In the News

 2020

Safe Haven coordinator describes work to Loudonville Rotary

Ballot includes renewal levies from Mental Health and Recovery, Developmental Disability Boards

IHeartMedia Ashland/Mansfield launches 2nd annual homeless campaign with Mechanics Bank

Women’s Fund of Ashland County Community Foundation announces 2020 grants

Volunteers help Ashland residents with yard work for annual Day of Caring

Ashland Kicks Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month With Vigil

Executive Director of Ashland mental health center issues heart-felt statement to those struggling with addiction

School liaison program connects families with resources throughout Ashland County

Safe Haven announces events to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Center for Community Research & Evaluation Services releases evaluation of school-community liaison program

 Legislators tour rape crisis, domestic violence shelter, discuss funding

Domestic violence shelters stay open during "Stay at Home" period

Youths Helping Youths: IMPACT Council aids younger generations in Ashland

Ashland County Community Foundation Announces 2020 IMPACT Youth Grants

Ashland County Community Foundation's 2nd round of nonprofit relief grants brings total to $95,627

Ashland Noon Lions Club awards $2,000 in special grants to local agencies

Nearly $1 million in funding is headed to domestic violence shelters across Ohio

CEO You Should Know - Jerry Strausbaugh

Local leaders look to "Make Ashland Count" in 2020 census

Winter blues, depression topic of next Redbird Resilient program

 

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Celebrating the Deeper Message of the Holidays this Season

COVID-19 has changed how we celebrate this year. I encourage you to think of ways to use the technology available to make these holidays special. Use a social media app to get family together and make a craft. Send out the list of needed supplies and let everyone get what they need before the meeting. Read stories to your grandchildren over the phone or computer. Use the same to Share stories of Christmases past. Use the Netflix party app to remotely watch a holiday movie together and chat. There are still ways to celebrate this season. Find creative ways to adapt. It will help manage the loneliness you may be dealing with this year.

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Stress Management Practices for the Holidays

This week is a week where many of us are celebrating holidays or holy days, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza are on many of our minds. Rather than allowing these special days to become stressful by focusing on planning and getting tasks done, focus on the relationships and deeper the meaning of each celebration. The deeper message in all of these holidays can give us hope and strengthen our resilience. Allow them to enrich your faith while you treasure the people in your life whom you love. 

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Managing Holiday COVID-19 and Post-Election Stress

With COVID-19 affecting our holidays, schools going more and more remote, and the lingering post-election stress it is important to ask ourselves questions that help us manage our stress response.   The Greater Good Science Center poses a few questions to help us think about how we are managing and reacting got what is going on around us (Smith & Suttie 10.2020).

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