HOME Coffee with a Counselor Nov. 15

House of Mercy and Encouragement is hosting Coffee with a Counselor November 15, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at Our Lady of Lourdes DuboisCenter, Room B. The November topic is “Holiday Expectations vs Reality: Handling Our Emotions.”

This month we will focus on how fragile our emotions are during the holidays. From children being overly excited to those who are grieving and lonely, emotions run high during the holidays. The result may be  anger, disappointment, sadness, anxiety,

depression, or  any other number of emotions. Is Christmas really as joyous as everyone portrays it to be? If so, why do suicide rates, addiction, domestic violence, anger, school detentions and suspensions climb this time of year?

Come and find out how closely linked faith, spirituality, and emotions are especially this time of year.

Refreshments served. Open to all. Bring a friend!

Facilitator: Dolores Mortimer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, National Certified Counselor and has provided services to children and families for over 25 years. She is the founder and director of the House Of Mercy and Encouragement, a non-profit counseling and education center for adults, children, and families.


H.O.M.E. Spirit Night March 1

Friday, March 1, 5 to 8 pm, visit Chik-fil-A in the Countryside Mall for H.O.M.E. Spirit Night. H.O.M.E. will receive a portion of the sales made during this time to support its mission of serving the emotional, mental and behavioral health need of children and families. Be sure to mention H.O.M.E. when you place your order!