October 6, 2017 – Tri-Cities Summit: Faith Community and Mental Illness

Reducing Mental Health Stigma Through Mindfulness

Friday, October 6, 2017      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Richland Baptist Church, 1632 George Washington Way, Richland

Registration donation of $20.00 covers materials

Open to anyone interested in mental health

Goals:
• Challenge churches and the community to recognize their role in addressing mental health and mental illness
• Acknowledge and begin to address the stigma associated with mental illness
• Provide information about community resources and training

For more information and to register via Brown Paper Tickets,  click To register for the Summit  and search for TriCities Summit or events in Richland or call 509-946-1430

 Community agencies will be available with information about their services.

If your agency would like to have a display table,contact Pat Lacy at 946-1430 or patl@theemmauscenter.com  Space is limited. There is no additional fee for a table, but we ask your staff/attendees to register.

Archived Announcements:

Nov  13 – GriefShare – Surviving the Holidays
Presented by Emmaus Counseling Center and Central Church, facilitated by Teri Davies. Sunday Nov 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in Room 204, Central Church, 1124 Stevens Dr, Richland. This program is intended for those who are grieving a loved one’s death and wondering how they will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas or are dreading the holidays. The program will help individuals learn: how to deal with their emotions during the holidays; what to do about traditions and other changes; helpful tips for surviving social events; how to discover hope for the future. There is a small fee for the participant’s guide, payable at the class. For more information contact 946-1430
Sept 2016 – GriefShare Classes Beginning
Central Church and Emmaus Counseling Center
Teri Davies will be leading a 13-week GriefShare series, incorporating a series of videos, discussions and support group.  Sept 14 – Dec 7, 2016.  Wednesday morning 10:00 – 11:45 am at Central Church, Room 204.   Cost is $20 for materials, payable at first class.  Individuals can start at any time.   Contact Emmaus Counseling Center to register 946-1430
 Faith Assembly Christian Center and Emmaus Counseling Center
Lisa Lovejoy will be leading a 13-week evening GriefShare series beginning Tuesday Sept 13 at 7 pm at Faith Assembly in the Conference Room downstairs.  Cost is $15 for materials, payable at first class.  Individuals can start at any time.   Contact Emmaus Counseling Center to register 946-1430
For more information and to learn about other class offerings in the area, visit GriefShare’s web site www.griefshare.org
Sept 1, 2016 – Walla Walla Office Closing
Cynthia Wallace, LICSW, who has been seeing clients through Emmaus Counseling Center for the past two years at our downtown office, is opening an independent practice.  She will be seeing clients at the same location – 19 E Birch St, Suite 103.  To reach Cynthia, contact her directly at 509.200.7290.   If you are a former Emmaus client, she will arrange for your records to be transferred to her.
We are evaluating how we can serve the Walla Walla community in the future.
 May 26, 2016 – Mental Health Month – NAMI Presentation
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
 NAMI “In Our Own Voice” presentation-May 26th 7pm  
NAMI Tri-Cities is offering the NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm at the Richland Community Center  as part of Mental Health Month to raise awareness and reduce stigma about mental illness.  People with mental health conditions share their powerful personal stories in this free, 90-minute presentation.
We hope you will be able to attend.
 For more information about NAMI
Address: NAMI Tri-Cities (WA)
PO Box 1135,  Richland, WA 99352-1135
Email Address: info@namitricities.org
Website: https://namitricities.wordpress.com/

May 14, 2016 – Kadlec Kid’s Safe Saturday

Visit Emmaus’s booth at Kadlec Kid’s Safe Saturday in the parking lot of Kadlec’s Healthplex on Lee Blv in Richland.  Information and activities are available for parents and kids regarding numerous safety topics.  Emmaus will be joining with other agencies providing information about children’s behavioral health services including youth suicide prevention and grief support.  Watch for more information and schedule.
January 11, 2016 – GriefShare
The death of a loved one can be devastating. A new 13-week GriefShare  series led by Teri Davies from Emmaus Counseling Center will begin after the first of the year.  In addition to  videos, the series offers participants time to talk through issues and feelings related to their own grief experience in a supportive Christian setting.  Participants may join at any time during the series.
The group will meet on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:45 am, beginning Jan 11 in Room 204 at Central Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA. There is a participant’s cost of $20 to cover materials . For more information or to register, call Emmaus Counseling Center at 509-946-1430
You can also visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org to find other groups in the area.
January 30, 2016 – Annual Celebration and Friend-raiser Dinner
We will hold our eighth annual Celebration and Friend-raiser Dinner in the Fellowship Hall at Central Church on Saturday, Jan 30.  Tours of the Center start at 5:30 pm and the dinner and program will begin at 6:00 pm concluding with our popular Dessert Dash. Our program this year will highlight new community connections and partnerships.
There is no charge, but seating is limited. To reserve your spot,  call Emmaus Counseling Center at 509-946-1430 before Jan 21

Nov 8, 2015 – GriefShare:  Surviving the Holidays

No matter how long it’s been since your loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time. But there’s hope. Join us for an encouraging seminar that will help you survive the holidays and discover new reasons to enjoy them again. Sunday, November 8th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Room 204, Central Church. This is open to the community.  There is a $5.00 cost for participant’s guide which can be paid at the session.

A new cycle of the GriefShare series and support group will begin Monday mornings in January.

Contact Emmaus Counseling Center 946-1430 for more information.

October 9, 2015 – Tri-Cities Summit: Faith Community and Mental Illness

Join pastors, church leaders and members of the community to  discuss faith and religion and the issues of mental illness.

Richland Baptist Church, 1632 George Washington Way, Richland

7:00 am Clergy Appreciation Breakfast (For Pastors – Complimentary with RSVP)
8:30 am General Sessions (registration required) includes:
• Role of the Faith Community in Mental Health
• Integrating Physical, Spiritual and Mental Health
• Identifying Those Needing Help
• Church and Community Resources

 $20 donation covers materials and lunch. We are using Brown Paper Tickets to register attendees for the General Sessions.  Click To register for the Summit  and search for TriCities Summit or events in Richland.

To RSVP for the Complimentary Clergy Appreciation Breakfast, phone our office 946-1430.

If you have a ministry or organization that would like to have a display and information booth, contact Pat Lacy at Emmaus 946-1430 or email     patl@theemmauscenter.com

Goals:
• Challenge churches to recognize their role in addressing mental health and mental illness
• Acknowledge and begin to address the stigma associated with mental illness
• Provide information about community resources and training

This event is presented in cooperation with Lourdes Counseling Center, NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), Tri-Cities Bridge Building Coalition, and a Three Rivers Community Foundation grant.

September 2015 – GriefShare

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Two 13-week GriefShare series are beginning this month, led by staff from Emmaus Counseling Center. In addition to the videos, the series offers participants time to talk through issues and feelings related to their own grief experience in a supportive Christian setting.

Teri Davies will lead a group on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:45 am, beginning Sept 21 in Room 204 at Central Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA. There is a participant’s cost of $15 to cover materials and participants may join at any time during the series. For more information or to register, call Emmaus Counseling Center at 509-946-1430

Faith Assembly Christian Center will host a group led by Lisa Lovejoy on Tuesdays at 6:30 – 8:15 pm beginning Sept 15 at 1800 N Rd 72, Pasco, WA. There is a cost of $15 to cover the workbook. Contact Lisa at 509-460-0950 to reserve a spot.

You can also visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org to find other groups in the area.

May 9, 2015  Kid’s Safe Saturday

Emmaus Counseling Center will be participating in the 21st Annual Safe Kids Saturday on Saturday, May 9 from 10am -2 pm at the Kadlec Healthplex at 1268 Lee Blvd, Richland.

