You've seen it before, “Collaboration is the key to transformation.” I believe this wholeheartedly, and in order to create change in a community, the community must first see that we practice what we preach. In April 2022, Engage Recovery officially launched its Community Partnership Initiative.
The Community Partnership Initiative will provide up to $1,500.00 in funding or sponsorship to help organizations achieve their goal of impacting the community, based on available funds. Engage Recovery is proud to support two organizations in the first cohort of the Community Partnership Initiative, ATELIER D'AMOUR and Sustainable Living Made Convenient! The Request for Application to join the second cohort of the Community Partnership Initiative will be released in August 2022 and funding will be made available in the 1st Quarter of 2023. Be alerted of the Request for Applications and more by joining our Mailing List.
RaSheeda Waddell, founder of ATELIER D'AMOUR, among many talents holds certification in teaching Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner. In response to the increased acuity in suicidality in the Black Community, RaSheeda sought to offer FREE Mental Health First Aid trainings to anyone who is interested. Engage Recovery is elated to support RaSheeda in this effort!
Mental Health First Aid is an international, evidence-based program that teaches people to identify, understand and respond to someone who might be struggling with a mental health or substance use challenge — and connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary. I invite you view the additional information about MHFA below.
Latrice Harris, founder of Sustainable Living Made Convenient (SLMC), has embarked on a new journey to conveniently provide fresh, sustainable, and ethically grown produce and meats at an affordable price, right into our community! SLMC is dedicated to eradicating food insecurity and food deserts in the Piedmont-Triad Region. Created to support those who fall within the wage gap, SLMC is committed to connecting local farmers with consumers through community supported agriculture. Ending food insecurity is vital to improving outcomes related to Social Determinants of Health. Together, with Engage Recovery and other agencies, SLMC is taking a collaborative approach to heal the communities within its reach. SLMC, currently serves the Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, and Rowan County communities of North Carolina. For more information about SLMC, contact Latrice here.
The Engage Recovery store at Bonfire not only supports the important work of our Founder/CEO Jarmichael Harris (He/Him), who is committed to ending the ill effects caused by the failed War on Drugs on communities of color, but a portion proceeds from the Bonfire store will help fund future projects and support additional Community Partnerships across the nation.