Warmest thanks to Jacob of IWorldband for bringing his message of recovery through music to Caring Services on July 30th. With over 30 years in recovery, Jacob carries his message of faith and recovery throughout the country, performing over a thousand times.
Save the Date:
Welcome new Board of Directors members:
Jay Peterson and Timothy Peoples
Welcome new Staff members:
Diana Marsh and Christine Brown
10,000 AND COUNTING!!!!!
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church is excited to announce that we have passed the 10,000 count in our ONE CAN A WEEK ministry. This ministry was started less than four years ago as a means to send a steady source of food into Caring Services food bank by asking each family to bring one non-perishable food item to church each week. This has been a blessing for our congregation and another tie that binds us with love and appreciation to Caring Services.
We have so much #gratitude for this mini-grant! It came just in time: a veteran came to us with a toothache yesterday and we spent almost 1/3 of the grant to help him out.
Caroline Pegram, a social worker at Caring Services, was chosen to help represent the state of NC at #NatCon18. This opportunity supports NC in being at the forefront of the national conversation on behavioral health policy and treatment. Thank you to the National Council on Behavioral Health and Addiction Professionals of North Carolina for pushing to improve addiction treatment in our communities!
Learn more about the national council at https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/.
Becky adds: "Caroline Pegram is one of our clinicians and Chase Holleman (also pictured) was an intern and then employee with Caring Services. Congratulations to both of them for their outstanding work with men and women struggling with substance use disorders."
We will be sporting our tie dye shirts Thursday night at the High Point Annual Citywide Easter Egg Hunt, where we will be volunteering as monitors. We do this in conjunction with the High Point Parks and Recreation Department and it is treat for all to be a part of the community.
We’d also like to welcome LaMone Parker as our new Kitchen Coordinator. Mone comes with lots of experience in the kitchen and is making our lunch bunch very happy.
We’d like to thank Dan and Bill for coordinating the volunteers who are helping with meal preparation and serving at Ward Street Mission.
On Thursday, the staff of Caring Services will be welcoming Twyla Wilson to lead a Healing Trauma training. With a strong emphasis on grounding skills, the session topics include: the process of trauma, power and abuse, grounding and self-soothing, and healthy relationships. Since trauma is a risk factor in nearly all behavioral health and substance use disorders, we are especially happy that the City of High Point Community Development and Housing Department has provided the agency with a grant to train staff in how to more effectively deal with the trauma endured by those we serve.
We’d like to recognize Dr. John Jicha, My Eye Doctor, for generously providing eyeglasses and exams to our clients for a number of years. Dr. Jicha has been a great supporter of Caring Services and has enabled us to address the need for eye care with compassion and respect. Kudos to Dr. Jicha and his awesome staff!! 🤓❤️🙏
Once more, Guys Doin’ Stuff, St. Pius, worked their magic!!! Thanks for the great new fire pit! People will enjoy it for many years to come and will cherish memories of time spent around the pit. Thanks also to our CSI guys who helped. 🙏👏🏼🔥
We are grateful for our many supporters who donate time, money, services, and labor.