Posts by Mary Kay

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Posted by on Sep 1, 2020 in Featured Slider, News | 0 comments

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We understand that suicide is an extremely difficult topic to address, but its prevalence and the ripple effect it has on friends and family makes it critical to discuss openly and honestly.  According to the CDC, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for more than 48,000 deaths in 2018 alone. There’s help a phone call away. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers across the country providing free and...

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Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools

Now more than ever there must be a comprehensive approach to supporting the wellbeing of students.  This guide is meant for school leaders—and it is focused on practical strategies that can be used now.  This brief was co-developed by The California Children’s Trust (The Trust) and Breaking Barriers. Hathaway-Sycamores CEO Debbie Manners and Hathaway-Sycamores Vice President of School-Based Services & Early Education Marisa Perez-Martin are included among the contributors and reviewers of...

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Virtual Cocktail Class and Party: August 20th

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Events, News | 0 comments

Virtual Cocktail Class and Party: August 20th

Our 26-year old “Dinners from the Heart” tradition has been reimagined for the digital age of social distancing, with our inaugural Virtual Dinner Party and Cooking Class in June. The first event was such a success, we are pleased to announce our second Virtual Dinners from the Heart, a Virtual Cocktail Class and Party on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, hosted in your home via Zoom. The event will be a simple and delicious way to safely join with community and support the work we do...

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Virtual “Dinners from the Heart” Event Raises Funds for Children and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Events, News | 0 comments

Virtual “Dinners from the Heart” Event Raises Funds for Children and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ “Dinners from the Heart” tradition was reimagined for the digital age of social distancing with a Virtual Dinner Party and Cooking Class on Saturday, June 27. The agency partnered with famed Pasadena chef and longtime supporter of Hathaway-Sycamores, Claud Beltran of Bacchus Kitchen and Claud & Co Catering, and Ascension Cellars, a boutique Paso Robles Winery, for this event. Practicing being safer at home or in small groups with friends,...

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Our hearts are broken: a message from Hathaway-Sycamores CEO

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Featured Slider, News | 0 comments

Our hearts are broken: a message from Hathaway-Sycamores CEO

Our hearts are broken by the recent events and the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and more.  These tragedies continue to surface the racism that exists. As an organization our shared values and beliefs recognize that systematic racism and implicit bias are real and that as an organization we must model and advocate for diversity, inclusion, justice and equity. Where we start is coming together.  We will not solve this problem overnight.   We can begin by having...

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