actresses!

Help raise awareness against abuse of people with disabilities!

Blackburn Center and East Suburban Citizen Advocacy are partnering to work with Evolve Coaching to create our second short public awareness film to better s...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Pre, Pro, and Post-biotics: What You Need To Know for Eating Disorders

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Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Register

Presenter: Presented by Dr. Heather Finley, MS, DCN, RDN, CEDRD-S, Private Practice Dietitian & Gut Health SpecialistDr. Heather Finley is a Registered Dietitian, gut heal...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Parental Stress: Coping Skills for Self-Care

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Date: October 5, 2022Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Register: Melodi Janosko either via email or at 412-342-2343

This workshop will focus on:

  • Common stressors parents/caregivers face
  • Defining "Self-Care"
  • Benefits and Barriers to engaging in self-ca...
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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Children's Annual Pumpkin Patch Walk & Fall Food Truck Festival

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1st official public celebration since renovations began.

Date: October 22, 2022Children's Annual Pumpkin Patch Walk - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Fall Food Truck Festival Fundraiser* - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.-- Sunny's Shaved Ice & Homemade Pierogies - @SunnysFundraising...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Adapting Evidence-based Interventions for Under-resourced Populations

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Date: October 4, 2022Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Location: webinarRegisterAccess the GuideQuestions?

This webinar will highlight findings from this guide which explores evidence-based, organization-level strategies and promising practices to ad...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Fall Fun Meeting

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Date: October 12, 2022Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Location: Westmoreland Conservation District Barn, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601RSVP by October 5, 2022

  • Bring a carved pumpkin to be judged for a contest!
  • Special prize if you use ...
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Posted on: September 22, 2022

PA Family Network Workshops

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Free Workshops - Registration for each session is Required

USING LIFECOURSE TO PLAN AND PROBLEM SOLVEOctober 3, 2022; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.RegisterIdentify service/supports so your loved one can live an Everyday Life. Learn to use the LifeCourse framewor...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Addressing Stimulant Use with Patients

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Date: December 7, 2022Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.Presented by SW Behavioral Health Management, Inc., Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership, and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)Location: ZoomRegisterFor r...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Strengthening Families Program

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 5 - November 16, 2022Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (includes FREE family dinner)Register: Mel Brownfield at 724-430-4211

For families with children ages 10 - 14

  • At Ramsay School
  • Free of charge
  • Free child care for younger siblings
  • Prize at th...
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Posted on: September 20, 2022

The Coach Approach to Adaptive Leadership

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PA Care Partnership will be hosting eight (8) Coach Approach to Adaptive Leadership Training through April 2023. There is no cost to attend the training.

For more information.Questions can be directed to Mark Durgin.

Register to reserve yo...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Clarion Psychiatric Centers Webinars Available

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Check out Clarion Psychiatric Center's latest webinars:

  • Prevention 
  • Hoarding Training
  • Caring For Your Mental Health Training 
  • Verbal De-escalation Training 
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Training
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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Request for Council Member Applications

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PADDC is seeking nominations for Council members who are:

  • Individuals with developmental disabilities 
  • Parents of children with developmental disabilities
  • Family members of adults with developmental disabilities

The PA Developmental Disabilities Coun...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

End of PHE (Public Health Emergency)

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Download the information packet to see what efforts the CHC MCOs are making to inform their members of the renewal process.

This packet includes information from three providers:

  • pa health & wellness: Public Health Emergency Unwinding S...
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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Pandemic Anxiety and Family Stress

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Date: October 20, 2022Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Location: WebinarRegisterSpeakers: Kathleen Kline, MD, Chief Medical Officer at The Consortium, Inc., and Michael T. Flaherty, Ph.D. clinical psychologist with more than 38 years of practice.

We know the...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

How to Talk to Kids About Suicide

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Talking to kids about suicide can be challenging. However, creating a safe space to talk about suicide can save a child’s life. Multiple studies show that asking about suicide is not harmful and often empowering. You won’t put the idea into their heads an...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Developmental Trauma Disorder Training

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Date: October 27, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own.)Location: Westmoreland County Juvenile Services Center, 2771 South Grande Blvd., Greensburg, PA 15601Register by October 19, 2022 Online or download the Registration Form.Regist...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

FREE Community Baby Showers

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Events are designed for expecting parents and/or guardians with a newborn (0-3 months).

Baby Items - Resources - Food - Games - Safe Sleep Education - Fun

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • September 14th - Uniontown
  • September 23rd - Greensburg
  • October 13th- East L...
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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Spread the Word for Better Broadband

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Westmoreland County is conducting a county-wide study of broadband access and speeds, and we need your help to be successful. The more information we have, the more funding we may receive! Please consider using your social media and email connections to i...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

The Incredible Years® Parenting Program

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The Incredible Years® Parenting Program

It’s Incredible! And Fun!

Parenting is a lot of hard work! Join us to find ways to make parenting easier and fun for both you and your child.

  • Playing together to build your relationship
  • Using praise and rewards to encou...
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Posted on: August 25, 2022

2022 Community Training Opportunities with Learner Objectives

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Updated training catalog for Achieving True Self

  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors: An Introduction to the Functions of Behavior (2 hours)
  • Demonstrating the Need for Teaching Self-Care and Healthy Relationships to Prevent Victimization (2 hours)
  • Overview of A...
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Posted on: August 23, 2022

IMPACT- AUGUST 19, 2022

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The start of a new school year is an exciting time for both students and families. As students head back to the classroom, it is important that they eat healthy, stay up to date on immunizations, and know the signs of bullying for a healthier and safer sc...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Creating Welcoming Services for LGBTQ Individuals and Their Families

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Date: October 17, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Includes a 1-hour lunch break)Contact: Joel Brecht, Training CoordinatorSponsored by: Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc.; Northwest Behavioral Health Partnership, Inc.

RegisterA...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

What is a Community Supports Program (CSP)?

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Date: September 29, 2022Time: 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.Presenters: Rita Lane, John Herrmann, and Bobby Tanyer; Western Region CSPPlease join the presenters in an overview of how an organized network of individuals working together can offer encouragement,...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Peerstar Referral

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Our staff has grown and referral wait times are much shorter!

Plus, it is easier than ever to make a referral.

For more information, call 888-733-7781.

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

When Flood Waters Rise, We Rise Up as a Community

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Unfortunately, this event does not qualify as a National Natural Disaster, resulting in less support available to our friends and neighbors. It is up to us to provide support and help to rebuild our community.

Donations will help us to provide:

  • Clean water
  • S...
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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Families in Recovery: Strengthening Connections One Day at a Time

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Every parent deserves support, and strong parents help keep kids safe.

Dates: Thursdays, September 1 - October 13, 2022Dinner: 6:30 p.m.Class: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Class and incentives provided by Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.Location: Wesle...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

SAVE THE DATE: Lossteams Training

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A LOSS Team is a group of suicide loss survivors, first responders, and community members who provide information about resources, as well as, offer comfort and hope to those impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide as soon as possible following the...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Residential Treatment Curriculum Facilitator Certification Training

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Date: October 3-6th, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided, light refreshments will be available during breaks.Location: Adelphoi Village Family Center, 1117 Village Way, Latrobe, PA 15650Register: To enroll complete the ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Poverty Summit

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Date: October 6, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Location: WCCC, Youngwood Campus, Student Achievement Center, Event Center RoomRegistration is required. Slots are limited!For more information, contact Heather McLean either via email or at (724) 433-1359.

A...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Center for Hearing & Deaf Services

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The Center for Hearing & Deaf Services has the following services available:

  • Audiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Community Awareness & Advocacy
  • Information & Referral 
  • Interpreting
  • Life Skills Development Program
  • Personal Assistanc...
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Posted on: July 15, 2022

PA CareerLink - ITA (Individual Training Account)

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ITA - Individual Training Account

With an ITA, you may receive up to $8,000 in grant funding the following PA CareerLink(R) State-Approved educational programs:

  • Health Care
  • Energy
  • Heavy Equipment & Transportation
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Building & Trade ...
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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Recover 2 Work

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Need help connecting the dots between RECOVERY and EMPLOYMENT?

Help is available...

Contact our Certified Recovery Staff...

Ask about Recover 2 Work.

Contact FAVOR Western PA today!

724-676-2111

FAVOR Western PAAppalachian Regional Commission

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Reality Tour

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CANDLE, Inc presents Reality Tour.

Reality Tour is an evidence-based drug prevention program that educates both parent and child together. This unforgettable, interactive experience brings families closer together, teaches health coping skills, and shows t...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Red Sand Project 2022

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Red Sand Project is an artwork installation created by the community through pouring red sand into pavement cracks. The grains of red sand represent the millions of men, women, and children who often fall through the cracks and are exploited dail...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Mobile Activities Program (M.A.P.)

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  • Museum Visits
  • Shopping
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • CSP Meetings
  • Movies
  • Bingo
  • Cards
  • Picnics
  • and More!

Participants must be a resident of Westmoreland County, eligible for behavioral health services, and referred by W.C.S.I. Transportation to all activities provided free of charge....

