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Program Helps Families Find Answers About Addiction
When a loved one struggles with a Substance Use Disorder, the whole family experiences the heartache. Confronted by the reality that the addiction crisis is taking it’s toll on our community, families are looking for answers – How do I know if my child is using? Are there things I can do to keep him from using? How do I help someone I love who is addicted? This overwhelming problem requires a strong community response. JCS is joining with Beth El Congregation, Maryland Faith Health Network and Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc to present Families and Addiction, a free community event on Sunday, February 17, 10:00am-Noon, at Beth El Congregation.
The morning will feature Lisa Hillman, author of Secret No More: A Story of Hope for Parents with An Addicted Child. A Panel discussion featuring individuals in recovery, people impacted by their loved one’s addiction, and treatment professionals will finish out the morning program. Registration is preferred: Yvonne@bethelbalto.com. For more information, contact Howard Reznick, Manager of Prevention Education for JCS, at 410-843-7451.
JCS Scholarships Available to Eligible Jewish High School Seniors
Attention Class of 2019: JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university.
Scholarships are available for Jewish high school seniors who fit one of the following categories:
- Students with a documented diagnosed learning disability
- Students from a single parent home
Central Scholarship administers the application process for JCS scholarships. Visit www.central-scholarship.org for more information and to apply online. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2019.
Parkinson’s Support Group
Jewish Community Services, in sponsorship with the Edward A. Myerberg Center and the Parkinson’s Disease Movement Disorders Center of Johns Hopkins University, holds a monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for community members with Parkinson’s and their families and caregivers.
The group, which is free and open to the public, meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road in Baltimore from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome.
Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disease in which the brain stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Since dopamine helps people regulate their body movements and emotions, without it patients can experience great difficulty. While there’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there is help for the nearly one million people in the US who are living with it.
For specific meeting dates or for more information, visit jcsbaltimore.org/parkinsons or call 410-843-7352.
Support Group for Adults with Low Vision
Jewish Community Services (JCS) offers a Support Group for Adults with Low Vision. The ongoing group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore.
Participants hear informative speakers, learn about helpful resources, and gain support from people facing similar challenges. There is no fee, and new members are welcome. This group is supported by the Sylvan and Isabelle Ribakow Low Vision Support Group Endowment Fund of JCS.
For more information, please contact Rachel Brodsky at 410-843-7421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
People whose lives have been touched by adoption, especially adult adoptees and birthparents, often have a strong interest in searching for family connections. Come join a monthly Adoption Search Group offered by Jewish Community Services. In this non-sectarian group, facilitated by Myra Hettleman, LCSW-C, Adoption Specialist, participants discuss whether to search, how to search, and how to handle issues that arise after searching. A small fee is charged. For more information call 410-843-7365.
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