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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Touching the Community

In our quest to build a stronger and more resilient community, we recognize the value of each individual community member and are intentional about engaging in ways that foster a sense of belonging. Our community engagement team has been promoting wellness through various programs and activities tailored to diverse age groups and needs. We believe the strength of the community depends on the strength of its members, making it equally important to engage seniors and the most vulnerable as it is to cater to the needs of youth and adults.

Community outreach is an essential component of the mission of the Bahamas Resilience Center. We recognize that spiritual and religious communities, schools, social clubs, and other affiliations offer entry points to raise awareness about emotional well-being. These affiliations also provide a link to other community members and create opportunities for individuals and families who may not access the Resilience Center. Essentially, we bring our programs to you.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has added stress and anxiety for many residents, restricting usual coping mechanisms like going to the beach. In response, the center has shifted its services to provide remote support to the community. Our team has leveraged community partnerships and utilized various social media and online platforms to provide support and increase awareness of the center and its services.

With the support of the Templeton Foundation, we have extended our outreach services to Abaco, including a summer camp and giveaway, as well as providing counseling services to those in need.

Some of our community outreach activities to date have included:

  • Primary School Visits - Identifying & Managing Emotions

  • High School Visits - Self-Love Campaign

  • Church Visits - Mental Health Talks and Youth Recreation

  • Panel Discussion - Fostering Healthy Relationships

  • Mental Health & Emotional Wellness Campaigns

  • Outdoor Play Activities

Community partnership encapsulates the concept of connection and networking. At the Bahamas Resilience Center, we constantly seek opportunities to connect with the community through various organizations and stakeholders. Helen Keller's quote, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much," embodies our goals for community partnership.

We are dedicated to addressing current life issues and promoting mental and emotional wellness. Through cooperation and community partnership, we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We strive to make a difference and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

To date, we’ve fostered partnerships with civic organizations, local businesses, churches, government and non-governmental organizations, and residents alike. These partnerships have allowed the Bahamas Resilience Center to reach many with our messages and mandate to build a more resilient Northern Bahamas.

We have hosted numerous events within the community as well as virtually, including:

  • Care for the Caregivers Coping Webinars

  • Community Beach Cleanup

  • Essential Worker Appreciation Presentation

  • Specialized Outreach to the Haitian Community

  • Senior Citizens Support Calls

  • Senior Home Visits

  • Senior Gift Distribution

  • Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness Workshops 

  • School Groups (Self-Esteem, Adolescent Substance Abuse, Motivation)

  • Adult Males Support & Substance Abuse Group

If you are interested in partnering with us to reach the community or volunteering your talents, please contact us.

If you or your organization is interested in collaborating with our team to visit your organization or provide community support, please contact us.

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