National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
Taking on the challenges of mental health conditions, health coverage and the stigma of mental illness requires all of us. In many communities, these problems are increased by less access to care, cultural stigma and lower quality care.
The Summit County Fair is taking place the first full week of August! "It's a traditional small town county fair with cowboys and bucking broncos, a carnival midway, beauty queens, home canned goods, flowers, vegetables, and more. Events are held throughout Summit County and home base is quiet, scenic Coalville, Utah." Find Emma Zevallos hosting a table during the event, and be sure to say "hi!"
We have expanded the transitional housing pilot program from 6 apartments to 12 for longer term housing needs. The transitional housing program supports both domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Our safe and secure residential housing includes voluntary services such as advocacy, program referrals, and safety planning for survivors and their children. Transitional housing empowers participants to move toward healing, independence, and self-sufficiency within six to 24 months. On April 1st we celebrated a historic milestone for our community campus with residents and families occupying all 12 apartments.
Thank you so much to Anita Lewis for your amazing donation! Anita's donation to Peace House allowed us to stock our pantry for survivors living on campus. Providing basics such as food can alleviate stressors and allow survivors to focus on healing.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers!
We were so happy to have the chance to thank our wonderful volunteers in June. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do at Peace House each day. From front desk, to facilities, to our hospital response team and beyond, we are incredibly grateful for the individuals who choose to volunteer with us.
If you are interested in volunteering, please check out our website, peacehouse.org, or contact our new volunteer and HR coordinator Rylie Stone at Rylie@peacehouse.org