Member Spotlight: Jeanette Grimes

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I am acquainted with the great work Southside Wellness Coalition has done and is doing in our local communities. I had been attending meetings for over a year. I thought to myself, “I want to take my advocacy and action further.” Those thoughts are what prompted me…

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Southside Wellness Coalition Meeting Minutes for Februray 2024

Southside Wellness Coalition held its monthly membership meeting Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Southside Behavioral Health’s administration building in Clarksville, VA, and on Zoom. The guest speaker was Everett Brubaker of Community Housing Partners. He spoke about CHP’s programs, particularly its federally funded weatherization services for low-income households. Minutes Download the minutes here. Next meeting…

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Southside Wellness Coalition leaders gather for training

The members of the Southside Wellness Coalition leadership team held a retreat Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Southside Behavioral Health administration building. The retreat included sessions with Face to Face Space coach and trainer Paul Short, who led the team through exercises and discussions about planning, engagement, culture, communication, and community integration. In addition, the…

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Member Spotlight: Laura Castle

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I have participated in several of the community trainings and found these to be beneficial. As a result of this I have been on the mailing list for quite some time and was recently asked to join the Leadership Team. What do you consider to be one…

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Member Spotlight: Christine Pennington

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I joined SWC to be a part of an organization that identifies the community needs, creates awareness, and works to spearhead change. What do you consider to be one of Southside’s biggest challenges? Creating a cohesive approach between agencies to adjusting community problems within rural Virginia. What…

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Member Spotlight: Sherry Elaina Martin

What prompted you to join Southside Wellness Coalition? I have seen firsthand, both personally and professionally, how substance use disorder can impact not only an individual and their family, but an entire community. Being part of an organization that is dedicated to reducing the impact drugs have on our community is a privilege, as well…

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