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Restaurant Fundraiser

the Greene Turtle

Tuesday, JUNE 12th 11am – 2am

8872 McGaw Road, Columbia

Funds for Friends – Come out for food, fun and fundraising!

Present this flyer on the date below and the Greene Turtle will donate 20% of the sale.

Print flier HERE the Greene turtle June 12th -Columbia 


 

 UPCOMING: Mental Health First Aid Classes & Suicide Intervention Programs

The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) is working to increase participation in evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention education and stigma reduction programs by 20% in order to reduce emergency department visits related to mental health conditions and decrease suicide rates in Howard County. HCLHIC partner organizations including: Howard County General Hospital, Grassroots Crisis Intervention, Humanim and the Mental Health Association of Maryland are collaborating to make these programs accessible to the community.

2018 MHFA and Suicide Intervention Programs 


Classes are starting in August2018

(Our programs are free of charge, just pre-register)

Peer-to-Peer Education Course: Classes starting Wednesday, August 1st to Sept. 19th from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm.

A 8-week course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The classes are taught by a team of two trained mentors who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Each class is two hours long.

Family-to-Family Education Course: Classes starting Thursday, August 30th to November 15th from 7:30-9pm.

A 12-week course to help families arrive at a better understanding of the severe mental illnesses their relatives face. The illnesses, treatments, medications, and problems to expect are covered in depth, as well as coping strategies for family members. Instructors are trained family volunteers. The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours.


SUNDAY SUPPERS

People have been gathering for our Sunday Suppers program since 1982. Sunday Suppers is a social gathering for adults living with mental illness. The event is monthly on Sundays begins at  3p.m.  Meals are prepared by local churches and organizations. For transportation concerns please contact the office at (410) 772-9300.

The next Sunday Supper is July 15, 2018*. (DATE CHANGE & LOCATION)

*NEW LOCATION: OWEN BROWN VILLAGE CENTER, SANCTUARY B, 

                                     7246 CRADLEROCK WAY, COLUMBIA


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Police expand voluntary “flagging” program for calls to 911

Howard County police are expanding a program in which residents can voluntarily “flag” their address in the 911 system to make police aware of a family member with a disability. The program began through a partnership with autism advocates in 2012, but has expanded to include other information residents believe would be relevant to a police response, if 911 is ever called.

 For example, if someone living with autism has sensory sensitivity, an officer could be mindful of the possible effect of police lights or sirens when approaching that household. If a person with dementia has a history of wandering to a particular place, responding officers would know to quickly check that location. Or if responding officers are aware in advance that a person inside a residence is deaf, they can be prepared if they do not get a response to verbal directions.
 
“Whenever possible, we want to make accommodations to best-serve the needs of all our residents,” said Police Chief Gary Gardner. “Having this valuable information in advance can reduce confusion in what may already be a stressful or chaotic situation. Our goal is always to create the safest possible environment for everyone.”
The flagging program can be used for various relevant mental or physical health concerns, to include:
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Intellectual, developmental or degenerative disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Mental health diagnoses
  • Other behavior that may affect police response
 
A request form is available on the Howard County Police Department’s website under “Programs and Services.” Residents with questions about the program should contact the Community Outreach Division at 
410-313-2207 or HCPDoutreach@howardcountymd.gov. All information submitted as part of the 911 flagging program remains confidential and will only be used by emergency dispatchers and responders.
 
 

 


 


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