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Here's what's been happening at Spindletop Center!

March 2021

Spindletop Center is Hosting a Career Fair!
Spindletop Center will host a career fair on Wednesday, April 21 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Center’s café, 655 S 8th Street (Fannin Street entrance) in Beaumont. We are hiring for over 20 positions. Find available positions on our website at SpindletopCenter.org.

Job seekers will be able to explore the wide array of careers that Spindletop Center offers. Participants will be able to complete job applications and take part in on-site interviews. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. Applicants are encouraged to dress professionally and bring a copy of their resume.

We will adhere to Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines at the career fair to reduce the spread of COVID-19. All attendees are required to wear a mask and are asked to maintain social distancing practices. Attendees will have their temperature taken upon arrival, and hand sanitizer will be available for use.

Find out more about the Career Fair: https://fb.me/e/3vJ5rJty7
Personal Support for You: myStrength offers custom online tools to help you overcome the challenges you face
Sign-up for a myStrength Account!

The myStrength™ website is a self-management tool for members to help manage emotional well-being and motivation. Our agreement with myStrength allows us to offer FREE and unlimited access to our consumers, our community, and our friends and family.

To sign-up for your FREE myStrength account, visit https://appv2.mystrength.com/go/stctr/STCCommunity
Stronger Together Spindletop Cares Flyer

Stronger Together Spindletop Cares
Stronger Together Spindletop Cares is a series of wellness calls, virtual support groups and other supports available FREE to the public to help our community cope in these uncertain times.

Free services to the public include:

Individual wellness calls
Individual/Family support
Virtual support groups
Education and resources


To register or find out more information

E-mail: StrongerTogether@stctr.org
Call CCP Outreach at 409-839-2251
Visit SpindletopCenter.org
Some of our individuals made crafts to celebrate Easter. Check out their washcloth bunny creations!
Although IDD Fun Day looked a little different this year, we were still able to celebrate this annual event!
White sign that reads "Spindletop Center North Campus" with the Spindletop Center logo
Rocio de la Fe from KFDM spoke with Spindletop Center's Peer Specialist Supervisor, Tina Simpson, and Clinical Supervisor, Rita Drake, about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted mental health. Watch the segment by clicking the photo above!
Spindletop Center employee Toye Babb standing in front of a blue backdrop with the Spindletop Center logo
Click the image above to watch our PSA from March!

March is National Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Did you know that more than 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual or developmental disability?

Learn more about intellectual and developmental disabilities and what options are available for you and your loved ones. Call us today at (409) 839-1000.

This message is brought to you by Spindletop Center, proudly promoting healthy living in our community.

Support Spindletop Center today and everyday when shopping on Amazon! Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/74-1684198 to generate donations for Spindletop Center. 

Let’s get to know this month’s Thank You Thursday recipient a little bit better!

Sharon has been a part of the Spindletop Center family for 12 years. In her role, she assists with all Local IDD Authority functions, performs data entry, and maintains records.

Sharon's supervisor notes that she is an asset to their department and always willing to help.

“Sharon is willing to assist service coordinators, intake staff, service coordination supervisors, the director, and the Chief IDD Officer. She is accomplished at spreadsheets, which increases staff awareness of compliance with productivity. She is very conscientious of HHS enrollment requirements and timeframes, and she assists with tracking compliance. She assists Authority services and others by uploading documents for HHS Contract Accountability Oversight and HHS Performance Contract compliance. Sharon has also volunteered and assisted with events for individuals served for the Center. While completing her regular duties, she also was diligent in continuing online courses to receive her degree last fall. She has been an asset to our department because of her flexibility, knowledge, support, and cooperative spirit."


What do you enjoy most about working at Spindletop Center?
I have an awesome supervisor (& had some awesome supervisors) to work for along with awesome co-workers. I also love some of the benefits of working here at Spindletop Center. Not many places you can accrue the time off we can accrue here, and I really love to travel, so that has helped me to be able to take time to do so.


What are your three favorite movies/TV shows?
Well, I love Hallmark shows. I know, sappy, but it is what it is. I also love shows like NCIS and the like.


What’s something that you hope to cross off your bucket list in the near future?
To travel to Italy to see my son, or where he was stationed with the Air Force!


If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?  
To either fly or get from one place to another instantly, so I could visit more places & more often, and of course go see my grandkids more often.

Job of the Week
Spindletop Center's Job of the Week posts this month included Program Coordinator/LPC, Maintenance Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor, Administrative Assistant, and Property Manager Assistant.

To find out more about these positions, and all available positions, visit our job website and share with your friends and family!
Kroger Community Rewards logo

Support Spindletop Center just by shopping at Kroger! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card using the link below, and select "Spindletop Center" as the local organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards every time you shop and use your Plus Card! Happy shopping! Just click here.

Reduce your stress. April is Stress Awareness Month. Tips from First Steps Early Childhood Intervention.

Stress Awareness Month
April is Stress Awareness Month.  Stress can be debilitating and can cause and/or aggravate health problems.  No one is immune to stress; a recent study showed the five factors most often cited as a source of stress include money, work, family, and relationships. In fact, 77 percent of Americans report that they experience physical symptoms as a result of stress. Additionally, 33 percent feel they are living with extreme stress, and 48 percent blame stress for negatively impacting their personal and professional lives. People under stress are more susceptible to a variety of ailments including headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure and heart disease.

What can you do to reduce your stress levels?  One of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to learn how to silence the mind; meditation is a popular method to achieve this.  Another way to reduce stress is through exercise.  Take advantage of the warmer weather by going outside for some fresh air, taking a long walk, riding a bike or adding another form of exercise into your daily routine. April is a great time to schedule an annual check-up with your doctor to review your overall physical and mental health and to help get started on a healthier, less-stressed path. Eating a diet full of fresh, whole foods helps the body combat stress naturally.  Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can help improve sleep while improving focus.

It is important to be proactive when dealing with stress and your health!  If you are feeling overloaded and worn-down, take a look at everything that is going on in your life and see what you can focus on to make small changes that will make a big impact.  Make a list of potential stressors and problem solve actions that can reduce or eliminate them. If there are things that are too big to handle alone, reach out to a coworker, supervisor, trusted friend, or counselor to help you positively process through stressful scenarios.

Most importantly, remember to make time to do things you enjoy and that make you smile! Laughing is a great way to improve your mood and is clinically proven to be good for your health, so make the most of April Fool’s Day on April 1st to make yourself and those around you smile!

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, varying from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Seek medical attention right away if you have any COVID-19 warning signs including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, trouble breathing, or bluish lips or face.

There may be other symptoms or warning signs. Call a doctor if you have any severe or concerning symptoms.

For more information about the coronavirus and updates related to Texas, be sure to visit https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus.

Here are photos of some of our staff members responsibly wearing their masks while working.

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 Spindletop Center is a non-profit healthcare organization specializing in behavioral healthcare, programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use recovery services for each stage of life. Our mission is to help people help themselves by providing resources and supports.

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