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EXPRESSIONS Art Show and Sale a huge success!
When the crowds cleared and the band packed up one thing was clear, the artists of Birch Tree had many reasons to hold their heads high. Members sold 128 paintings totaling over $15,000 with all the profits going directly to the artists! We moved from the Arkansas Governor's Mansion to a new location in west Little Rock, Temple B'nai Israel. Folks enjoyed the atmosphere, music, food and drinks, but most of all they enjoyed the tremendous works from Birch Tree artists.
The event would have not been a success without the sponsors of the show. Every dollar donated paid for the event so the artists could keep the profit from the sale of their works. Volunteers kept all aspects of the event running smoothly and Renee Shapiro pumped enough energy into the room to keep the crown bidding our auction pieces to great highs.
Thanks again to all those who came and supported the artists. When you buy a painting you can make an impact on someone in ways many may never fully understand. We all appreciate the support of friends and family of Birch Tree.
Mt. View Mayor Ron Sterling signs proclamation
Mayor Ron Sterling has signed a proclamation to recognize May as mental health awareness month. Two Birch Tree members met with the mayor to discuss menatl health, Birch Tree and our intentions. Mayor Sterling praised Birch for their efforts in the community and vowed to continue to work together to promote mental health awareness in the community. Click here to read the proclamation.
So, you want to work at Birch Tree? We have been looking for you!!
We are always looking for dedicated, compassionate, hard-working individuals to help the members we serve on their road to mental health recovery. Click the logo below to watch a short video about Birch Tree so you can make an informed choice if Birch is the right place for you.
Building a House of Hope
Our Hope House branch has always had a unique place in our continuum of care for individuals we serve at Birch Tree. As a 16 bed crisis unit located on the grounds of the Arkansas Health Center, Hope House provides intensive care for those experiencing increased symptoms. It is our mission to prevent inpatient hospitalizations and facilitate a return to independent living, yet when an individual needs specialized treatment, the incredible staff at Hope House are always there.
That is why we are excited to announce the design and development of our new Hope House. Below are the links to the plans developed by the incredible design team of Jennifer Herron and Jeff Horton at H&H Architects. It will be a building designed to facilitate recovery. With open spaces, lots of natural light and world class facilities, the new Hope House will be a place where folks in their time of need can find serenity, comfort and above all, hope.
This has been an amazing collaboration between designers, staff and members to create a space where recovery takes root.
Bill Shumaker is a consumer and advocate who has helped lend a voice to many in the state on the road to recovery. He has been working on a project capturing stories about recovery and mental health. He has interview many consumers and social workers throughout the state, building an oral history for generations to study. Below is a link where you can listen to those stories.
News You Can Use
Conway branch is excited to announce the creation of Conway's Family and Friends Support Group. They are meeting the 4th Thursday of each month; 6:30pm at the Conway Program Center. We have had several wonderful meetings and encourage any families who have a loved one with Birch to attend if you are in the Conway area. Call Bonita Manning for more information at 501.690.5951.
Birch Tree is always looking for compassionate, motivated individuals ready to partner with our members on their road to mental health recovery. Click on the 'Employment" tab to learn more about how to join our team!