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Join TransOhio at Columbus’ Spirit Day and Candlelight Vigil

Be a Part of Spirit Day in Columbus and Attend the Candlelight Vigil

Stonewall Columbus will hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gazebo at Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale Street, in Columbus, Ohio. This event coincides with the newly created “Spirit Day”
which recognizes the loss of lives to suicide directly related to anti-gay bullying.

Purple in the LGBT rainbow flag represents “Spirit.” Come and join us as we show the spirit of the Columbus LGBT community. We will stand together to encourage people who are being bullied and harassed because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgender to speak out and get help.

A short program will be held with speakers from our community and performances by Vox from the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus and Unecc. Resource materials will be on hand for distribution and a limited number of candles and “Spirit Day” purple ribbons will
be available at the park.

“It is very difficult for those who are suffering to reach out,” said Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus. “By holding this public event, it is our hope that we will encourage people who are being bullied and harassed because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to speak out and get help.”

Stonewall Columbus serves the Central Ohio LGBT community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration.

For more information, please contact Karla Rothan, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus, at 614-930-2261 or email her krothan@stonewallcolumbus.org.

PBJ Connections Summer Series of Group Therapy Sessions: Enroll Now!

PATASKALA, OH (June 14, 2010):

PBJ Connections summer series of group therapy sessions will focus on appropriate communication skills, anger management, at-risk behavior avoidance, and emotional management.

  • Communications Skills Group A – This group is for middle school aged girls that have communication skills deficits. Through horse activities chosen specifically for the group, the girls work on how to communicate with peers, how to read body language, and appropriate self-controls. Begins Monday June 14th at 4:30 – 6:00pm and runs for 10 weeks. Communications Skills Group A will be held at our Pataskala Location.
  • Communications Skills Group B – This group is for middle school aged boys that have communication skills deficits. Through horse activities chosen specifically for the group, the boys work on how to communicate with peers, how to read body language, and appropriate self-controls. Begins Monday June 14th at 4:30 – 6:00pm and runs for 10 weeks. Communications Skills Group B will be held at our Pataskala Location.
  • Social Skills for Elementary School Aged Children – Through horse activities chosen specifically for the group, the children work on social skills and learn appropriate self-controls. Begins Tuesday June 15th at 2:30 – 3:30pm and runs for 10 weeks. This group will be held at the Otterbein Equine Center in Westerville.
  • Emotional/Behavioral Management – This group is for high school aged girls and focuses on healthy emotional expression, behavior management, and appropriate social skills. Begins Tuesday June 15th at 4:00-5:30pm and runs for 10 weeks. This group will be held at the Otterbein Equine Center in Westerville.
  • Anger Management A – This group is for ages 12 – 15 and deals with healthy expression of emotions. Begins Wednesday June 16th at 4:30 – 6:00pm and runs for 10 weeks. This group will be held at our Pataskala Location.
  • Anger Management B – This group is for ages 12 – 15 and deals with healthy expression of emotions. Begins Thursday June 17th at 9:00 – 10:30pm and runs for 10 weeks. This group will be held at our Pataskala Location.

PBJ Connections focuses on treatment and family goals that youth are already working on, but in an experiential and fun environment. Through the group process, the horses provide a means to exploring and practicing appropriate interactions with peers and adults. Sessions take place in the barn and all sessions are facilitated by a licensed social worker and a certified horse professional. Sessions will be mostly non-riding but will include hands-on experience with the horses.

Cost is $600 for returning clients and $660 for new clients to cover the cost of an intake meeting. PBJ Connections is able to accept funding from Delaware County MRDD and is an I/O Waiver Provider for Franklin County.

Contact us to discuss other funding options in Licking and Franklin Counties. Through the generosity of our funders, including the Robert J. McKeever Fund of the Columbus Foundation, we have scholarships available for families who qualify.

The financial aid application process is easy and we encourage families to apply.

Please contact Holly Jedlicka, MSW,LISW at (614) 395-1395 or by email for more information or to begin the registration process.

Returning Clients: Refer a client/family who joins any of the summer groups and you and your referral will get 10% off the cost of summer groups. Your referring us to your friends is the best advertisement we can have.

PBJ Connections is a local 501(c)3 organization that provides equine-assisted psychotherapy to area at-risk youth and their families. Equine-assisted psychotherapy has a long history of success at helping youths who are at risk of falling through society’s safety nets. PBJ Connections Inc. was founded as a 501(c) 3 charity in October of 2006 and has been serving area families since that time.

For more information about PBJ Connections or our programs, call Holly Jedlicka, program director, 614-395-1395.

Howard T. Short and Burdette Augsburger Scholarship Fund of The Columbus Foundation

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES
The deadline date for the application is April 15.

If you have questions about this fund or the application process, please contact me directly at dhigginbotham@columbusfoundation.org or 614/251-4000.

Application | Guidelines

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered
  • Candidate must be pursuing post-secondary education at a Central Ohio (Franklin and contiguous counties) college or university or Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio
  • Candidate must have at least a 2.75 grade point average

Selection Criteria

Recipients will be chosen on the basis of the following selection criteria with the following weighting:

  • Character: 75%
  • Financial Need:  25%

An interview with the top candidates may be requested.

Payment/Distribution

  • Scholarship award shall be paid directly to the institution chosen by the recipient
  • Scholarship award may be used for tuition only
  • Scholarship award may be renewable, but prior recipients must reapply

Selection Committee

The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation shall have sole discretion in the selection of a recipient, based on the aforementioned selection criteria.