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Skills of Central Pennsylvania is hosting several memorable events in celebration of May is Mental Health Month.  Skills provides choices in living options, employment, behavioral health and mental health services for  1,100 people, with intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness.

Project Semicolon State College: Special Guest and Founder Amy Bleuel will be in Downtown State College on Friday, May 6, 2016 to help raise awareness and show support for mental health and suicide prevention. Schedule of events:
▪ Family Movie “Inside Out,” Downtown Theatre, 6:00 PM 
▪ Project Semicolon Speaker Amy Bleuel, Webster’s Café, 6:00 PM
▪ Rhonda Stern, art therapist, Commonplace Coffeehouse, 7:00 PM
▪ Semicolon tattoos, Ikonic Ink and King Cobra Tattoo, all evening
These events are brought to you by Skills, Jana Marie Foundation, Beck Psychotherapy and Mt. Nittany Health.

Candlelight Vigils: Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Skills invites you to attend our Annual Candlelight Vigils, being held in your community. The Vigils are held in honor for our friends who are currently celebrating wellness, for those friends who are standing at the doorways to recovery, for those friends who are on the journey to recovery, and for those who lost their struggle to mental illness. We hope to see you there!

May 18, 2016: State College “Remove the Stigma & Uncover Your Eyes,” 5:00 PM, State College Borough Building, 243 South Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
May 19, 2016: Clearfield “Doorways to Recovery,” 5:00 PM, Clearfield River Walk, Lower Witmer Park (Rain location: Lock Haven University, Room 214)
May 25, 2016: Ebensburg “Journey to Wellness,” 4:30 PM, pavilion in Lake Rowena Park.

Please lend your support by providing people with an intellectual disability or mental illness the chance to make choices. Thank you for your support.

11th Annual E. F. "Pat" Houser Golf Tournament

The Skills Foundation presents the 11th Annual E.F. “Pat” Houser Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Monday, July 11, 2016, at Toftrees Golf Resort, State College.

Skills will be treating golfers to a great day on the Toftrees links that includes lunch at the Eagle's Nest, various competitive games including beat the pro, longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt and is capped off by the buffet dinner, door prizes and awards for the top three teams.  

For more information, call Gwen at 814-238-3245 ext 313.

The Skills Foundation supports Skills by funding therapeutic programming, and specialized necessities for people with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

Some of the projects funded by Skills Foundation include therapy programs and the provision of specialized equipment, such as wheelchairs and hearing aids; as well as the provision of essential medical and dental services for people who are unable to receive them through traditional funding sources.

For more details, click here. To register, click here.