Orion attends Mental Health Matters Event

Orion staff members attended the Mental Health Matters event hosted by NAMI in Green County. The event included an open skate night at a community roller rink. Attendees learned about mental health resources in Green County while enjoying skating and competing for raffle items. Stacey Parke and Tia Long represented Orion at the event.

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Attic Angel Association Sale September 27-28

Orion Family Services would like to highlight this fun and important event! Orion was a recipient of a generous grant from Attic Angel last year. The grant was used to create Orion’s Therapeutic Resource Library. We sincerely appreciate the support the Attic Angel Association has provided to Orion! CLASSIC CLOTHING SALE – September 27-28, 2019 When: Friday, September…

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Orion Staff Enjoy 3rd Annual Staff Day

On June 14, Orion staff participated in the 3rd annual all staff day. Updates and news from co-workers (babies, vacations and animals!) were shared as well as the introduction of new employees. Staff compared the number of years working for Orion. Executive Director Stacey Parke has an impressive 24 years of dedicated service! Niquanna Barnett provided…

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Orion benefits from Nollau Leadership Training Program

Over the past few years, Orion leadership has participated in an innovative leadership-training program provided by the Nollau Institute.  The Nollau Institute is named after Louis Edward Nollau, a 19th century missionary, preacher and founder of several CHHSM ministries (Council for Health and Human Service Ministries affiliated with the United Church of Christ Church).  Nollau…

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Community Services Program Employees Attend the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human service workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Orion Community Service workers at Training

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UCC’s Orion Family Services Finds Support from 500 ‘Attic Angels’

Some of the many additions to Orion’s Therapeutic Resource Library. Earlier this year, some angels descended from the attic and smiled on UCC-related Orion Family Services in Madison, Wis. The Attic Angel Association — begun in 1889 by two Wisconsin sisters who brought armloads of goods from their attic to share with children from families who lived in poverty…

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Orion Staff Support Wings of Hope

On June 9th several Orion Family Services staff participated in the 4th Annual Wings of Hope 5K Run and Walk at Putnam Park in Brodhead, WI. Wings of Hope is an annual charitable event organized by Trevor and Tia Long (Orion Staffer) in memory of their daughter Adelyne. Benefits from this year’s event will go…

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Stacey Parke Named as Executive Director

Stacey L. Parke, MSW, LCSW, who currently serves clinical director of in-home and outpatient services at UCC-related Orion Family Services, has been named executive director of the children and family services agency. She begins her new role Jan. 11. Parke, who has almost 25 years of experience in all facets of family services, currently is clinical…

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