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Do you have questions about mental health? Are there topics you want to learn more about? Do you want to be inspired by stories from real people? Check out our resources that cover a range of topics from Anxiety to Substance Use. You can also hear directly from our CEO through Kiara’s Note or others just like you from our Voices of Hope blog.
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Supporting Mental Health Through Vocational Services

Supporting Mental Health Through Vocational Services

Landing a new job is an exciting feeling. Looking for one, however, not so much. Updating resumes, writing cover letters, and sitting through a series of interviews can be hard to keep up with when looking for a new role in the workforce. Especia…

Celebrating Women’s History Month

At Jefferson Center, we are proud to be recognized as a top woman-led organization, with incredible women leading in all areas of our work. They are fierce, dedicated, compassionate and pivotal to nurturing our community and igniting the spar…

What it Means to be a Woman in Leadership

When I think about who I am as a woman leader, I think of the ways that I show up in this world through all my relationships. We are always “in relationship” with others, whether we are working with others to make the best decision or in cons…

Amy O’Dorisio

Meet Amy O’Dorisio, and Engagement Specialist with Jefferson Center! Amy takes us on a day in her life at the Residential Recovery site, her own mental health journey that led her here, and why addiction and mental health go hand in hand. htt…
Peer Specialists and Their Power of Lived of Experience

Peer Specialists and Their Power of Lived of Experience

Mental health can be affected by a lot of different things: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and beyond. Which can mean those of us living each day with it feel as if we are going through something no one else can understand. Having someone…

Fostering Connections: The Power of Peer Services in Mental Health Recovery

A Note from Kiara This month, I am taking a moment to reflect on the important connections and relationships that form the foundation of our journey toward mental wellness. At the heart of our approach lies an understanding of the human ex…
Tonya’s Story

Tonya’s Story

Meet Tonya H., a resilient 58-year-old mother of three daughters and proud grandmother of six. Before embarking on her healing journey, Tonya found herself grappling with emotional turmoil. “I would be happy and then upset and couldn’t figure out…
The Unique Journey to Recovery

The Unique Journey to Recovery

Recovery from substance use problems is usually not a simple journey, with both good and tough times. It’s different for everyone, and finding the right help and treatment is also unique. Often, the stigma around substance use problems can make i…
The Women’s Recovery House Story

The Women’s Recovery House Story

[11:45 AM] Stephanie Schiemann In January 2023, we had the privilege of being part of an amazing individual’s self-discovery journey through our Residential Recovery Substance Use Disorder (SUD) program. She came to us after a difficult period…

Reflections on the Importance of Empathy

Every year, on New Year’s Day, I spend a fair amount of time reflecting on how I want to intentionally move through the year ahead and cultivate meaning, satisfaction, and joy. This year, I keep coming back to the importance of empathy, and how f…
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