Community Groups Workshops/Meetings for August

Every Tuesday—Full Circle Recovery Center Learn to Cope. Learn to Cope (LTC) is a support group for parents, family members, spouses, and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. Meetings are held Tuesdays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at Full Circle Recovery Center located at 3261 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC. LTC offers compassionate, experienced facilitators who have been there, support, resources, educational material, and guest speakers who are in long term recovery or professionals in the field. For more information, please contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920.

Every Thursday—NAMI Connections. Starting at 7 PM at Memorial Methodist Church, located at 4668 Old Murphy Rd, Franklin. This meeting is hosted by NAMI Appalachian South and is for individuals with mental illness and family members with a loved one with mental illness. The group focuses on support, education, resources, and advocacy. For more information contact Donita at dcwithnami@yahoo.com or 828-526-9510.

First Thursday of each month—Caregiver Group Meeting. Starting at 6 PM at Region A Partnership for Children’s Murphy far west office located at 141 Peachtree St, Suite 5, Professional Building, Murphy. This group focuses on families raising a child with a special need. Caregivers share their experiences to help strengthen other caregivers. For more information contact Jody at jody@regionakids.org or 828-506-6111.

First Thursday of each month—NAMI Haywood Support Group—Group meets from 6:30 PM – 8 PM at Haywood Regional Medical Center, 2nd Floor Classroom. This is a peer support group for individuals dealing with mental illness (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, schizophrenia, etc) and for family members and friends who have a loved one with these illnesses. Join us in a safe, confidential environment to share concerns, and gain insight, understanding and hope. For further information. Contact Mary Ann @ 828-779- 1923.

Second Thursday of each month—Caregiver Group Meeting. Starting at 6:30 PM at 67 Bryson Ave Bryson City. This group focuses on families raising a child with a special need. Caregivers share their experiences to help strengthen other caregivers. For more information contact Jody at jody@regionakids.org or 828-506- 6111.

Second Wednesday of each month—Caregiver Group Meeting. Starting at 6 PM at the Children’s Developmental Services Agency Sylva office. This group focuses on families raising a child with a special need. Caregivers share their experiences to help strengthen other caregivers. For more information contact Jody at jody@regionakids.org or 828-506-6111.

Second Saturday of each month—Caregiver Group Meeting. Starting at 10 AM at Longs Chapel located at 133 Old Clyde Rd Waynessville. This group focuses on families raising a child with a special need. Caregivers share their experiences to help strengthen other caregivers. For more information contact Jody at jody@regionakids.org or 828-506-6111.

Third Tuesday of each month—Art with Ashley—Each class is different! Art/music/snacks. Classes start at 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM. Held at A Small Miracle LLC located at 1170 S Main St Waynesville. Cost of $5 per person. For more information contact Sarah @ 828-564-5650.

Third Thursday of each month—Caregiver Group Meeting. Starting at 6 PM at Macon Public Library located at 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin. This group focuses on families raising a child with a special need. Caregivers share their experiences to help strengthen other caregivers. For more information contact Jody at jody@regionakids.org or 828-506-6111.

Fourth Monday of each month—Adolescent Support Group for Chronic Medical Conditions 4 PM – 5 PM. Are you a teenager with a medical condition? Do you wish that you could talk to others in similar conditions? This group will be a welcoming, non-judgmental, safe place for you to share your experiences and struggles, laugh with each other, and build a sense of community. Group will meet in the Reuter’s Outpatient Building of Mission Children’s Hospital, in the Chapel. Participants must have a current Mission Outpatient provider. For more information contact Sarah Kirkpatrick at 828-213-1869 or Sarah.kirkpatrick@msj.org.

Smart Start (SS) / Local Interagency Coordinating Council (LICC) Team Meetings—Cherokee County meets the 1st Wednesday of each month starting @ 1:00 PM; Clay County meets the 1st Thursday of each month starting @ 1:30 PM; Graham County meets the 2nd Thursday of each month starting @ 9:30 AM; Haywood County meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting @ 10:30 AM; Jackson County meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting @ 12 noon; Macon County meets the 4th Thursday of the month starting @ 12 noon; and, Swain County meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting @ 1:30 PM. For more details visit: http://regionakids.org/sslicc.

Strengthening Families Program Ages 6-11—The Swain County Family Resource Center would like to invite you and your family to participate in their Strengthening Families program!!! A great program to explore new skills! Fun Family Activites! Free childcare for children under 5. Incentives and Walmart Gift card upon completion! For more information or interested in participating please call the Swain County Family Resource Center at 828-488-7505.

Summer Nutrition Programs—Federal Assistance Programs that provide free meals to economically disadvantaged children during the summer. All children 18 and under are eligible for the free meals. Location in Jackson County includes the First Baptist Church – Sylva 669 W Main St until 8/11/2017 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and lunch from 11:45 am until 12:30 pm;

Summer Nutrition Programs—Federal Assistance Programs that provide free meals to economically disadvantaged children during the summer. All children 18 and under are eligible for the free meals. Locations in Swain County include all Swain County Schools until 8/11/17 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with breakfast from 7:30 am to 9 am and lunch from 11:30 am until 1 pm. For more information call the School Nutrition Program at 828-488-3129 ext 5126 or Swain Middle School Cafeteria at 828-488-3480 ext 5337.

August 25, 2017—Tobacco Media Spokes Person Training--Please save the date of August 25th, from 10-3 for the Tobacco Media Spokesperson Training. Details to follow. Please contact Tobin Lee at Tel: 828.349.2480 or tobin@mountainwise.org to learn more.

August 30, 2017—IEP Workshop—This workshop is being co-sponsored with the Family Support Network of Region A, a program of Region A Partnership for Children and Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center. All materials will be provided at no cost! This interactive workshop will include: a brief overview of what’s included in the IEP – Individualized Education Program; how to participate in the development of your child’s IEP; how to review your child’s Present Level(s) of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP); how to ensure that your child’s IEP goals are measurable and specific to meet your child’s needs; explanations and examples of accommodations and modifications that can be used to support your child’s learning; and, strategies and tips for successful meetings. Time will be provided for questions and answers. Presented by Anne Johnston from ECAC. The workshop starts at 6 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. Location for workshop is Full Circle Recovery located at 3261 Georgia Rd Franklin. Flyer to follow soon. For more information or to register contact Jody Miller at 828-631-3900 ext 126 or jody@regionakids.org.

August 31, 2017—Autism: Basic Strategies for Volunteers (Webinar)--This training is geared towards volunteers in faith communities and other community volunteers who want a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Objectives: to build a better understanding of what ASD is and to review some basic strategies for working with individuals with autism to learn about helpful resources for ASD. Webinar starts at 10 am until 11 am. For questions about the webinar contact Wanda Curley at wcurley@autismsociety-nc.org. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-basic-strategies-for-volunteers-webi....

Date(s): 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm