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Welcome Five New Communities to PACES Connection!


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Please welcome these new communities to the network.

  1. Durham Community Resilience Collaborative
  2. Wilkes Resiliency Collaborative
  3. Healing The Hearts of Elk & Cameron Counties
  4. Resilient Communities of East Georgia PACES Community
  5. Faith & Community Wellness Centers. Inc.

Details about each are below, as is information about starting and growing your community initiatives and joining the Cooperative of Communities.

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Durham Community Resilience Collaborative:  We are the DCRC -Durham Community Resilience Collaborative, where we are educating people about ACEs and the legacy of trauma. We intend for everyone in Durham Region to integrate trauma-informed and resilience-building practices into their work, family, community, and individual lives. Our Vision: Durham Region is a resilient community working together to prevent and heal trauma.

Community Manager: @Amanda Willett

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 10.47.59 AMWilkes Resiliency Collaborative: Our mission is to build systems and organizations' capacity to create a compassionate, safe community. Our strategies are to 1) Provide chances to educate and support organizations to collaborate and build protective factors for families. 2) Establish a common language about ACES and resilience across sectors. 3) Create opportunities to promote meaningful connections for healthy bodies and minds.

Community Managers: @Jennifer L Wages; @Kirstin Roberts

Screen Shot 2022-09-27 at 10.52.43 AMHealing The Hearts of Elk & Cameron Counties: We are the Elk/Cameron Counties (PA) Healing The Hearts Association, where we educate and inform people about Adverse Childhood Experiences that affect Our Heart, Mind, and Body.

Community Manager: @Dr Ronald L Casto

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Resilient Communities of East  PACES Community: We are the Resilient Communities of East Georgia. Our mission is to create a network of leaders trained in building resiliency in their regions to improve mental health and ACES awareness and resources. Our vision is to give all people a voice in creating a resilient community across East Georgia so that everyone has the support and services they need to thrive and succeed.

Community Manager: @Melissa Bemiller

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Faith & Community Wellness Centers. Inc.: Faith & Community Wellness Centers, Inc. is an organization that focuses on the mental health of our community through working with churches and community organizations. We aim to address the stigma, shame, and silence of mental illness so no one will walk alone.

Community Manager: @Veron Blue

Interested in Starting a Community on PACEs Connection?

For questions about starting or growing an initiative using our site and tools, please contact Mathew Portell, Director of Communities.

The PACEs Connection Cooperative of Communities offers an additional layer of tools and guidelines for PACEs initiatives that are more mature and ready to join the Cooperative as affiliates, according to Portell. More details can be found here and here in this video.


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