Staying Connected/WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started the Keep Americans Connected Initiative https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected to ensure that Americans have reliable access to the online and phone resources they need to be able to stay at home. More than 650 companies have signed the Pledge to date. This means that for 60 days, these companies pledge to not terminate residential or small business services due to non-payment, to waive late fees, and to open Wi-Fi hotspots to anyone who needs them. In addition to signing the pledge, many telecom companies have adopted temporary COVID-19 policies and are offering free or reduced services and increased data usage limits during the coronavirus pandemic. For the most up-to-date information on these policies, click the links below for the following providers:

Century Link: Suspended data usage limits, offering increased broadband speeds. https://news.centurylink.com/covid-19

Cincinnati Bell: Providing free speed upgrades. https://www.cincinnatibell.com/speci…/coronavirus/prevention

AT&T: Two months of free service, and waiving data usage overage fees. https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/index.html…

Verizon: Automatically adding hotspot data for customers. https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/

Consolidated Communications: Two months of free home internet to low-income families. https://www.consolidated.com/sup…/alerts/coronavirus-updates

Windstream Ohio, Inc./Kinetic: Discounts to any new Kinetic Internet customer who is qualified for Lifeline benefits. https://www.windstream.com/…/wi…/lifeline-assistance-program

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS

Even though we need to physically distance from each other, we still need to connect and support one another.  NAMI has moved to online support groups for the month of April.  You can connect to one of these groups by clicking on this link:  https://namiofdel-mor.org/onlinesupportgroups/.  Here is their schedule for the month:

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, April 2, Family Support, 10:00 am
Thursday, April 2, FaithNet Family Support, St. John Neumann group, 6:30 pm
Monday, April 6, FaithNet Family Support, Heritage Christian Church group, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 14, Family Support,  6:30 pm
Thursday, April 16, Family Support, 10:00 am
Monday, April 20, FaithNet Family Support, Heritage Christian Church group, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 28, FaithNet Family Support, Westerville Christian Church, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 28, Family Support, 6:30 pm

CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, April 6, FaithNet Connection Recovery Support, Heritage Christian Church group, 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 9, Connection Recovery Support, 6:30 pm
Monday, April 20, FaithNet Connection Recovery Support, Heritage Christian Church group, 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 23, Connection Recovery Support, 6:30 pm

 FAMILY AND FRIENDS PRESENTATION  – connect at:  https://namiofdel-mor.org/  
Wednesday, April 1, Family and Friends, 6:30 pm.  

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute presentation that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support.

What You’ll Learn
The seminar is led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition. They will walk you through the following topics.

Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
Effective communication strategies
The importance of self-care
Crisis preparation strategies
NAMI and community resources

WINTER WEATHER

A reminder about our inclement weather policy! If the local school districts are closed we are also closed. This is to protect the safety of our staff, consumers who drive and also the consumers that we transport in our vans.

NAMI CLASSES IN MARCH

NAMI of Delamare/Morrow Counties has two educational classes starting in March at their offices. 

Peer to Peer starts Tuesday, March 3, NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.  Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.

Family to Family starts Wednesday, March 4, NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.  NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.

The courses are free but spaces are limited. Register today at www.namiofdel-mor.org/peer

4th of July Fun-raiser

We always offer SAFE parking in our parking lot for the 4th of July festivities- but this year we are adding onto that! You can come park- AND between 6-8pm, you can enter to win prizes, feed your family, and get face paint! Come out, join us, and help raise funds for our centers! 

Bowl-A-Thon 2019

Donations for our bowl a thon are under way! Want to help make a difference and support our peers?

Donate below with our PayPal link and watch us bowl on May 10!

All funds raised go directly into programming for our centers!

15 years strong!

Both of our centers have been running for 15 years! What an amazing accomplishment! We are so grateful for our Peers, staff, and community! 

Thankful for Recovery!

We are so thankful for second chances, a “family” that welcomes us, good food to eat, amazing crafts to make, and fun games to play! 

Glamour Time!

Our new Program Director, Kristy, had the great idea to doll up some of our consumers for a fun Glamour Shoot! The girls had so much playing in hair, make up, and accessories! They said it really made them feel good about themselves, seeing themselves in a whole new light!

Sometimes when your feeling down, a change of clothes, make up or even scenery can do so much good!