The Corliss Group Organization On Faith: Christians’ role in helping people with mental illness

Dr. Harold Koenig, a faculty member at Duke Medical Center and director of Duke’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, will kick-off a series of Sunday seminars from Feb. 2 through March 2 on the role of Christians in helping people with mental illness.

University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St., will host the series from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the church chapel.

Koenig has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics and religion, with nearly 400 scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and 40 books in print or in preparation.

His research has been featured on more than 50 national and international TV news programs, including “The Today Show,” “World News Tonight” and “Good Morning America.” He has had multiple National Public Radio and BBC interviews.

On Sunday, his topic is “Research Related to Faith and Illness.”

• Feb. 9: “Introduction and Overview on Mental Illness, Dementia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Jane Campbell, RN, MSN.

• Feb. 16: “Managing Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia,” Robin Gilliam, MSW.

• Feb. 23: “Coping with Substance Abuse and Addictions: Effects on Families and Caregivers,” Jane Campbell.

• March 2: “Treatment Options Available: Medications, Resources & Support Services,” Gray Kirby, PharmD, and Mike Lancaster, MD.

A book, “Creating a Circle of Caring: The Church and the Mentally Ill” by Shirley H. Strobel, will guide the series and be available for $10.

Call the church office at 919-929-7191 for further information.

Aging in place seminar

Temple Baptist Church, 4504 Sterling Drive, is offering a free community seminar from 4 to 5:15 p.m. starting Sunday and continuing for four weeks for senior adults and adult children with aging parents.

These workshops will discuss what needs to be done if a parent or you wishes to age in place and what services are available. Or if you are interested in a retirement facility, what is available in Durham along with options, requirements and financial considerations.

For further information, call 919-309-0050.

Musicology workshop

BUMP, a workshop series that is targeting up to 180 youth at six sites in Durham and Chapel Hill will launch its winter/spring musicology workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill St.

BUMP uses music to help African American youth achieve greater success in school and in life.

In this hands-on workshop, students listen, perform on instruments, play games and participate in movement to learn the history and culture behind talking drums and work songs, for example. Special guest artists Osei Appiagyei, drummer with the African American Dance Ensemble and Vaughn Audain, leader of Sensory Expressions Steel Pan Ensemble have been invited to teach.

BUMP is a new nonprofit music education organization in the Triangle. It was founded in Boston in 2005 by Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe, a Ph.D. in Musicology from Duke where she is a Duke Visiting Scholar.

BUMP moved its headquarters to the Triangle in 2012 to take advantage of the area’s rich academic, artistic and community resources, she said last week, and is in partnership with Duke Memorial where its office is located.

Eighteen Durham Public Schools are seeking to include BUMP in their after-school programs for next school year, according to the director. Right now, the organization is seeking to raise $15,000 for instruments and equipment for the program.

To make tax deductible contributions to the program or for further information, get in touch with Bledsoe, executive director, at 919-667-0386 or The mailing address for BUMP is 504 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham 27701.

McCorkle reading

Jill McCorkle will read from “Life After Life,” her most recent novel, in a 7 p.m. reading and discussion on Sunday, Feb. 9, hosted by the Book Club at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church.

McCorkle has written 10 books, of which five have been selected as New York Times Notable Books. Her most recent was described by Booklist as “by turns comic, insightful and heart wrenching … It shows how old age can give us a second chance to see ourselves rightly, be truer to those we love and inspire those we leave behind.”

The public is invited to this event that will conclude with a reception and opportunity to speak with the author.

The church is located at 102 W. Tryon St.

For more information in regards with providing supports needed to lead fulfilling and satisfying lives in the community, you may visit The Corliss Group Organization.



The Corliss Institute – Where the Students Are the Teachers


On the first day of the semester, nine people wander into the fine arts room at Lebanon College, taking seats at tables arranged in a rectangle. Outside, the wind pushes dry leaves across the concrete walkway; inside, the students unpack laptops, notebooks, pens and pencils. As a warmup, they each choose a word to describe how they are feeling. Kimberley Wolk is “a little heartsick” because she had to put her orange and white tabby cat, Casey, to sleep that day. Her eyes are sad behind her glasses, and classmate Ashley Dow walks over to hug her. “I love you,” Dow says. A handful of others jump up to hug Wolk, who musters a smile. “OK,” she says. “Go sit down.” They wrap up one agenda item, and Patrick Green, who is running the seminar that week, pauses. “Shall I go on?”

“You’re leading,” Wolk says. “You decide.” “Oh, OK,” Green says, and moves to the next topic. The college is their home base, but the men and women are part of Global Campuses Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to provide advanced learning opportunities for people with disabilities. In addition to the Upper Valley site, known as Shiremont, the Randolph-based organization has seven campuses in Vermont and seven in Thailand, with an eighth soon to open.

Participants design and lead the classes, with coaching from their peers and staff members. They create the course schedule, organize fundraisers, serve on the board of directors, and name their sites — Shiremont is an amalgam of New Hampshire and Vermont. As the semester unfolds, students use feedback from peers and staff members to refine their teaching. Their weekly seminars, such as the one led by Green, include teaching methods and discussions about campuswide concerns. “I think the cellphone thing is kind of an issue,” Dow said during the seminar.

