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📣TODAY IS THE DAY! 📣WOOHOO!!! 📣During the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to participate in a global day of giving – #GivingTuesday Giving Tuesday is a global initiative that encourages people to donate their time and money to charitable causes on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or ('Indigenous Peoples' Appreciation/Remembrance Day')Brush With the Law uses the visual arts in community-based beautification projects throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Projects are led by professional artists who create together with college students, people assigned community service hours, advocates and members of the behavioral health community, and volunteers from the neighborhoods we work in to create public art.IF you feel the call to give, you can easily scan the barcodes on the paint buckets in the image flyer using your phone's camera. A link will pop up that you can press and it will take you securely to either our PayPal page or our Venmo page. YOUR CHOICE.𐮛AlteRNatiVe𐮛Venmo Link (to use instead of scan code) - copy and paste the link below into your browser and click search... account.venmo.com/u/brushwiththelawPayPal Link (to use instead of scan code) - copy and paste the link below into your browser and click search... www.paypal.com/paypalme/BrushWiththeLawPlease help us continue to provide the time, tools and supplies we hand out happily for free all through out the year to people from all walks of life. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Our PaperBead Story Workshop at Camp CrossRoads ( Penn Foundation ) was a SUCCESS 🏕We focused on the theme the 7 C's of addiction. I didn't CAUSE it * I can't CONTROL it * I can't CURE itBUTI can take CARE of myself * By COMMUNICATING my feelings * making good CHOICES and * CELEBRATING myselfThe kids wrote their answers to the statements above according to their own identities/situations on the provided pieces of paper.***For Example: I can take CARE of myself by getting enough sleep...Participants are asked to reflect on both uncomfortable and comfortable life experiences and are then asked to explore and answer the questions in written form, drawing, mark making etc. We then cut the papers into strips and used our paper bead rollers and some #modpodge to roll the strips of written papers up into #paperbeads. These creative investigations result in a collection of personalized, emotionally charged paper beads which are then used to create works of art for both decorative and practical purposes. The participant’s experience is therefore transferred into a tangible item which can be used to uplift and inspire. The bead and resulting item is a physical acknowledgement of the participants’ life story and/or moment in time. 🔗 ❣️🔗 🔗❣️🔗 🔗 🔗❣️ABOUT CAMP CROSSROADS - 🏕️According to Psychology Today, 1-in-5 children grow up in a home where a parent abuses drugs or alcohol. This can create poor self-image, loneliness, guilt, anxiety, feelings of helplessness, fear of abandonment, and depression in children. These children are at a greater risk for behavioral/emotional problems and are four times more likely to develop their own addiction.Camp Crossroads aims to break this cycle of addiction by teaching children coping skills that build resiliency and confidence to make healthy life choices. The goal of camp is to reduce feelings of fear, guilt, isolation, loneliness, and helplessness and help campers understand that addiction is a disease, it impacts the entire family, and it is not their fault.#campcrossroads #pennfoundation #BWTL #brushwiththelaw #positivevibes ... See MoreSee Less
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Posted @withrepost • @hyperallergic Three stained-glass medallions that tell an allegorical story of justice in America, made by James “Yaya” Hough, were formally unveiled at Esplanade Plaza in Battery Park City this weekend. For Hough, who served 27 years in prison upon being handed a life sentence as a minor, the triptych of five-foot circular pieces integrates specific references to the United States’s history of injustice through imagery of chains and hooded Klansmen, and more universal iconography of freedom and justice rendered in an Art Deco style.“I’m excited about this commission because it opens the public space up to a new voice that people don’t typically hear from particularly in a positive way,” Hough told Hyperallergic. “This voice is trying to speak about justice as it relates to how we live in this country, how we bring equity and fairness to this country, how we do that through looking at aspects of our past, and how we realize something better through contemplation of that — in this case through art.”...(all photos Jasmine Liu/Hyperallergic)#JamesYayaHough #StainedGlass #Mosaic #Art #Glass #BatteryParkCity #PublicArt #NYC #NewYork ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Free expungement clinic on November 15,2022 10am-12pm No registration needed just stop in and take your first step to a fresh start. #expungement Pottstown Recovery Learning Center 414 East High St., Pottstown, Pa ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS 🥳Andrea McAlpine HortonAndrea was recently selected through an interview process with CSP Montgomery County PA to receive free training to become a Certified Peer Specialist. She graduated this past Friday with her Pennsylvania Board Certification. Andrea works for Brush With the Law - Community Service Arts in the art room through Maturity Works, Training and Support She has been part of the BWTL and HopeWorx family for a few years now. Andrea certainly dishes out some sass 😆 but follows up with lots of love and hugs! 🥰Certified Peer Specialists- A credential for individuals with personal, lived experience in their own mental health recovery. By offering insight into the recovery process based on their own experience, peer specialists are able to provide a unique perspective while providing peer support services. Some roles filled by peer support specialists include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, supporting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services, and developing and implementing recovery plans.In 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services recognized peer support services as an evidence-based practice. It also informed all 50 state Medicaid directors that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would pay for peer support services, provided that peer support specialists--like other types of healthcare providers--were governed by a statewide training and credentialing program.[3] As of 2016, 42 US states, the District of Columbia, and the Veterans' Administration have adopted such programs to train and certify individuals to work as peer support specialists#peersupport #cps #paboardcertified ... See MoreSee Less
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