25% of people who experience a mental illness in the U.S. say the first place they sought help was not a counselor's office, doctor's office, or clinic -- it was a local church. But many churches and church leaders say they are not adequately prepared to respond to these needs.
The Churches Care Program provides intensive training and support for Christian churches and church leaders to increase the Christian Faith Community's ability to support, assist, empower, and refer to effective mental health or addictions treatment, individuals and families in their congregations and communities who are in need.
Broader and deeper than 'Mental Health First Aid,' the Churches Care program will help you and your church support individuals and families with knowledge, understanding, reduced stigma, and hands-on strategies to promote improved long-term positive mental health and sobriety.
Currently the Churches Care Program is available in Pennsylvania through a joint initiative of Eastern Mennonite University and We Rise International, with support from the LMC Legacy Foundation.
Cost: $120.00/person includes the following components:
Registration for the Philadelphia Cohort is now open
increasing the capacity of communities to respond to mental illnesses and addictions.