At our December meeting, we will explore what it means to be a “healing community” with San Mar Family and Community Services. Guest speakers from San Mar will be Jerica Washington, LCSW-C, Deputy Executive Director and Director of the Jack E. Barr Center for Well-Being; and Jennifer Lewis, LCSW-C, Director – Treatment Foster Care.
San Mar Family and Community Services, formerly San Mar Children’s Home, operated as an orphanage then a group home for girls for many years. Following a multi-year transition process 2013-2016, all residential programs and the San Mar School closed when the organization’s mission statement changed to “Cultivating hope and well-being in children, families and communities.” The organization committed to becoming child centered, family focused and community engaged and focused on upstream efforts. Their work through Bester Community of Hope, the Jack E. Barr Center for Well-Being, Treatment Foster Care, and their collaborations with many other organizations all based in trauma informed practices has led Washington County in becoming a healing community.
Join us for lunch and fellowship. Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren will provide the meal and share about their faith tradition. Contributions toward the meal can be made via a free-will offering basket. RSVP requested by Friday, December 8 at noon so we can get a count for lunch.
HARC meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for lunch, except July and August, with an occasional evening meeting. When meeting in-person, the location typically rotates among different houses of faith, giving different congregations and organizations an opportunity to host. Some meetings will be recorded for later viewing, as we are able and the subject allows.
FREE and open to the public. A wonderful opportunity to see the interiors of historic downtown Hagerstown houses of worship. Learn about the architecture and ecumenical heritage from docents and guides. Music, refreshments and local art will be featured at some locations.Learn more