The Corliss Institute

Community First! Helping the Homeless Through Community Development


In Austin, Texas, the organization Mobile Loaves & Fishes has started a new program for the homeless: Community First! a village of tiny houses and other small domiciles. Lee Morgan of the New York Daily News reported recently,


A life of relative luxury awaits homeless people in Texas with the construction of a new gated neighborhood featuring a garden, drive-in theater and air stream motel.


Hundreds of down-and-outs in east Austin will have the chance to get back on their feet by moving into the pioneering Community First Village.


Residents will have to work and pay a minimal rent to be able to stay at the compound, which will be nestled in 27 acres of land east of U.S. Highway 183.


Mobile Loaves & Fishes is explicitly motivated by Christian principles and has been working with the homeless in Austin since the mid-1990s. The webpage for Community First! even quotes Genesis 2:15: “The Lord God took the man and settled him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and take care of it.” Their work in the past has involved not only feeding the homeless with their food trucks but helping them find employment, obtain upward mobility, and shelter.


In my recent Acton Commentary, “Solar-Powered Simplicity: A First World Luxury,” I briefly highlighted the tiny house movement, a trend in the U.S. of people building and living in tiny homes. Many people are attracted to the simplicity and eco-friendly consumption levels of such small living. Others in the world, however, do not live small as a luxury:


Yet there are many today who do not live in tiny houses by choice but through the necessity of crushing poverty. These houses are not the quaint adventure of youthful, childless couples but often the only shelter for large, extended families. They are not solar-powered or, for that matter, powered at all.


Community First! is doing something remarkable in that they are connecting those who have no homes in the first world — in this case Austin — with this comparatively low-cost, yet high quality, housing.


The goal of Community First! is to build a village of these small, affordable homes including a chapel, community garden, workshop, and medical facilities on site. “Like us, [the homeless] are God’s beautiful but broken children, God’s estranged family,” says one of the founders in their promotional video.


Broken families are the top cause of homelessness — the homeless are people, for all varieties of reasons, who have nowhere to turn, no support system. But like everyone else, they too are created in the image of God, created for faith, fellowship, and flourishing. Community First! takes a holistic approach to serving the homeless, understanding additionally that having work to do and bills to pay can be dignifying. After all, God made us to cultivate and care for the world he has made. Work is and ought to be a good thing. AEI’s Arthur Brooks has even recently argued in the New York Times that earned success in one’s work is a key factor in happiness.


In embracing this perspective, Community First! offers a way not only to meet basic needs of the poor, but to help them break out of a cycle of many costly programs and experience true human flourishing. Kelly McCarthy comments on this in her own post on the ministry:


Supporter Alan Graham, of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, notes that the price of not housing these folks costs taxpayers about $10 million a year, not to mention the emotional and psychological tolls on the homeless themselves. Graham says that, for the most part, local residents seem to be in favor of the project, “We haven’t converted everybody, but when people come out here they go, ‘Oh!’ They see a chapel; they see medical and vocational services on site, and they learn that residents will not live there for free; they’ll pay a monthly rent.”


Furthermore, such innovative and dignifying efforts at poverty alleviation are themselves examples of people using the creativity God has given them in order to serve the good of others. We’ll see how the effort pans out, but the idea, at least, seems laudable to me.

Estää petokset ja kavallukset yleishyödyllinen organisaatio

Ilmoitti 26 päivänä lokakuuta 2013 Washington Post että 2008-2012, yli 1000 ei-voittoa osoitti satojen miljoonien tappiot Varkaus, petos, kavallus ja muut luvattoman käytön ja organisaation varat. Mainittu post-tutkimuksessa yhdistyksille ja uskonnolliset järjestöt kärsivät kuudesosa kaikki suuret kavallus, toinen vain rahoituspalvelujen alalla.

Vaikka luvut ovat kauhistuttavia, tämä suuntaus ei yllätä heidät ihanteellinen maailmassa, joka on tiedetty pitkään yhdistyksille ovat hyvin alttiita petos ja kavallus. Aatteellisuus määritetään tavallisesti sosiaalisesti hyödyllisiin tarkoituksiin ja olettaa, että työntekijöilleen, erityisesti ylimmän johdon osuus organisaation hyväntekeväisyystarkoituksiin. Sellaisenaan yhdistyksille yleensä ole luottavaisempi työntekijöidensä ja lievempiä varainhoidon valvonnan kuin voittoa kollegansa. Näin ollen saalista ne kuuluvat kavalluksesta ja muita työntekijän huijaus hälyttävästi. Viimeinen esimerkki, kuten Washington Post:

–      Vuodesta 1999 vuoteen 2007 johti American Legacy Foundationin voittoa omistettu valistava vaaroista tupakointi, arvioitu 3,4 miljoonaa menetykset väitetyt kavallukset entinen työntekijä.

–      Vuonna 2012 ilmoitti maailmanlaajuinen rahasto aidsin, tuberkuloosin ja malarian taistelemaan liittovaltion varojen väärinkäyttöä tai perusteettomia kuluja 43 miljoonaa dollaria.

