Thankful Thursday – Destress is Best

The INMED staff at the Opportunity Center is especially grateful to Dr. Martha Calihan, MD and her staff at Five Stones Institute for their recent Mindfulness Retreat. From healthy menus to destressing techniques, our staff learned ways to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. At the end of the retreat, we all felt relaxed and fortified to better serve the children and families who need our support! To learn more about mindfulness, visit

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Homelessness Prevention

Did you know that nearly 2,000 children in Loudoun County are considered homeless? While many are not living in shelters or tent cities, they are living unstable lives, sleeping on a friend’s couch one week or in a car the next week. INMED’s Homelessness Prevention program works with families to keep them in their homes. Through intensive case management, our housing team teaches families how to budget, plan and avoid eviction, in addition to providing the tools and resources to help parents develop marketable skills, find better employment and raise healthier children. These teams work tirelessly to lift families out of poverty and onto a path to better lives. Learn more at If you know of someone who’s on the verge of homelessness, contact Cecilia Diaz-Yap at 703-729-4951.


VOTE FOR INMED’s US program in the 2017 BEST OF LOUDOUN contest! Simply click on INMED Partnerships in the “Around Loudoun” Category/Subcategory: “Nonprofit/Civic-Support Organization.” Voting closes on Dec. 31. You don’t have to be a resident of Loudoun County to vote. Share the link with your friends! Support our work! Support our kids!

Thankful Thursday

We are extremely grateful to the Leesburg Police Department and its employees, who donated money to provide early Thanksgiving dinners to families involved in INMED’s Healthy Families Loudoun program—an annual tradition since 2007. Spanky’s Shenanigans has prepared the meals for the past 7 years. A big shout-out to Spanky’s owner Azmi Zarou, Police Chief Gregory Brown (pictured here) and all the Leesburg Police Department employees for making this a favorite event at INMED! Read the article in Loudoun Now: