Archived News & Events - January 2018

January 25, 2018

Night to Shine – Worldwide Prom for People with Disabilities – February 9, 2018!

Night to shine The Night to Shine (hosted by The Tim Tebow Foundation) is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs/disabilities ages 14 and older. On one night, February 9, churches around the world will host Night to Shine for thousands of honored guests, and we want NHS to be a part of it! Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet to a cheering crowd and friendly paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room and, of course, dancing!

REGISTER NOW for this FREE event! Each participating church handles its own registration and has a capacity limit. To Register:
• Visit timtebowfoundation.org/ministries/night-to-shine and search for participating locations in your area.
• Once you find a convenient location, Google search the church name and register for the event at the specific church.

Proms are located in states where NHS provides services. Let us know if you have consumers who will be attending. We’d love to share stories about it through NHS Communications. Note: Photographers, videographers, and media will likely be in attendance. If registering an NHS client, be sure that the individual has full approvals to be photographed by outside groups.

January 19, 2018

NHS/AVS Attends The Nutcracker

NHS/AVS Attends The NutcrackerThanks to contributions from the Walter F. and Ellen H. Nicoden Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, 47 individuals and staff members from NHS/AVS in western PA attended a special sensory-friendly performance of The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker.

This presentation was designed to serve patrons with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. Adaptations included relaxed house rules, lower light and sound levels, and trained volunteers and staff members. Individuals supported by NHS/AVS have enjoyed sensory performances for several years and are looking forward to an upcoming performance of Wicked in February.

January 11, 2018

Dave Wright Apartments – Integrated Housing

NHS Philadelphia participated in the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference in Harrisburg this past November. Community and Residential Rehabilitation Directors Marlene Greene from Douglas House and Fanta Richardson from Fishers Lane presented on the topic, “Successful Transition from Prison to Residential.” Marlene and Fanta presented on the pros and cons of individuals transitioning back into the community from the prison environment. This state-wide conference hosts many organizations and subject matter experts from the field of behavioral health. The energy and engagement displayed throughout their presentation demonstrated their commitment to the individuals they serve.

Thank you, Marlene and Fanta, for representing NHS at this conference and for sharing your experience and expertise.

Dave Wright Apartments – Integrated Housing
Dave Wright Apartments – Integrated Housing
Dave Wright Apartments – Integrated Housing
January 4, 2018

2017 Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference

NHS Philadelphia participated in the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference in Harrisburg this past November. Community and Residential Rehabilitation Directors Marlene Greene from Douglas House and Fanta Richardson from Fishers Lane presented on the topic, “Successful Transition from Prison to Residential.” Marlene and Fanta presented on the pros and cons of individuals transitioning back into the community from the prison environment. This state-wide conference hosts many organizations and subject matter experts from the field of behavioral health. The energy and engagement displayed throughout their presentation demonstrated their commitment to the individuals they serve.

Thank you, Marlene and Fanta, for representing NHS at this conference and for sharing your experience and expertise.

2017 Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference
2017 Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference
2017 Pennsylvania Forensic Rights and Treatment Conference
January 4, 2018

Trip to Cape May

Nick and Susie, individuals from NHS Schuylkill Mountain Center recently visited Cape May, NJ. They enjoyed many things on their trip including, touring the Wild Life Museum, walking the beach, eating lunch at Lucky Bones, and shopping the stores along the boardwalk.

Trip to Cape May
Trip to Cape May
Trip to Cape May
Trip to Cape May