–      Vuonna 2011 raportoitu Vassar veljekset Medical Center New Yorkissa Poughkeepsie tappio 8,6 miljoonaa dollaria kautta tiettyjen lääketieteellisten laitteiden “varkaus”.

–      Lisäksi ilmoittaneet Washington Post tapahtumat ovat muita esimerkkejä:

–      27. Helmikuuta 2013 on entinen Chief Financial Officer for New York luvun Amerikan Punaisen Ristin tuomittiin kahdesta seitsemään vuotta vankilassa grand varkaus. Entinen johtaja kavalsi yli 274,000 vuosina 2005–2009, käyttää rahaa maksaa lapsilleen vaatteita, opetus ja muut henkilökohtaiset kulut.

–      8. Marraskuuta 2012 entisen pääjohtajan H.O.W. säätiö, voittoa tavoittelematon alkoholi ja lääkehoidon keskusta Tulsa, Oklahoma, tuomittiin 15 kuukauden vankeuteen ja määräsi heidät maksamaan vahingonkorvausta pettääkseen H.O.W. kahdeksan vuoden aikana yli 1,5 miljoonaa dollaria. Entinen toimitusjohtaja kirjoitti itse luvattoman tarkistaa 213 yhteensä yli 1,35 miljoonaa dollaria ja kavalsi yli 200.000 dollaria siitä säästäväisyys Storesta hoitaa voittoa.

–      12 Päivänä lokakuuta 2013 oli aiemmin Project Genesis talousjohtaja, Connecticut yleishyödyllinen järjestö palvelee aikuisille ja lapsille vammaisten tuomittiin 33 kuukautta vankilassa vaalitaistelusta yli 348,000 organisaation kolmen vuoden ajan.

The Corliss Group Home Agency på sysselsetting hjelp


Vår utvidet sysselsetting Program gir medlemmene med opplæring i arbeidsvaner, fylle ut programmer, bruke offentlig transport og muttere og bolter av arbeidsrutiner. Et hyppig problem for mange er at av mellommenneskelige relasjoner på jobb og hvordan å håndtere endringer i kolleger eller veiledere. Andre kritiske problemer kan være promptness og klær.

Noen medlemmer har daglige jobber på Corliss som forbereder dem for fremtiden av nettstedet. Corliss tilbyr uformell jobb coaching til de medlemmene trenger hjelp på jobben, i tillegg til fullskala støttes Employment Services (gjennom Rhode Island Office av rehabilitering tjenestene) for de medlemmene som har behov for støtte og cueing vil kreve mer enn to måneder av assistanse. Vi har funnet at nær halvparten av våre medlemmer kan og arbeider med minimum støtter og coaching når jobb og tidsplan er forstått. Samtidig er Corliss klar til å fortsette støtter, opplærings- og når angitt og behov.

I dag, Corliss tilbyr begrenset timer på stedet betalt arbeid for medlemmer, arbeid med byrået gjenvinning prosjektet, tilgang til off-site bedrifter og selskaper innhentet gjennom støttes sysselsetting nettverk og sporadiske arbeider av bedrifter i området som har behov for konkrete prosjekter skal fullføres eller posisjoner skal fylles.

Det bør bemerkes at Corliss ikke finansiere, tilbyr eller støtte lune Workshop ‘arbeidsliv, og at noen “arbeid mannskap” utviklet gjennom byrået prosjekter er i naturen av trening og ferdigheter oppkjøpet bare: våre mål er ekte jobber for ekte lønn i integrert innstillinger.

Rhode Island School för döva

Rhode Island skola för döva är en kritisk, strategiska och lyhörd pedagogiska centrum med ett engagemang för pedagogisk kvalitet för barn som är döva eller hörselskadade, en viktig låg incidens befolkning. Rhode Island skola för dövas uppdrag är att säkerställa att alla Rhode Island barn som är döva eller hörselskadade blir skrivkunnig, oberoende och produktiv medborgare som och uppnå livsmål. Rhode Island skola för döva kommer att utföra detta uppdrag genom:

  • Smide partnerskap med familjer, skoldistrikt och organ.
  • Ledarskap och, opinionsbildning pedagogisk expertis att framsteg ett kontinuum av pedagogiska alternativ som hedra enskilda barns behov och bygger på en omfattande bedömning i hela-barn;
  • Hängivenhet till beprövad bästa pedagogiska metoder i språk och kommunikation tillgång och utnyttjande av amerikanskt teckenspråk och Svenska;
  • Att etablera och upprätthålla höga förväntningar på alla elever genom en tillgänglig, engagerande, standardbaserade läroplan som främjar sociala, yrkesmässiga och postgymnasiala framgång och använder state-of-the-art-teknik;
  • Respekt för olika kulturer och perspektiv av familjer och elever; och

Uppmuntra och stödja elevernas val och självbestämmande för att säkerställa deras

eftergymnasial erfarenheter.

Corliss Institute, Inc. – Ota yhteyttä

Corliss Institute, Inc.


20 Nobert Street

Warren, RI-02885

Faksi/TTY – 401 245-8023

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