EveryMind is excited to partner with Rendezvous Social Dance and Fitness Center in Rockville, MD for our first FUNdraising Zumba for EveryMind event. This Zumba Master Class will be facilitated by their Zumba and special guest instructors, which welcome adults and children within all levels from beginners to advanced!
Please join us in making this event a success as we strive to educate the community about mental health and wellness while providing an opportunity to engage in a positive, healthy activity that promotes good mental and physical health.
All proceeds will benefit EveryMind’s mission to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness and reduce the stigma that is often associated with mental health challenges.
EveryMind is proud to host the 4th Annual Run for EveryMind again this year at Rockville Town Center.
We host this event every year because our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness and reduce the stigma that is often associated with mental health challenges. Through Run for EveryMind, we strive to educate the community while providing an opportunity to engage in a positive, healthy activity that promotes good mental and physical health.
Your mental wellness is our mission because every mind needs care, attention and support.
EveryMind hopes you will consider being a part of our event as a runner or walker, corporate sponsor, volunteer, or financial contributor – or any combination of these options! We encourage you to form teams with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors and establish social media fundraisers to increase your overall contribution to the event.
On December 12th, nearly one year after launching its coordinated network of care in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Unite US, ServingTogether hosted its first In Progress Review to share data collected to date that demonstrates the network’s impact on providing services to veterans, service members and their families. Representatives from many of the 79 network providers offered their insights about what is going well and where improvements might further strengthen the network’s ability to provide clients with needed resources.
Since December 2017, ServingTogether has worked with 348 clients to meet 832 requests for support. Data demonstrate that the top challenges our clients encounter are employment, housing and income support.
Of the 348 served through the network, 27% requested help with employment, 25% sought housing assistance and 18% connected with the network in search of income support. Other areas in which we offered support include benefits navigation, health and wellness, legal issues, individual and family support and food resources.
Over the course of the year, 59% of 700 service requests closed were satisfactorily resolved by the network. The average time to connect a client to a provider was 4.81 days and the average time to close a request was just over 17 days. Since many of the service requests related to complex, difficult-to-resolve issues such as employment and housing, additional service providers in the network are essential to help reduce the time between the initial service request and its successful resolution.
Jon S., a formerly incarcerated U.S. Air Force Veteran, was homeless upon his release. Jon shared his personal story with the audience and expressed his frustration at the challenges he faced finding the services and resources he needed in the community. “ServingTogther solves that,” Jon said. “I am really appreciative of the folks involved with ServingTogether. They came through for me at a time when I was at my lowest, and continue to help me get back on my feet.”
ServingTogether will host an In Progress Review every six months for the next two years to give network providers the opportunity to review the data and offer their feedback on how to continue to improve and grow the network.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the provider network, please contact Michael Ball, Director of ServingTogether, at email@example.com.
On September 15, 2016, EveryMind board members and staff welcomed supporters, volunteers, government officials and community partners to launch their new name and a refined mission, while celebrating the continuation of a 60 year tradition of exemplary service to the DC region.