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

AID in PA

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Individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism (ID/A) are at an increased risk of experiencing trauma, however, few therapists are skilled in both trauma and ID/A support. To bridge this gap, psychologists with the ASERT team created the TRAIN progr...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

"The Impact" - July 1, 2022

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Certain families who are eligible for Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program retroactively for the 2021-2022 school year due to COVID-19-related absences have begun to receive benefits.   P-EBT, whi...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

UPDATED: 2022 3rd Annual CSAY Prevention Conference

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Date: September 30, 2022Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided.Registration: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.Location: Westmoreland County Community College, Student Achievement Center, Event Center, 141 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Becoming a Geriatric Competent Clinician

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The training consists of a series of ten webinars that cover a wide range of topics that are specific to the Behavioral Health needs of the Geriatric population (see attached for date/time/webinar titles). Completion of the course in its entirety results ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

ODP Services Overview Quick Guide Now Available

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The ODP Services Overview is a quick guide to the Office of Developmental Programs and services for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability, Autism, and Children with a Developmental Disability in Pennsylvania. This quick guide gives an overview of OD...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Request for Proposal: Youth & Young Adult MH Peer Support Services

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Peer Support Services (PSS) are specialized supportive interventions conducted by a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). A CPS is a selfidentified individual who currently or previously received behavioral health services and is trained and certified to offer...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Youth Mental Health First Aid 2022/2023 Dates

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Register Today! Type "YMHFA" in the Search Term field to find upcoming dates.Space is limited. Free for Westmoreland County residents. 

Questions? Contact Marissa Rega.

Dates

  • July 19
  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November...
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Posted on: June 16, 2022

HealthChoices Toolkit

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Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is changing which Physical Health Managed Care Organizations (PH plans) are available for Medical Assistance (MA) consumers. This was a competitive process that allowed DHS to improve access to care and th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Tips for Choosing a Health Plan

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Effective September 1, 2022, there will be changes to the Medicaid physical health managed care plans available in Pennsylvania. These changes only apply to people who get their Medicaid through the physical HealthChoices system – they do not ap...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Westmoreland County LIFESHARING

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Having a place to go is HOME.

Having someone to love is FAMILY.

Having both is A WONDERFUL LIFE!

Westmoreland County Lifesharing Coalition

Mission Statement:

To increase awareness, so that Lifesharing is a commonly recognized concept...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Give Your Child a Head Start

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Westmoreland Community ActionLeading the way - HEAD START

Early Head Start: Home-based program offering services to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 3 in Westmoreland County.

Head Start: Center or home-based program servin...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Job Opening: Personal Care Aide/Med tech - Paula Teacher

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Harrison City / Irwin Area.Enhanced Personal Care Home

Now hiring full-time for evening and overnight shifts.$16/hour to start plus Paid TrainingPaula Teacher is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities:Passing medications, staying with each resident ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Regulation Suspensions

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In September 2021, Governor Wolf signed Act 73 into law, which extended many of the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) temporary regulatory suspensions through March 31, 2022, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Yesterday, G...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

FAVOR Support Groups & Training Opportunities

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FAVOR: Faces and Voices of Recovery Western PaRecovery Community Organization736 Lincoln StreetBolivar, PA 15923Bolivar Center: 724-676-2111Becky: 878-645-0777

Embracing GriefFor anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m....

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

NEW Virtual Support Group

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Caring Ones Virtual Support Group

For those supporting a loved one with mental illness.

When: Every 2nd Monday of each monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PM

For the link, contact Heather McLean at (724) 433-1359 or via email.

Download the flyer to share!

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

My ODPNews Online

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

UPDATED: Passavant Job Openings

PMH Hiring

Passavant Memorial Homes is one of the foremost, consumer-focused providers of support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs. The mission of Passavant Memorial Homes is to empower individuals to live successful...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

"The Impact"

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DHS Services Remain Lifelines to Pennsylvanians as Federal Unemployment Comes to an End.

Federal unemployment benefits ended for 558,000 Pennsylvanians on Saturday, Sept. 4. It was the final week for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensatio...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Information from Virtual Job Fair

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MHA-SWPA hosted a Virtual Job Fair on August 27th via ZOOM.

They have made available a recording and loose transcript of available positions.

Download the information here.

See the video here.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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If you or someone you know in Westmoreland County are facing an eviction or struggling to pay your bills due to Covid related complications, there are funds to help.

These funds are available through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Westmore...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

TRAIN Pilot Program

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Across Pennsylvania, there are qualified therapists prepared to support individuals who have experienced trauma. Likewise, there are therapists dedicated to supporting ID/A populations. However, there are few providers equipped to offer support through bo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Support Groups Updates (for Adults)

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IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUPS

Please note: These groups are not therapeutic; they are meant for socialization.

Hope & Healing Support Group (For those recovering from a suicide attempt)

Every 2nd & 4th Monday of every monthTime: 6:00PM-7:30PMLocation: MHA...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Survey

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Doors To Wellbeing and Painted Brain are working in collaboration to advance the role of peer-supported psychiatric advanced directives.
We are looking to get a picture of what the Peer Support workforce knows about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a...
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