Southside Wellness Coalition Meeting Minutes for April 2024

  Southside Wellness Coalition held its monthly membership meeting Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Southside Behavioral Health’s administration building in Clarksville, VA, and on Zoom. The guest speaker was Allison Byrne, Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator at the Richmond Veterans Affairs office. She discussed the results of our Veterans Community Needs Assessment. Download her presentation…

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Coalition and sheriff’s office host substance-use education

On Sunday April 21, 2024, the Southside Wellness Coalition and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office joined together to host a Hidden In Plain Sight educational event at Bethany Baptist Church in Baskerville. Community partners and advocates such as the Virginia Poison Control Center at VCU Health, Virginia Department of Health, Resilient Pathways, Virginia Medical Services Corps, Trauma Awareness &…

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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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