Valarie Dowell, Community Outreach Advocate, has completed the Ohio MHAS Integrated Peer Supporter Training.

Peer Services is a process of giving/receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences. Peer Services are provided by individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, who use their lived experience as a tool to assist others by sharing their personal journeys and knowledge.

Individuals engaged in peer services play a vital role in laying the foundation for sustained recovery. They encourage, inspire and empower others to set recovery goals and achieve them. Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

June 30th, 2017

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Community Outreach Advocates at rally held at the University of Cincinnati.

June 29th, 2017

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Join the Community Outreach Advocates “Push 4 Peace” community conversation, tonight at 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Price Hill Recreation Center. This event is free and open to the public.

June 29th, 2017

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EVERYONE is cordially invited to walk with the Office of Human Relations (OHR) at the Northside 4th of July Parade. Please bring lots of candy to “hand” out. OHR staff member, Althea Barnett, will be at the parade site by 11:00 am to get us signed in and will make every effort to have our banner visible so individuals can find us in the line-up.  Any questions, please call our office, 513-352-3237.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1687086954933753/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2217%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Northside 4th of July Parade Participant Rules:

** We advise you to be in the staging lot with your whole group assembled no later than 11:30 am.
** This event is rain or shine. Safety is always at the forefront, but will wait until the very last moment to do so and communicate that accordingly. No news is good news.

Parking for Non-Parade Vehicles
Because parking is limited in the staging lot, there’s no parking for vehicles that aren’t IN the parade; however, a shuttle will be provided from the McKie Recreational Center at 1655 Chase Ave.

Shuttle Times
A bus will be making regular trips to and from McKie (1655 Chase) to the staging lot (Greater Bethlehem Temple, 4781 Hamilton Ave).

The shuttle runs 9:30AM until 11:30AM. The parade will commence at 12:00PM sharp.

At the End of the Parade
The parade will conclude at Blue Rock St at Hoffner Park.

Other Details
** You may drop off people for your entry at the staging lot, then you must move your car; only vehicles in the parade may be in the staging lot
** Bring sunscreen, water and food for your people and animals
** There is a port-o-let behind McKie (shuttle pick-up), and two near the staging lot, but that’s it. Be prepared.
** Do not throw items into the crowd or the street. You may hand items to the public on the curb.
** Be considerate about causing large gaps in the parade – keep it going.
** If you have an animal, you must pick up all poop, horses require bags on their rears.
** Pick up all trash in the staging lot before you leave for the parade route. Northside, Cincinnati Northside Community 4th of July Parade Northside Community Council

June 29th, 2017

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Valarie Dowell, Community Outreach Advocate was a presenter at the 2017 National Healthcare for the Homeless Conference held in Washington DC, Saturday, June 24th. 

Topic: Fostering Trauma Informed Leadership Skills for Consumers. This workshop explained trauma and trauma-informed care in a way that is understandable, accessible, self-care, and de-escalation.

June 28th, 2017

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Join us on Thursday, June 29, 5:30-7:00PM at the Price Hill Recreation Center. All are welcome.

This event is free and open to the public.

June 27th, 2017

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Join our “They want to grow up Peace March” on Saturday, July 29th, 12:00NOON at Findlay Park. All are welcome to this free event.

June 27th, 2017

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Community Outreach Advocate, Dorron Hunter, thanked by kids for his role as dad

http://www.wlwt.com/article/community-advocate-thanked-by-kids-for-his-role-as-dad/10040727

June 27th, 2017

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On Monday, June 26th, OHR received a site visit from Linda Alvarado-Arce, Executive Director and Keith B. Jordan, Sr., Board Chairman, City of Toledo, Ohio, Board of Community Relations. Discussion centered around what other Human Relations Commissions are doing in their communities.

 

June 27th, 2017

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Once ex-convicts have served their sentence, they are free to live their lives again alongside the rest of us.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/06/26/ex-convicts-some-best-employees/416025001/

 

June 27th, 2017

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