Celebrating Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In 2008, Congress passed a resolution that established the month of July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This month highlights the following aims: To improve access to mental health treatment and services. To address the need for improved access to care, treatment, and services for those diagnosed with severe and …

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Getting Clients Ready to Rent

Enroll in Springboard’s FREE Ready to Rent program offered once a week for 6 weeks. Participants work closely with housing specialists and peers to learn how to: Overcome barriers to rental housing. Know your responsibilities as a tenant. Understand Landlord/Tenant Law in relationship to you and your lease. Identify and take steps to repair credit …

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Juneteenth

Celebrating the Significance of Juneteenth

Dear Friends, Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” and “Emancipation Day,” is a significant day in our history. On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, federal troops rode into Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people that they were indeed free. Juneteenth is a time to celebrate the end of slavery, to reflect on the shameful and …

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Pride Month

The purpose of Pride month

Pride month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the Stonewall uprising in Manhattan on June 28, 1969. The Stonewall uprising was a tipping point for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Liberation Movement in the United States. Throughout the month celebrations including pride parades, picnics, …

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Pride month

Helping LGBTQ+ heal from adversity and toxic stress

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact all communities, yet studies show that some populations, such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+) community, are affected disproportionately. For example:   One CDC study found that participants who identified as LGBT reported significantly higher exposure to ACEs than comparison groups.   According to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation, 56 percent …

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End the stigma

End the stigma surrounding mental health care

There is often a clear distinction made between ‘mind’ and ‘body’, but truly mental and physical health are inseparable.  It is shown that mental health challenges adversely impact physical health and vice versa. For example, in the US, the average life expectancy has increased to 78.6 years. However, the average life span for people with serious mental illness ranges …

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Mental Health Awareness

Society focuses much more on physical health compared to mental health but both are equally important

Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. An increasing number of folks are starting to see it for what it is: one important component of your overall health and well-being, just like your physical health. But mental health conditions, resources, and conversations can still feel complicated and …

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FT Burden

Chief Executive Officer

F.T. was appointed Springboard Community Services as CEO in September of 2015 following a national search that yielded more than 200 candidates. Prior to joining SCS, he served for nearly 15 years as President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. / Empire Homes of Maryland. F.T.’s chief duties include leading fund and partnership development, cultivating the board of directors, and establishing the agency’s strategic direction and vision. A Florida native, F.T. enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending live music and dance performances.

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