The Household Middle welcomes new board members, proclaims fall applications

Picture courtesy of Buzz Younger
Pictured from left are Government Director Jennifer Bingaman, Christine Alcantara, Laura Burns, LaShanda Thomas, Shane Reeside, Sheila Tomkowiak, Eve Palinski, Julie Huellmantel, Sierra Donaven, Director of Applications & Administration MaryJo Harris, Suzanne Antonelli, founder Diane Strickler and Chip Rohde. Not pictured are board members Lynne Aldrich, Marquita Bedway, Stuart Dow, Ted Everingham, Joan Ferguson, Roger Hull, Randie Kohler, Marianne Langlois, Darci McConnell and Frank Wilberding.

The Household Middle of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods, a nonprofit group that gives sources and training to empower households to efficiently navigate life’s social, emotional and bodily challenges, not too long ago welcomed new board members Christine Alcantara, Sierra Donaven, Stuart Dow and Eve Palinski.
Alcantara spent 25 years within the medical career earlier than going again to highschool for her grasp’s diploma in social work to turn out to be a psychotherapist specializing in dependancy counseling. Donaven retired from a distinguished 20-year profession as a particular agent-criminal investigator for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives within the U.S. Justice Division and presently serves as a Grosse Pointe Farms Metropolis Council member. Dow loved a protracted profession in finance and has been a beloved soccer coach locally for greater than 40 years. Palinski got here to show arithmetic at College Liggett College by means of Wall Avenue and is keen to share her advocacy for private finance and wellness with younger folks.
This yr’s program theme, “Wholesome Households,” kicks off with The Household Middle’s Group Guide Membership dialogue of “Thrivers: Stunning Causes Why Some Children Wrestle and Different Shine” by Michele Borba, Ed.D. The dialogue, to be led by an skilled panel, takes place from 7 to eight p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Village Grille, 16930 Kercheval within the Metropolis of Grosse Pointe.
All Household Middle applications are free. Further fall applications embrace:
* Preschool Playtime, a structured playgroup for toddlers and their mother and father and caregivers.
* Q.P.R. (Query. Persuade. Refer.) suicide-prevention coaching.
* Mind Issues, an skilled panel-led dialogue of a groundbreaking documentary on the vital nature of the early years of life.
* Narcan opioid overdose rescue coaching.

* The favored Wellness Sequence, that includes three yoga courses and a sound bowl session.
Hollyfest, The Household Middle’s annual fundraising occasion, takes place this yr from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, on the newly opened Warfare Memorial. Attendees will take pleasure in a festive night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a strolling dinner and music. Quite a lot of items and experiences can be accessible throughout reside and silent auctions, together with the chance to bid on a journey on the Grosse Pointe Farms hearth engine within the Santa Parade and a luxurious culinary immersion tour of Tuscany courtesy of Gunnell Innovation.
Funds raised via Hollyfest will assist maintain neighborhood outreach and assist for 1000’s of households in Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods. Tickets are $150 per individual.
For extra data on any of those applications, go to or contact Jennifer Bingaman at [email protected]


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