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

November 2019

Spindletop Center and our Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Coordinator Richard Kirchheiner (green shirt) hosted a Veterans Day Breakfast for the veterans working at the Center! They were treated to sundaes for National Sundae Day, as well.


"Spindletop holds events like this to thank our veteran employees," Richard said. "It provides opportunities to meet other service members and veterans in our organization and to build a network of support and understanding by shared life experiences."


We extend our thanks to those who serve, and to those who have served before them.


For more information about our MVPN Program, please contact Kirchheiner at      409-673-3275.

The Consumer/Advocate Advisory Committee (C/AAC) hosted a sundae fundraiser at the Center!


"The C/AAC had a great time Monday serving sundaes to individuals and staff," said Toye Babb, director of Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Authority Services. "We treated our Spindletop veterans in recognition of their service while raising funds for the C/AAC. The donations received will assist in defraying expenses for upcoming C/AAC events such as “Operation Santa” which provides Christmas gifts to school-aged individuals receiving our services.

During the first week in November, Grant Writer Kari Dolan, attended the Grant Professional Association’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

More than 1,000 grant professionals attended the five day workshop to learn the best tips and practices for securing federal, state, foundation and local funding.

Some of the classes Kari took were “Writing for Mental Health Care,” “Developing a Team Collaborative,” and she even took a refresher class on public speaking. For more information about the GPA, visit

Spindletop Center will host a Hispanic Community Outreach Event with other community organizations on Saturday, December 7 at La Luz Del Mundo in Port Arthur from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The featured presentation, Connecting to the Team: The ARD Process, will explain the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process to attendees and why it's the most critical area of parent involvement. This workshop will examine "special educationese" and explore how parent's input and involvement help shape each step in the process of their child's education plan.
The community organizations slated to attend and offer resources are Spindletop Center, The Arc of Greater Beaumont, The Association of Professionals & Students, the Partners Resource Network, Family Services of Southeast Texas, Samaritan Counseling Center and Port Arthur ISD Migrant Program.
La Luz Del Mundo is located at 3316 Highway 73, Port Arthur, Texas 77642.
For childcare RSVP to Rahel Gomez, co-director of the Port Arthur APS Chapter, at 409.300.7589.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Cristian Umana at 409.784.5529.

El Centro de Spindletop tendra un Evento de Divulgacion Hispana con otras organizaciones comunitarias el Sabado, el 7 de Diciembre en La Luz Del Mundo en Port Arthur a partir de las 8:30 a.m. a 12 p.m.
La presentacion presentada, conectando con el equipo: El Proceso ARD, explicara el proceso de Amision, Revision y Despido (ARD) a los asistentes y por que es la area mas critica de participacion de los padres. Este taller examinara “education especial” y explorara como los aportes y la participacion de los padres ayudan a dar forma a cado paso en el proceso del plan educativo de sus hijos.
Los organizaciones comunitarias programadas para asistir y ofrecer recursos son Spindletop Center, The Arc of Greater Beaumont, The Association of Professionals & Students, The Partners Resource Network, Family Services of Southeast Texas, Samaritan Counseling Center and Port Arthur ISD Migrant Program.
La Luz Del Mundo esta ubicada en 3316 Highway 73, Port Arthur, Texas 77642.
Para el cuidado de ninos RSVP a Rahel Gomez, codirector del Capitulo Port Arthur APS a 409 300-7589.
Si tiene preguntas sobre este evento, comuniquese con Cristian Umana a 409 784-5529.

Click the image to watch our PSA from November!
Tis the season for holiday cheer, but the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can also trigger stress for many people.
To reduce stress during this time of the year,
Stay organized
Share tasks
Take breaks when needed
Limit those holiday comfort foods and choose a healthier option
For more information, call 409-839-1000. This message is brought to you by Spindletop Center, proudly promoting healthy living in our community.

Let’s get to know this month’s Thank You Thursday recipient a little bit better!
  1. What do you enjoy most about working at Spindletop Center? First, I really enjoy the idea of helping the people that we serve. Also, being so appreciative by the peers I work alongside of makes coming to Spindletop a joy.
  2. What is one fact about yourself that most people at Spindletop Center wouldn’t know? I tend to be more comical than shy.
  3. What are your three favorite movies/TV shows? Titanic, The Haves & Have Nots and American Son.
  4. What’s something that you hope to cross off your bucket list in the near future? To go skiing.
  5. If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? The ability to cure sick and hurt people. So many people suffer from so many aspects whether it be physical, mental or emotional. To see people affected weighs heavy on my heart and I wish a cure for any and everybody that suffers from any type of illness.

Each month, we will highlight one of our programs or departments with photos and a description of what that program or department does.
This month, we're highlighting our Youth Recovery Community Program!

Alisha Maglio-Bean (left), program supervisor, Heather Fink, peer leader, Crystal Mooney, peer leader, Hanna Braneff, peer leader
Ryan Winn (not pictured), peer leader

The Youth Recovery Community includes a diverse network of recovery leaders and other support services working together to increase long-term recovery for youth and young adults ages 13-21. By utilizing community collaborations, we help young people reconnect to a healthy living environment through education, family-inclusive support services and an array of recovery-directed activities. Individuals, along with their families, friends, and supportive allies, all benefit from the program’s recovery supports and services.

"YRC peer leaders provide recovery coaching, recovery support groups and sober activities," Alisha said. "We are focused on building a recovery community for young people to save lives. I'm so proud of the work my team is doing with helping the young people of Southeast Texas."

Spindletop Center's Job of the Week posts this month included Youth Mental Health Trainer, Qualified Mental Health Professional, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Qualified Mental Health Professional!
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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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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