For more information go to www.kadlec.org

January 12, 2015  GRIEFSHARE

The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or loss of friends and family due to relocation can be devastating.  As humans we must grieve losses and often it is hard to know how to work through that grief.

The Emmaus Center and Central United Protestant Church will again be hosting the 13-week series – GriefShare – which will feature a new updated video series.   In addition to the videos, the series offers participants time to talk through issues and feelings related to their own grief experience in a supportive setting.

The upcoming sessions will be held on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:45 am, from Jan 19 – Apr 20 in Room 204 at Central Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA.  There is a participant’s cost of $30 to cover materials.

For more information, call The Emmaus Center at 509-946-1430

You can also visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org to find other groups in the area.

December 11, 2014  Three Rivers Community Foundation Grant

This morning we attended a Community Grants Ceremony and received a $500 grant to help us with an awareness event we are planning for October 2015.  The focus will be breaking down the stigma often associated with mental illness and exploring available services in our own community, including barriers, possible duplication and/or gaps.   Our model is a program put on in Orange County, CA by Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.

The Grants Ceremony was a wonderful celebration of the efforts of so many agencies and individuals  in our community to address needs in the areas of:  Animal Welfare, Arts, Education, Food, Health, Human Services, Religion, and Youth.  We are excited about future possibilities to partner with some of these agencies.  And, we applaud the efforts of the Three Rivers Community Foundation to channel financial assistance to meet these needs.

If you would like to learn more about The Emmaus Center or schedule a presentation with your church, service group, agency, or healthcare provider office, contact the Main Office at 509-946-1430 or call the toll-free number 1-844-375-3929.

November 10,  2014   #Giving Tuesday

Consider making an extra donation to The Emmaus Counseling Center on Giving Tuesday.

WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?

Giving Tuesday 2014

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

October 7, 2014  Walla Walla Office NOW OPEN

On October 1 we opened a satellite office in Walla Walla, located at 19 E. Birch, Suite 103.  Cynthia A. Wallace, LICSW who formerly had an independent practice in that space is now affiliated with The Emmaus Center and will be seeing clients by appointment.  To schedule,  call our new toll free number 1-844-375-3929.

If you would like to learn more about The Emmaus Center or schedule a presentation with your church, service group, agency, or healthcare provider office, contact the Main Office at 509-946-1430 or call the toll-free number.

September 8, 2014  GRIEFSHARE

The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or loss of friends and family due to relocation can be devastating.  As humans we must grieve losses and often it is hard to know how to work through that grief.

The Emmaus Center and Central United Protestant Church will again be hosting the 13-week series – GriefShare – which will feature a new updated video series.   In addition to the videos, the series offers participants time to talk through issues and feelings related to their own grief experience in a supportive setting.

The upcoming sessions will be held on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:45 am, from Sept 22 to Dec 15, 2014 at Central Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA.  There is a participants cost of $30 to cover materials.

For more information, call The Emmaus Center at 509-946-1430

You can also visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org

August 19, 2014  CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF SERVICE

The Emmaus Center saw our first client on September 1, 2004.  In the past ten years, we have served more than 5000 individuals of all ages.  If you have been a client of The Center or just support the services we provide, consider making a donation to our Samaritan Fund in honor of our Anniversary.  Click on “How Can I Help”  to learn more about this fund.

July 1, 2014   New Leadership at The Emmaus Center

Robert “BJ” Olson, MS, LMHC, has been promoted to Executive Director.  Patricia Lacy has been hired to serve as part-time Administrative Director which will allow Olson to continue to see clients.

Olson served as The Center’s Clinical Director for the past 9 years.  He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and previously worked at Lourdes Counseling Center and Lutheran Social Services.  He is an ordained pastor, serving at Richland Baptist Church and Hillview Baptist Church.

Lacy previously worked as Director of Health Information Management at Trios Health and Kadlec Regional Medical Center.  She also served as Adjunct Faculty at CBC and as Church Administrator at Central Church in Richland.  She has been a Friend of The Center’s Board since 2003.

 

 

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