COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACH
The Center for Relational Change is committed to being a part of the community and giving back to people who live here in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Please make sure to check back for upcoming events and engagement opportunities.
“Say Its Name” 2022 Conference
Restoring Self in the Midst of White Supremacy
The Center for Relational Change hosted the 2022 “Say Its Name” conference. The theme for the conference was Restoring Self in the Midst of White Supremacy. The conference was held on September 16-17th from 9am- 4:30pm at the Pittsburgh Mennonite Church. Individuals had the option of experiencing the conference in person or virtual. For mental health professionals, there was an opportunity to earn up to 12 CE’s.
The conference was open to anyone who is doing the work and committed to understanding and dismantling White Supremacy, and the various systems in place to uphold its power. Individuals at the conference will be invited to engage in complex systemic thinking and introspective work around the ways in which White Supremacy has impacted them personal and in relation to those around them. The conference included dynamic keynote speakers for both days, workshop presentations, small group processing, and restorative interactive activities.
The mission of the Say Its Name Conference is to facilitate lasting and impactful change in the continued efforts in dismantling white supremacy; educate about the relational nature of social injustice; empower individuals to understand their relationship to self; invite individuals and communities in their journey to healing past and current wounds by providing space; and foster understanding and intentional connection.
Objectives of 2022 Conference
- To create a stronger connection to self through systemic thinking
- To educate about the impact of white supremacy on self
- To demonstrate how to center self in the midst of white supremacy
- To empower individuals to understand their relationship to white supremacy and injustice
- To provide a space of healing and restoration
Books for Bags Spades Tournament
During the summer of 2021, the Center hosted a spades tournament to raise monetary contributions for back-to-school supplies. These supplies were donated to the underserved children and families in the Pittsburgh community. Clinicians and community members gathered for a competitive and lively game of Spades. Notably, the Hardwork Sports & Performance gym, where the tournament was held, matched the Center’s contributions for school supplies. Over $1,000 was raised for the children at Faison Elementary school.
Days of Giving
The Center hosted a Days of Giving event this past December to give back to the Pittsburgh community. The holiday drive benefited the Jubilee Soup Kitchen. The Jubilee Soup Kitchen provides services to those in the Pittsburgh community that are challenged by poverty, joblessness, or homelessness. Donations of dry foods, clothing, toys, outdoor wear, and personal care items were collected by clinicians at both of our locations. The Center’s staff were overwhelmed with donations, as we were able to contribute an abundance of clothes, toiletries, and food for those in the Pittsburgh area. In addition to collecting donations, some of our clinicians also volunteered at the Light of Life Ministries by serving residents at this organization.
At the Center for Relational Change we believe in offering affordable therapy service to the disenfranchised, uninsured, under insured and all who seek treatment. Based on our values of social justice, we provide affordable options to individuals, couples and families who do not have health care or cannot afford the fees associated with their mental health care coverage.
This treatment is provided by an advanced masters level intern(s) under the supervision of our experienced, licensed clinicians. Treatment is provided as a reduced, out of pocket fee of $20 per session.
If you are interested in this treatment option, please contact us at 4412-450-0518.
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1789 South Braddock Ave., Suite 350Pittsburgh, PA 15218
North Hills Office
4721 McKnight Rd., Suite 208
Pittsburgh, PA 15237