Miller Community House, a non-profit organization in Portage County that is part of Family & Community Services, Inc., provides emergency shelter and supportive services to men, women and children experiencing a housing crisis. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for their residents by providing a 30 day shelter with services such as advocacy, information and referrals to area resources and collaborative agencies.
There are large, shared common areas: living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, youth room and outside patio/play area. Food and basic personal items are available for those who need it. On-site case management is provided to ensure that barriers are addressed quickly and a housing plan is initiated.
Miller House Website: https://fcsserves.org/program/miller-community-house/
White Barn Healing Arts Center teaches personal growth classes every Tuesday morning at Miller Community House in Kent from 9am to 10. Residents are welcome but not required to join the classes. In the classes we talk about and learn...
• ...natural and holistic ways to deal with anxiety, stress, anger management, frustration worry, and other negative emotions
• ...about changing our thought patterns so our perspective is focused on that which is positive, hopeful, optimistic, purposeful, and meaningful
• ...how to use the tools/gifts provided for self help and personal growth to keep calmness and peace in every day; to be able to think clearly in difficult situations; to recognize our path and purpose; and to understand our value and ability to be of service to others
During each class we provide printed educational materials that remind participants of lessons and practices we have learned in each session.
We also provide practical gifts that help each individual to put into practice during the week things we reviewed in class.
For example, if we are teaching the use of essential oils such as Lemon Essential Oil for calming our stress and dealing with anger management, we may give out vials of Lemon essential oil to each person. If we are teaching a way to change our thought patterns, we may give out a wristband with a gentle reminder on it to help us through a difficult situation.
• $7 will cover the cost of "give-a-ways" for one person in a class
• $28 will pay for the cost of educational materials and support gifts for one person for their entire stay at the shelter for a total of 4 weeks - covering 4 classes
Please consider supporting White Barn in our endeavor to bring light, love, peace and educational opportunities to those in our community who are not only struggling with housing concerns, but may also be in need of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support as well.
Your contributions will enable us to provide educational materials and support items for every person who attends the Personal Growth classes at Miller House. Your generous donation will help someone else's light to shine a little brighter!
...the peacefulness and healing that various forms of meditation can bring when practiced regularly.
...working with mudras, connecting energy points in our hands, to release anger, gain clarity, calm stress, and discover inner strength and stamina.
...experiencing the many benefits of essential oils that are known to fight depression, clear clutter from our minds, promote relaxation, and more.
...discovering meditation in motion, and enjoying the balancing energy and breath work of Tai Chi/Qigong.
...learning and listening to parables that often illustrate life's lessons in a unique and memorable way.
...lessons passed down through many cultures rich in practices of teaching personal and spiritual growth.
..."worry stones" as they were known back in the day — using stones and crystals to remind us of qualities we can strive for in our life.
...learning local and distal pressure points on the body to provide both physical and mental/emotional pain relief.
...putting into practice the 5 basic principles of Reiki and understanding how healing in our lives often takes place at an energetic level.