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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Upstream, Downstream

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   December 05, 2016

It is the ongoing, ever-present, sometimes exhausting work that seeks both to save and rescue those being hurt and harmed and to dismantle the systems that are causing such pain and brokenness.

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Rev. Gabe Pfefer
MENTAL HEALTH, STORIES

Self-Care Strategies on a Budget

Rev. Gabe Pfefer   |   October 20, 2016

Living with chronic depression, anxiety, or other mental illness can feel like a full-time job. However, there are a number of things you can do to help ease this burden a bit and even find moments of pleasure on the most difficult days.

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MENTAL HEALTH, STORIES

Mental Health and Single Parenthood: Releasing Bitterness for Betterment

DeJuana Golden   |   October 06, 2016

For any single parent, whether mom or dad, it can be draining and emotionally difficult to reconcile the fact that you are handling a role meant for two.

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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Prison Ministry and Mentoring: Meeting at the Gate

Ford Rowan   |   September 29, 2016

What happens when a convict has paid his price to society? Many leave prison only to enter a revolving door. I’ve volunteered in prison ministry for 18 years. Several years ago, we celebrated when one of the inmates was about to be released. A few months later, he was back behind bars. What happened?

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MENTAL HEALTH, STORIES

The Importance of Being Supportive

Rev. Mary Alice Do   |   September 08, 2016

A few years ago, I was having serious suicidal thoughts. My therapist was out of town, so I talked with my pastor. After we talked for a while, I shared with her that I always find strength and comfort in the belief that God shares in my pain and I am not alone.

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

For 40 years, Serra Center has been committed to providing compassionate care for individuals with developmental disabilities.