Warren County YMCA

BeWell

Be Well Programs at the YMCA of Warren County are here to support our community. YMCA locations and programs allow you to engage in a variety of ways that support your mental and physical health. Our Be Well initiatives began in 2022, growing out of the Whole Health Wellness Group. Using a Community Care Model, Be Well Programs further supportive connections firmly grounded in the foundation of mental wellness.  

 

Be Well incorporates multiple components addressing specific aspects and populations.  

 

Be Well Advisory Team is an oversight body providing guidance and direction for all things that fall under the Be Well umbrella.  Each month we will meet to discuss the status, adjustments needed, upcoming plans, and new initiatives for the programs, events, & activities.

 

Be Well Collaborative meets monthly to connect agencies, groups, and organizations. The Collaborative focuses on networking to ensure awareness of resources and avenues to work further growth and progress. A different program or agency presents each month so we can continue to share and learn. Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30am, held at the YMCA, 212 Lexington, Warren, PA unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

 

Register for our upcoming Personality Workshop Here

 

Be Well Warrior

Be Well Warrior works with and for our nation’s WARRIORS- active duty, reserve, guard, veteran, and military families. We assist those who put everything on the line to protect our country by utilizing a coalition of community members with three targeted purposes.  We meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30pm at the YMCA, 212 Lexington, Warren, PA.

Advocate- Provide community-based training opportunities ~ Network resources and support

Engage- Events for military, veterans, & families ~ Improve quality of life

Support- Eliminate military & veteran suicide ~ Promote a system of peer & professional support

 

The Be Well Warrior T-shirt Fundraiser is here!!! Click here for the order form

 

 

 

 

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Warren County is a team of people working together to eliminate suicide and support those impacted by loss through education and awareness in partnership with CORE- Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences, Warren-Forest Human Services, Crisis Services, and Care Providers. 

 

Warren County Dementia Coalition coordinates efforts to ensure a safe and supportive community for those living with dementia and their caregivers. 

 

What’s your 60? Quality of Life Improvement provides an opportunity for those of any age to identify and explore interests and activities that bring joy, comfort, or satisfaction. Whether it takes 60 seconds or 60 minutes, the goal is to recognize personal choices and actions that improve life’s quality.

 

Other efforts to improve Social Determinants of Health  Members of Be Well work with various other groups to further their efforts and support our community.

Local Housing Options Team, facilitated by the Warren-Forest Equal Opportunity Cabinet and Warren-Forest Human Services, to identify and address barriers to safe housing.  Barriers include available housing options as well as transportation, connection to services, benefits, mental health, insurance, food, etc. 

Warren County Transition Council works to reduce and remove barriers for students/youth as they transition from Warren County School District into their next chapter.

 

Everyone is invited to our meetings & events!

Meetings are held at Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington, Warren, PA unless otherwise noted on the schedule or join virtually on MS Teams. Check us out online, Facebook, or Instagram to get connected, see our calendar, & get meeting links.

Available Trainings

  • QPR & CALM is available online through a virtual instructor led 1 hour program are available at no cost through theresilientveteran.org The Resilient Veteran - Working to Eliminate Veteran Suicide and Promote Veteran Suicide Awareness
  • AFSP courses available at Calendar | AFSP (www.afsp.org/calendar)

 

2024 Meeting Schedule

  • Be Well Advisory- 1st Thursday, 11:00AM
  • Be Well Collaborative- 3rd Thurs., 11:30AM
  • Be Well Warrior- 3rd Thurs., 1:30PM
  • Dementia Coalition- 3rd Thurs., 2:30PM
  • Suicide Prevention Coalition- 1st Wed., 1PM

2024 Events

  • Coffee Connections at White Cane Coffee
  • June 8- 5K & Wellness Fair
  • Personality Workshop- June 26, 2024 10-11am Register

Upcoming events- Date to be determined... 

  • Be Well Program Expo (fall)
  • Art for the Heart (winter)*
  • Coffee Connections, monthly
  • Cooking Something Up (fall/winter)*
  • Hunt to Heal (PA Deer Season)*
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  • Riding Shotgun *
  • Rolling on the River*
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  • Dementia Respite Program, monthly
  • Monster Mash- Warrior Fundraiser (summer)
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness (September)
  • Suicide Prevention Trainings (online & in person)
  • *Engagement events through Be Well Warrior  

 

 


Erin Wallace is the Y's Mental Wellness Coordinator and may be reached at 814-726-0110, ext. 1100 or email: erin@warrenymca.org.