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

July 2020

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At Spindletop Center, our first concern for the community, our employees and all the individuals and families we serve is protection from exposure to the novel coronavirus. With that in mind, we have taken steps to ensure your safety while remaining open for business. Effective immediately, all routine services will be provided by scheduled appointments only. Our trusted team will provide services to you using technology such as telehealth, telemedicine and telephone whenever possible.

 

During business hours, please call 409-839-1000 and one of our operators will help you get started.

Introducing a new initiative from Spindletop Center!

Stronger Together Spindletop Cares will be 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.

To learn more about how you can participate, please email 
StrongerTogether@stctr.org today.

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

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Staff Member Wearing PPE
Staff Member Wearing PPE
Screenshot from our July Public Service Announcement

Click the image to watch our PSA from July!
 

While it's important to exercise and maintain healthy levels of physical activity year-round, certain precautions should be taken for the summer heat.

Remember these tips when exercising outdoors:
Make sure you stay hydrated
Wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's UV rays
Wear a hat and sunglasses for additional protection
Try brisk walking instead of running
Wear reflective clothing or wristbands when exercising at night

For more information, call 409-839-1000.

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

Our Thank You Thursday recipient this month is Ivonne Garcia, qualified mental health professional. Ivonne has been a part of the Spindletop family for just over one year. She is bilingual and has a mixed caseload of about 40 kids with a majority of them being of Hispanic descent. She is also a part of the Hispanic Population Outreach that does outreach to promote mental health awareness in the Hispanic community.

1. What do you enjoy most about working at Spindletop Center? 
I love the fact that I get to help people every day. I work with children and their families, and it is so great to see the entire family dynamic improve. I also had a child graduate from the program! 

2. What is one fact about yourself that most people at Spindletop Center wouldn’t know? 
I have a Master’s in Criminology! I specialized in several things, but one of my favorites is place-based or environmental criminology. You can lower you and your property’s chances of being victimized just by changing how things look!

3. What are your three favorite movies/TV shows? 
Terminator 2: Judgement Day is my all-time favorite! Criminal Minds (but sometimes I can guess the endings due to my criminology degree lol) and Malcolm in the Middle. If a family ever needed our help, they sure do! 

4. What’s something that you hope to cross off your bucket list in the near future? 
I want to travel to the middle of nowhere and look up at the Milky Way.

5. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? 
Get rid of all cancer!

Sumer Pickles Recipe
Americorps VISTA team member Shannon shared an easy pickle recipe this month. Save the image above or find the recipe below to make your own pickles!
 
Make Your Own Summer Pickles
Ingredients
4 small cucumbers, scrubbed and cut lengthwise into spears
½ cup fresh dill, loosely packed, washed and separated into sprigs 
½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns 
1 1/2 cups boiling water 
3/4 cup white vinegar 
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt 
1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar 
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions
Prepare brine: in large measuring cup or bowl, mix boiling water, vinegar, salt, sugar, and red pepper flakes. 
Place cucumber spears into clean jars, packing tightly. 
Add dill sprigs and peppercorns. 
Pour brine into jars over cucumbers, fill to ¼ inch of top of jar. 
Cover jars with lids, let cool to room temperature. 
Put into refrigerator for at least 1 hour, and up to 2 weeks.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
 

COVID-19 patients reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
 

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Call your doctor if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.


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

Spindletop Center Job of the Week

Spindletop Center's Job of the Week posts this month included ESC Resource Coordinator/LPC, Crisis Outreach Worker, and Professional Counselor!
To find out more about these positions, and all of our available positions, visit our job website and be sure to share with your friends and family!

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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.

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

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Spindletop Center
655 South 8th Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
409-839-1000
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