November 30, 2016

CHEEERS is a Qualified Charitable Organization

Please consider supporting us this Holiday Season!  
This year Governor Doug Ducey signed into legislation SB 1216, which increases 2016 charitable tax credit donation limits. This means individuals are now allowed to give more to nonprofit organizations (Single, $400 and Married Joint $800) while taking larger dollar-for-dollar tax credits !** **subject to income tax liability thresholds caps. Please consult your tax professional to determine eligibility. The deadline for your contribution has also been extended, but there is no need to wait. A donation to CHEEERS supports the services we offer to individuals with serious mental illness in our community. Visit our website and give today 

November 16, 2016

CHEEERS at University of Missouri for Project ECHO

Kansas City, MO.-  CHEEERS is represented in Kansas City this week by Kimberly Craig, CEO, who has been invited to participant in Project ECHO , an  innovative project supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to address the needs of Pregnant and postpartum women with mental health and substance use disorders.  This pilot project is a collaborative effort with subject matter experts joining with the University of Missouri, and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Center of Excellence on Behavioral for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families, along with the SAMHSA funded programs that serve pregnant women throughout the United States.  Project ECHO, leverages multipoint videoconferencing and a subject matter expert (SME) panel representing a wide range of disciplines and expertise to provide individualized, case-based learning to clinicians.  In particular the Pregnant and Postpartum Women’s ECHO pilot aims to  1) develop capacity to safely and effectively treat individuals and family members impacted by substance use and  mental health disorders and to monitor outcomes, and 2) develop a model to treat complex substance use  and co-occurring disorder conditions in pregnant and postpartum women who receive services in one of SAMHSA’s Pregnant and Parenting  Women Grantee locations.  CHEEERS is honored to participate in projects that introduce innovative methods to meet the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.  Kimberly’s contribution on the panel  will incorporate her 16 + years of experience working in women’s services, her knowledge around implementation of family centered programming (namely father or male involvement in predominately female focused programming) the use of Peer Support Services as an  effective and evidenced based intervention, as well as  methods to develop and integrate Peer Support Mentors in family centered programs.  

November 14, 2016

CHEEERS Announces Newly Elected 2017 Participant Advisory Council

November 9th, 2016  CHEEERS held it's Advisory Council Campaign and Election ! The Advisory Council at CHEEERS is a distinguished group of individuals who represent our program's participants and who serve as leaders for our community. Through monthly meetings with other program participants, the Advisory Council  gathers input about the needs and preferences of our participants, which is then used to improve the services we offer. This peer elected group also takes part in the planning of special events and activities to support ongoing growth and development. After the counting of the ballots, the election results are in ....
Congratulations to each member of the 2017 Advisory Council for CHEEERS! We look forward to working with you  to ensure that CHEEERS remains a  safe and welcoming place for all who seek our support.

November 4, 2016

CHEEERS Launches New Website

CHEEERS wishes to thank Diane DiCioccio who graciously shared her expertise, time and energy to develop our website through a Service by Design project and Experience Matters. 

For those who don't know, Experience Matters is a wonderful resource that matches experienced, business professionals who are looking for opportunities to give back and share their expertise with local service and non-profit organizations. CHEEERS submitted a proposal for a project to re-design our website (okay, that's not what we proposed, but it's what we decided was needed after meeting with Diane).  We feel extremely grateful that Diane chose us as an organization to assist. Not only do we have a fantastic website to show off, we have thoroughly enjoyed the exchange, benefit of her vast knowledge in marketing, and the support and encouragement she has offered us, as the business savvy woman that she is. We even had the good fortune of having Carly, Diane's equally talented and savvy daughter, join us for a summer internship on her break from Barnard College, Columbia University!  Please check out our website and while you are there, subscribe to this blog, and stay updated on what's new at CHEEERS!