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Invisible Faces of Incarceration

Incarceration has many faces and many of them aren’t behind bars. One in 28 children has an incarcerated mother or father. Half of these children are under the age of 10, often living in poverty and unstable households. Healthy You is proud to offer a curriculum to help children deal with the issues that arise from having an incarcerated family member. To learn more about the many invisible faces of incarceration or to schedule a class for your church, school or civic group,  please visit Healthy You Inc at www.jtfstraighttalk.com.

Upcoming Mentor Training

On October 11, Healthy You staff, mentors and three Genesis II residents enjoyed a lunch and social at the transitional house.  Genesis II is a transitional home for formerly incarcerated women. If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the Dothan area, please call 334-671-7774. Mentor training will take place on Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Genesis II.  

Success Story from Birmimgham

Healthy You, Inc. teaches Active Relationships in womens' prisons across the state, as well as to the general public. If you are interested in learning about healthy communication, conflict resolution, managing emotional triggers and other characteristics of a healthy relationship, please call 800-656-7197.

"I am writing today to let you know just how helpful one of your employees has been to me. I met her while incarcerated in Alabama while taking the class you offer. While there, we talked and she told me of all that your programs offered for women who were coming out of prison. Since my end of sentence, I have talked with her countless times. She has gone above and beyond the expected, she has helped me look for employment, encouraged me when I was feeling overwhelmed, she went to court with me and we even talked to the judge in his office which is almost unheard of! I can't even begin to tell you what this extraordinary lady has come to mean to me. I just want to thank her and your program from the bottom of my heart. I expect to hear great things about this program in the future! Thank you." --J.

Support Healthy You

On December 2 Healthy You, Inc. will participate in the national movement, Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a day to remind us all that giving means much more than the exchange of material goods—it means volunteering, helping those in need and donating to worthy causes. At Healthy You, Inc. we celebrate all members of society. Healthy You Inc. works to provide services, workshops and events to make sure everyone knows his or her own worth.
The topics of Healthy You, Inc.  workshops range from teen leadership, employment services, active parenting, health-related topics, relationship skills, healthy marriages and citizens re-entering society after serving time in prison. Ultimately, family reunification, reduction in recidivism rates, and creating catalysts for positive change in the community are the goals.

Shopping at Amazon.com can also support Healthy You! To participate, visit www.smile.amazon.com and log in using your Amazon username and password. From there, you can select the charity you would like to support. Choose Healthy You Inc in Dothan. Then just shop as usual!



UpTeen Creativity

October's word for the month was CREATIVITY and the UpTeens put their creative skills to good use, decorating a booth for the National Peanut Festival. The theme was "Ag Ventures" so UpTeens showed the importance of cultivating healthy values with their display. They placed 6th in the booth decorating competition.

November's value word  is GRATITUDE. UpTeens will be hard at work during the month instilling a sense of gratitude in their school cultures.





Ashford Academy Implements Anti Bullying Program and Peer Mediators

Asford Academy is the latest school to implement Healthy You's Anti Bullying Program for their students. After learning about bullying during the entire month of October, Ashford Academy hosted a rally celebrating their new Peer Mediators who will help with students who are victims of bullying. 

If you are interested in hostin an Anti Bullying Program in your school, church or community group, please call 334-671-7774.