December 9, 2016 Former Reston cafe worker now cooks in her own restaurant kitchen – Fairfax County Times
As you tick off your holiday gift list this season, please consider adding a few items from INMED’s Amazon Wish List for our kids at the Opportunity Center. It’s quick, easy and you don’t have to fight holiday traffic to do something kind for a child in need. Click here for some inexpensive gift ideas: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/37IH0LBES0QN2/ref=cm_sw_su_w
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 http://fivestoneswellness.com.
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 http://opportunitycenter.us/programs/. If you know of someone who’s on the verge of homelessness, contact Cecilia Diaz-Yap at 703-729-4951.
http://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/l/best-of-loudoun-2017/Ballot/AroundLoudounhttp://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/l/best-of-loudoun-2017/Ballot/AroundLoudoun. 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!
Here at the Opportunity Center, we salute our faithful volunteers who make our work in the community possible. Thank you, one and all! For information on becoming a volunteer at INMED’s Opportunity Center in Sterling, e-mail Erin Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote for INMED in the 2017 Best of Loudoun contest! Write INMED Partnerships for Children in the Around Loudoun Category/Subcategory: Nonprofit/Civic-Support Organization. Voting closes on Dec. 31. Share the link with your friends and post on social media. Support our work! Support our kids!
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: http://loudounnow.com/2016/11/28/lpd-spankys-shenanigans-team-up-to-help-inmedmothernet-families/