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

September 2020

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Spindletop Center Selected as Best of the Best by the Beaumont Enterprise!

Over 165,000 people participated in voting in Beaumont Enterprise's Best of the Best contest. Spindletop Center is the platinum winner in the Counseling/Therapist category.

Thank you Southeast Texas for voting for Spindletop Center!
Jefferson County Commissioners Appoint
Dr. Dana Johnson as New Spindletop Center Board of Trustee
Creslyn Davis, Dr. Dana Johnson, Denise LeBlanc
Pictured: Creslyn Davis, Dr. Dana Johnson, Denise LeBlanc

The Jefferson County Commissioners Court has appointed Dr. Dana Johnson to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustee seat vacated by Shirley Adams, who retired from the position after three years of service.

“I am so pleased to welcome Dr. Dana Johnson to the Jefferson County Board of Trustee seat vacated by Mrs. Adams,” said Holly Borel, chief executive officer of Spindletop Center. “Dr. Johnson brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience and an interest in the important work of Spindletop Center supporting people who live with mental health and addiction conditions and intellectual and developmental disabilities. I look forward to working with Dr. Johnson and seeing how her involvement will enhance our team.”

Adams represented Jefferson County on the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees for three years.

“Spindletop Center is grateful for Shirley Adams’ heartfelt involvement and leadership on our Board of Trustees for three years,” said Borel. “We are sorry to say goodbye to her, and she will be greatly missed.”
Stronger Together 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.

To learn more about how you can participate, please email today.

SETX Out of the Darkness Event Flyer
Out of the Darkness is still happening this year - now as a drive through event!

Southeast Texas Out of the Darkness is on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the parking lot of Spindletop Center's South Campus (2750 South 8th Street, Beaumont, TX). At this event, you will be able to pick up t-shirts and resources, participate in a memorial event, drop off donations, and purchase merchandise entirely from your car.

Join our Spindletop Center Team or donate!

To find out more about the event and how to get involved, visit
Screenshot from September PSA

Click the image to watch our PSA from September!

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Each year, more than 40,000 Americans die by suicide, making it the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

There is hope and suicide is preventable.

Call our Crisis Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-937-8097. You don't have to fight this battle alone.

This message is brought to you by Spindletop Center, proudly promoting healthy living in our community.
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Spindletop Center broke ground on the Griffing Park Community Garden.
Check out our virtual groundbreaking ceremony by clicking the image above.

Griffing Park Community Garden, which is located in Port Arthur, is a new project that will be taking shape over the next few years. The garden is intended to allow the community, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to come together and grow food. Plots will be available for rent to everyone, including members of the Port Arthur community. Please join us in welcoming this garden to the neighborhood! If you would like to make a donation to the Griffing Park Community Garden, visit our donation form at and select "Community Garden" as the project you would like to contribute to.
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Support Spindletop Center today and everyday when shopping on Amazon! Click the link below to select us as your organization of choice.
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Thank You Thursday recipient Beth Crabtree
Let’s get to know this month’s Thank You Thursday recipient a little bit better!

Our Thank You Thursday recipient is Beth Crabtree, Program Specialist/Program Director for TDCJ and COPSD! Beth has been a part of the Spindletop Center family for 23 years. In her role, she maintains a caseload in the Substance Abuse Outpatient counseling program, supervises LCDC staff and case management staff, and oversees compliance with HHSC and TDCJ agency standards. 

Beth's supervisor notes that she is a dedicated employee and has a high work ethic.
 “Beth's twenty-three years speaks to her dedication to Spindletop. She knows how to make a friendly and inspiring work environment."

1. What do you enjoy most about working at Spindletop Center? 
Always allowing the employees to be innovative for the betterment of the company and the clients

2. What is one fact about yourself that most people at Spindletop Center wouldn’t know? 
 I love to drive old fast muscle cars (Mustangs, Cameros, road runners, anything that can go at least a buck 20 or more)

3. What are your three favorite movies/TV shows? 
Away, Resident, and Wizard of Oz

4. What’s something that you hope to cross off your bucket list in the near future? 
Being in Colorado mountains in late December and New Years

5. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? 
The ability to remove suffering of others

Spindletop Center Job of the Week

Spindletop Center's Job of the Week posts this month included Qualified Mental Health Professional, Administrative Assistant, Early Intervention Specialist, and ESC Resource Coordinator/LPC!

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!

Our Maintenance Crew members are rock stars!

They are working hard to get our First Steps ECI offices ready for when they resume Center-based services and assessments, all with a smile under their masks.
THANK YOU to our crew!
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Heather Champion, our Director of Business Development and Quality Assurance, sat down with Nancy Larzo on her show Vision Speaks Phase II to discuss mental health myths and the programs and services we offer. Click on the photo above to watch the interview!
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Veteran Coordinator John Casey and AmeriCorps VISTA Jazmin Ortiz represented Spindletop Center at the Southeast Texas Stand Down. This event featured various community services and resources, benefitting veterans, homeless veterans, families in need, and the homeless community.
Spindletop Center staff attended the Orange County Disaster Rebuild Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) event. This event provided resources to those who suffered major home damage due to Hurricane Laura.
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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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It is important to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends frequent hand washing, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask when around others as ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on how to protect yourself from COVID-19, visit the CDC's website.
COVID-19 Symptoms Infographic

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

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, 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
Crisis Line: 1-800-937-8097

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