Announcement – Marsha Baray Joins PCS
Dear friends of PCS:
I am pleased to announce that Marsha Baray has joined the PCS team as our Development Associate. Marsha has extensive experience in development from her roles as Director of Development at Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. In her position with SOTX, she served as an ambassador of the organization with a diverse group of stakeholders with the sole purpose of advancing the mission and vision of SOTX.
Marsha is a native of Manchester, NH. She has lived in California, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science at the University of California-Irvine. She later lived and worked in Texas and Maine before returning to her home in New Hampshire.
Marsha brings a broad knowledge of event planning, grant writing, fund-raising, and public and donor relations to PCS. Her primary responsibilities as Development Associate will be to assist in the creation of a strategic long-range fundraising plan, develop corporate and individual donors and community partners, identify grant opportunities, handle donor correspondence, maintain the donor management database, support and plan fund-raising events, and participate in community relations activities.
Please join me in welcoming Marsha to the PCS team.
Calvin Genzel, Ph.D.
Manchester Rotary Club Makes Donation to PCS
Manchester Rotary President George Jump and Rotary Member Mark Burns presenting a check for $5000 to PCS Executive Director Calvin Genzel. PCS will use this generous donation to support and expand its clinical services to children, adolescents, and their families.
PCS Participates in Giving Tuesday
Dear friends of PCS:
As we near the end of another challenging and stressful year, I want to thank you for the many ways you have supported the PCS mission to “promote healing and wholeness of mind, body and spirit.” Thanks to your support we have been able to provide effective, compassionate counseling to people of all ages.
This has been a busy and productive year for PCS. We hired two licensed clinicians and a new Administrator of Finance. Our clinical staff provided mental health services to approximately 250 people weekly. Our Training Program in Psychotherapy is educating the next generation of counselors. PCS participated in a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative. PCS honored 7 inspirational Good Samaritans at a celebration on site in September. And our incredibly talented and hard-working staff and Board continue to keep the organization vibrant and strong.
PCS will be participating in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29, 2022! Begun in 2012, this National day of Giving encourages people to support organizations in their local communities that are committed to helping others.
PCS will use the money raised through Giving Tuesday to provide clinical care to people who would otherwise be unable to afford it during these stressful and challenging
With your help our goal is to raise $5,000. A donation of $500 will provide 10 counseling sessions to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford it. A donation of $250 will offer 5 counseling sessions and a gift of $50 will provide one session.
You can support our mission by clicking the donate button below.
Calvin Genzel, Ph.D.
Good Samaritan Awards – Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
PCS will hold its 2022 Good Samaritan Awards celebration on Thursday evening, Sept. 22. This year’s inspirational event will be held on the beautiful back lawn of Manning House Estate at the Brookside Congregational Church at 2013 Elm Street in Manchester. The celebration will start at 5 PM for socializing and networking. This will be followed by the introductions and presentations of the awards to this year’s honorees.
PCS started this popular event in 1996 to recognize and honor generous, compassionate, and active people who are making significant contributions to the health and well-being of Manchester and surrounding communities. To date we have recognized over 110 Good Samaritans. This year we will be honoring another outstanding class of individuals.
Patricia Carty, the President and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, is a long-time advocate of mental health treatment and supporter of programs that help those living with mental health issues.
Bobbie Bagley, the Director of Public Health and Community Services for the City of Nashua, is a leader in the development and support of programs that enhance public health and increase access to services.
Mark Mulcahy, the Team Leader of Keller Williams Reality Metropolitan, and Kay Mulcahy, a respected educator, are a community-minded couple who support many local organizations that enhance the quality of life in Manchester.
Elliot Perry and his parents, Carrie and BJ Perry, are extremely successful philanthropists and advocates for children with special needs.
These are inspirational people and we are happy to recognize them for all that they do for so many. You can purchase tickets to this event by contacting our Administrative Assistant, Christine Butler. Her number is (603) 627-2702, or through the link below. Tickets are $75 per person. Please note in the comment field all individuals attending and your mailing address. Please join us for an uplifting evening with these wonderful individuals.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative
PCS has embarked on a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative which is being led by James McKim, a recognized leader and speaker in the areas of organizational effectiveness, development, diversity, equity, and inclusivity. He is the author of “The Diversity Factor: institutions and Society Igniting Superior Organizational Performance.”
The purpose of this project is to do a thorough analysis of our policies, procedures, and actions in regard to these essential principles and then to initiate changes that improve our functioning in these areas. This DEI commitment includes all staff, Board members, clients, and community members engaged with this organization.
PCS formed a DEI Committee to provide leadership for this initiative. The mission of this Committee is to strengthen the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the PCS organization, which is aligned with our current vision statement: Working cooperatively with other agencies in the communities we serve, PCS strives for a world in which effective and compassionate mental health services are available, without barriers, to all who need them.
The objectives of this initiative are to: 1) build capacity and competency to lead and manage a diverse workforce; 2) create a work environment that ensures equal access to opportunities for professional growth and advancement; 3) develop cultural competence and responsiveness, as an organization, to maximize our effectiveness; 4) formulate recommendations for the development or modification of policies and practices that will positively impact diversity, inclusivity, and equity efforts; 5) create internal organizational learning opportunities for staff and Board members to facilitate personal understanding of inclusion and equity.
The DEI Committee has composed a DEI plan, created a DEI Committee Charter, identified key stakeholders, and sponsored two webinars led by James McKim: 1) “Diversity: good or bad for this agency?” 2) “DEI: Key Concepts.” Additionally, the Committee created surveys that will be distributed to key stakeholder groups later this month. Information from the questionnaires and personal interviews with representative people will be used to measure the agency’s current involvement in DEI and to make recommendations on how these principles can be better integrated into the work that we do.
We are excited about this initiative and the ways it will improve our work in these important areas.
Calvin Genzel, Ph.D.
Executive Director PCS