A wonderful time was had by all at our Staff & Board Family Holiday Dinner. We had the largest attendance this year and were able to celebrate with over 60 people, including staff and their families. The food was fabulous! Malissa kept the kids (and adults) entertained with lots of fun games. Gifts were given out and lots of laughs and family fun were shared by all. We are truly blessed to work with such amazing people and this event allows us the opportunity to celebrate together. Coming together in celebration is what makes this such an anticipated event each year. Thank you to Jocelyn, Barbara, Catherine and our Board of Directors.
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I can not say it enough. What a success we have had for our first Benefit Luncheon and Silent Auction! We were able to raise more than $1000 for the Geetha Arulmohan Schollarship.
Thank you to all who helped, attended, donated, and shared. Here are a few photos from our event.
Jocelyn Cooper, Executive Director
Antonia Lewis, Board Member
Nora Kashinsky, Retired Mercer Council
The Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams has stated that "knowing how to use naloxone and keeping it within reach can save a life".
Every quarter, Mercer Council and the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County partners with JSAS HealthCare, Inc. to provide Narcan (naloxone) training to anyone interested in this lifesaving medication. This quarter, our training will be held on September 20th at 6 PM. This free training is offered to anyone in the community ages 15 and up, and is particularly important for anyone who is or is associated with someone who is taking prescribed opioids, uses opioids such as fentanyl or heroin, or is in the healthcare industry. We encourage anyone who is concerned with a loved one, works with at-risk populations, or is just curious to understand how this medication works to attend this training. This interesting, quick-paced class is less than an hour and a half long, and everyone who receives the training will leave with a kit containing a 4mg dose of Narcan, and instructions on how to refill their supply if needed. Registration is requested, as supplies are limited to the first 30 participants. Please register through our EventBrite here: Narcan Training Sept 20
Mercer Council is a provider and partner in prevention for over 40 years, and with the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County, they continue to provide and diversify prevention education throughout Mercer County.
Mercer Council is celebrating its 40th Anniversary!
Please join us on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Leonardo's Restaurant in Lawrence Township and help us celebrate 40 years of service directed at building a healthier, safer and more responsible community! Our event will include a delicious full lunch and an opportunity to participate in our silent auction, which is a great opportunity to win a variety of amazing prize baskets and items. If you would like to support our agency, mission and vision for the community, please purchase a ticket to this celebration! Ticket purchases will help us to continue providing prevention education programs to individuals of all ages, as well as provide scholarships for individuals looking to get into the field of substance prevention, counseling, etc. To purchase a ticket, please contact Lisa at (609) 3965874 x. 201. If you can't make it to our event, but would like to donate, you may make a donation on our website here. We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating with you!
You yearn for the vitality of a more youthful you. You feel life should feel more complete what where do you ahve time to take care of you and your dreams? You feel disconnected from who you are at your core. Join Joanna as she discusses her journey from competitive athlete to overcoming adrenal exhaustion, starting over, connecting to her true self, her life's purpose an finding tru balance by honoring her own needs first. Joanna will discuss how holistic nutrition, Path To Heal energy work and essential oils can retore the body by nourishing the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental imbalances. Live the life you love with YOU at the core!
Beverages provided, please bring your own lunch.