100+ Women Who Care Honor LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron; Fund Nine Behavioral Health Initiatives

From left, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Debbie Shelton, Johanna Jiron, Marvel Harrison, Feliciano Jiron, Mary Beth Maasson and Kristy Orgeta. Los Alamos Medical Center and its CEO Feliciano Jiron are honored at a special gathering Thursday at Unquarked for assisting 100+ Women Who Care to fund nine behavioral health initiatives within the Los Alamos community. The women raised $20,000 to fund the programs with the help of a $10,000 match from United Way of Northern New Mexico and about $2,000 from LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The only man in a room full of women at Unquarked Thursday evening, Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron speaks to the importance of helping the community provide behavioral health assistance to those in need. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Members of 100+ Women Who Care. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Marvel Harrison speaks to the group as members listen, from left, Lorraine Hartway, Trish Alvidrez and Debbie Shelton. Shelton and Harrison along with Kristy Ortega, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and Carol A. Clark are the co-founders of 100+ Women Who Care in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAMC Marketing Director Mary Beth Maasson, center right, discusses community needs during Thursday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The group continues discussing needs in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, 100+ Women Who Care members Los Alamos National Bank’s Karen Easton, Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Director Joanna Gillespie and Trish Alvidrez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Karyl Ann Armbruster, Suzanne Lynne and Debbie Shelton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Katy Thwaits chats with Ryn Herrmann at Thursday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Barbara Van Eeckhout speaks with Johanna Jiron and Feliciano Jiron. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Kyle Wheeler, Kelly Stewart and friend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Kristy Ortega and Debbie Shelton finalize paperwork as Thursday’s event comes to close. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Nine Local Behavioral Health Initiatives Funded Thursday By 100+ Women Who Care:

Family Strengths Network Chit-Chat and Change (diapers) seeks to provide parents and caregivers of young children with a community of support through facilitated child-rearing discussions, social groups, playgrounds, field trips, family dinner events, and workshops
First Born Program of Los Alamos Fund additional case consultation and support from the contracted Postpartum Nurse (RN) Home Visitor for clients who are identified at risk for postpartum depression (PPD) and other risk factors, and the home visitors serving those clients
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board #1 JJAB will fund a weekly support group facilitated by a Mental Health Professional.
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board #2 JJAB will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training to adults in Los Alamos who work with adolescents with LAPS staff as the top priority.
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board #3 JJAB will pilot the successful Boys Council program currently offered to high schoolers and middle schoolers for LAPS 5th-6th grade boys
LA Family Council #1 Lower income people with insurance but also high co-pays and/or deductibles will receive partial financial support not available from any other source to enable them to address behavioral health services
LA Family Council #2 Staff training and development of preventive skills will result in increased awareness of bullying behaviors and effective ways to deal with ending bullying.
LA Public Schools Foundation Develop emotionally intelligent schools by engaging everyone in our community in preventing bullying and learning how to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
The Family YMCA – Teen Center Supplementing costs of two programs currently being run:
1.) Arts & Resiliency
2.) The Art of Yoga

 

 

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