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SPIRIT - The latest news and updates on positive mental health. Touch Lives + Healing Hearts - April 2012 - Krist Samaritan Center
Become a Good Samaritan
Are you looking to positively impact the lives of others, as well as your own? Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and can help the Center in numerous ways. From serving as front-desk receptionists to assisting us with fundraising events, our Good Samaritans provide a variety of support and services on behalf of our clients. 

Our need for Good Samaritans continues to grow each day. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a community of individuals dedicated to providing quality mental health care to people of all faiths and economic backgrounds, call us today. Your gift of time is an invaluable resource for the Center.

Krist Samaritan Center holds a volunteer orientation every third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at our main office in Clear Lake. To learn more about volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills and schedule, contact Volunteer Coordinator Megan Kale, LMSW at mkale@samaritanhouston.org or call 281.480.7554 ext. 26.

Volunteer Spotlight: For Kids' Sake Seminar Helper
Monitors are needed to oversee children and teens in the child and family waiting room during For Kids' Sake seminars, which are held every third Tuesday of the month from 6 -10 p.m. Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with children and teens, and will need to protect client confidentiality and privacy.
Save the Date
A Samaritan Celebration
Join us at the River Oaks Country Club for A Samaritan Celebration 2012, our annual gala which presents The Samaritan Spirit Award to local individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the community.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
River Oaks Country Club

2012 Honorees:
The Dyer Family
Missionaries to Peru
Charles Fraser, MD
Surgeon-In-Chief at Texas Children's Hospital
Terri and John Havens
Philanthropists

BECOME A SPONSOR
http://www.samaritanhouston.org/gala/annual-samaritan-celebration.html

Did You Know?
During the month of March, MindWorks Testing saw a record number of clients and delivered more testing services in one month than ever recorded in the program's history.
Donate To a Cause That Speaks to You
Any donations to Krist Samaritan Center may be designated toward the cause that resonates most in your heart. 
For example: Would it help to add some even lower cost options in this section?
-A gift of $65 may be applied to sponsor one counseling session for a needy family. 
(Please consider a series of counseling sessions.)
-A gift of $100 may go toward scholarships for Congregational Care training.
-A gift of $250 may be used to underwrite psychological or educational testing for a low-income client.
-A gift of $500 may be designated to purchase new computers and software for technology upgrades, such as electronic medical records.

Donate
http://www.samaritanhouston.org/krist-samaritan-center/make-a-donation.html ]

We're Near You
Each month, Spirit will shines a spotlight on one of our partnering congregations to show how Krist Samaritan Center offers counseling locations all across the Houston area.   Could we just take this sentence out and lead with the next? 
Krist Samaritan Center offers counseling locations throughout the Houston area. Located off Memorial Drive in west Houston, The Connection Center – Memorial Drive (United Methodist Church) offers a counseling location staffed by therapists Samiha Boutros and Margaret Pruitt. 

The Connection Center – Memorial Drive (United Methodist Church)
13150 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77079
Counselor: Samiha Boutros, MA, LPC and Margaret Pruitt, LCSW 

To schedule an appointment, please call our main office at 281.480.7554. We'd love to hear from you.

Find a Location Near You. 
http://samaritanhouston.org/facilities/locations.html

MindWorks Testing
For many young professionals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), entering the workforce can be a tricky and unsettling situation. Oftentimes, these individuals feel like strangers amongst their peers due to the social impairments that result from ASD. At MindWorks Testing, our team of staff psychologists and counselors can help give you the tools you need to navigate social waters in the workplace. If you are struggling with situations in your office that range from social blunders with colleagues to defusing interpersonal conflicts, we can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment. 

Learn More
http://www.samaritanhouston.org/mindworks/testing-information.html
At Krist Samaritan Center, our services include:
Counseling - Psychological testing - Psychiatric consultation- Education and training - Congregational Care programs 
For more information, call our main office at 281.480.7554 or visit our website. 
17555 El Camino Real - Houston, Texas 77058 - 281.480.7554 - samaritanhouston.org
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