Heart & Music: Music from the 60’s & 70’s

Join us for year seven of “Heart & Music” presented by the Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, March 9, 10, 11, & 12 at the Oxford Community Center.

Director Ed Langrell and music director Amy Morgan are bringing back the 60’s theme and turning the corner into the music of the early 70’s for a show filled with grooviness, smooth tones, cool dance moves, and rockin memories from two eras of great songs and lyrics.

Join the cast and crew for a show packed with fun, talent, and entertainment when “Heart and Music” opens with the Gala Celebration, Thursday March 9, co-starring a delicious dinner catered by Occasion Catering, culminating in the musical tribute to the 60’s and early 70’s. Gail Aveson, Randy Bachand, Jane Copple, Katie Cox, Matt Folker, Marcia Gilliam, Bill Gross Malley Hester, Beth Anne Langrell, Ed Langrell, Lisa Roth, Zack Schlag, Heather Scott, John Swann, Joe Tyler, Becca Van Aken, and Ricky Vitanovec.

Kick back to songs by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Ashford & Simpson, John Fogerty and more. The band will be rockin with piano by Amy Morgan, trumpet by Ed Justice, saxophone by Dawn Dieter Steward, percussion by Shelby Clendaniel, rounded out by the smooth sounds of bass guitar by Matt Bair and trombone by Tony Settineri. Stage manager is Sally Woodall, lights by Amber Vitanovec, sound by Michael LeCates at Mid South Audio, and  choreographers Katie Cox and Annie Pokrywka.

Tickets for the Gala are $125.  Show only performances, $20 for adults and $10 students, are Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at 8pm and at 2pm on Sunday, March 12. Call 443-258-2130

 

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Mid-Summer Donation Challenge

Our agency helped over 1,800 people last year, our goal is to help meet the mental health needs of an additional 500 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters.

Today we are launching our mid-summer campaign and our goal for this campaign is to raise $100,000.00 by October 1st.

By reaching our goal, we will be able to provide mental health and psychiatric treatment for 500 more clients than we did last year. We need your help to make this happen. Your contributions help make certain that every single person on the Mid-Shore who needs mental health care gets it, regardless of their insurance or their ability to pay.

Your support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those who are still in need. The wellness of our Mid-Shore communities depends on it.

Join us. Please be generous. We simply can’t do it without you!

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Introducing Breaking Barriers for Athletes!

For All Seasons, Inc. is very happy to introduce Breaking Barriers for Athletes! Through this, K-12 children in Dorchester County are given financial assistance for registration, transportation, and supplies to participate in extracurricular athletic activities.

Why is a behavioral health agency interested in supporting student athletes?

There is a strong connection between sport participation and good behavioral health. Children who participate in sports have fewer disciplinary referrals, fewer school absences, and are less likely to get in trouble outside of school. And children who participate in extracurricular athletic activities have higher college acceptance rates. Sometimes the cost of these outside activities is too much for a family to bear, though:

“My grandmother would pay for me to play lacrosse and buy the equipment, but I know she would go without to do so… We have so little that she works so hard for, I hate to take any more.”

For All Seasons, Inc. already provides school-based mental health care, so we are able to hear the voices of children and teens like the student quoted above. It is because of these existing relationships with students that this need was first identified.

Christina Morris, LCSW-C of For All Seasons, Inc. dreamed up Breaking Barriers for Athletes when she met with a local teen who is active on her school’s track and field team. This student noticed a race medal hanging in Christina’s office and asked about the race it came from, saying that she would love to be able to participate in races outside of the school, but that costs are too high. In her words, “My mom has trouble keeping the lights on let alone paying for me to do a 5K.” The idea that a talented and enthusiastic student athlete was missing opportunities is heartbreaking, especially when you think about the many positive ways those opportunities could impact her life. Breaking Barriers for Athletes is here to help, started thanks to the grassroots fundraising efforts of our friends participating in the Across the Bay 10k this Sunday, November 8th.

If you are interested in supporting Breaking Barriers for Athletes, or would like more information on the application process (which is currently open to residents of Dorchester County), please contact Christina Morris, LCSW-C.

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What is ‘behavioral health’?

On the For All Seasons, Inc. logo, front and center, we identify ourselves as a behavioral health and rape crisis center. But if asked about the services we provide, our clients might say that we provide mental health care and rape crisis services. ‘Mental health’ is a term that most of us are familiar with, and can comfortably use in a conversation. Every week we see statistics about our mental health care in the US, and we hear reporters talk about mental health in America whenever tragedy strikes. But more and more organizations talk about ‘behavioral health’ instead.

So what is behavioral health, anyway?

Carolinas HealthCare Systems provides us with a great definition: “Behavioral health is a term that covers the full range of mental and emotional well-being – from the basics of how we cope with day-to-day challenges of life, to the treatment of mental illnesses, such as depression or personality disorder, as well as substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors.”

So when you see ‘behavioral health’ under the For All Seasons, Inc. logo, then you know we are going beyond mental health in our care for you.

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