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African American Arts – A Platform for Social Justice

African American Arts – A Platform for Social Justice

COMHAR Celebrates Black History Month AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE ARTS—Art as a Platform for Social Justice is the theme for Black History Month 2024.  Carter G. Woodson, a historian, founded Black History month in 1926 to promote the history, culture and achievements...

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People First – Vol. 9 | January 2024

People First – Vol. 9 | January 2024

Welcome to Volume 9 of PEOPLE FIRST, COMHAR's Agency Newsletter.  Share in the joy our members experienced during the holiday season; learn what is happening at COMHAR; meet our tenured team members! If you are interested in receiving the newsletter electronically,...

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December is AIDS AWARENESS MONTH

World AIDS Day 35: Remember and Commit   The theme for AIDS Awareness Month is "Remember and Commit."  This annual event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to honor those we have lost, and a rallying cry to commit to...

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Giving Tuesday – November 28

Giving Tuesday – November 28

  Can We Count On You to Help Us On Our Recovery Journey?  There truly are great things happening in Kensington, and COMHAR has been around for almost 50 years, positively impacting the lives of individuals in the great city of Philadelphia.  In the words of a...

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Giving Tuesday Is Coming Soon – November 28th

Giving Tuesday Is Coming Soon – November 28th

Can We Count On You to Help Us On Our Recovery Journey? There truly are great things happening in Kensington, and COMHAR has been around for almost 50 years, positively impacting the lives of individuals in the great city of Philadelphia.  In the words of a proud...

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COMHAR Participates in 37th Annual AIDS Walk

COMHAR Participates in 37th Annual AIDS Walk

COMHAR participated in the 37th Annual Aids Walk on Sunday, October 15th.  Joined by over 1,000 participants, COMHAR’s Community Living Room, which offers services to adults living with HIV/AIDS and a mental health diagnosis, gathered to show support for over 27,000...

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A Vital Community Initiative

A Vital Community Initiative

COMHAR Awarded Opportunity to Train Clinicians in Prolonged Exposure Therapy In a groundbreaking development for the Philadelphia community, COMHAR Outpatient Services has been awarded the prestigious opportunity to train clinicians in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)...

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August/September 2023 Newsletter

August/September 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to Volume 8 of PEOPLE FIRST, COMHAR's Agency Newsletter.  In this issue you will read about how the children in COMHAR's Latino Treatment Program were prepared for the first day of school; the 25th Anniversary party for the Independence House; a preview of...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 2023 recognition theme, Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America, pays tribute to the immense economic and political strides Latinos have made in the United States. National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and...

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Latino Treatment Program Backpack Party

Latino Treatment Program Backpack Party

Latino Treatment Program (LTP) hosted over 100 children at the 2023 Backpack Party!  The festivities began outside with face painting, games, giveaways, and a surprise visit from the Philadelphia Fire Department. Even in the rain, the children enjoyed touring the fire...

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COMHAR Elects New Board Member

COMHAR Elects New Board Member

COMHAR is pleased to announce the election of Allie Bruchwalski to the COMHAR Board of Directors on August 11, 2023. Allie is a Community Liaison at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia as well as a member of the Suicide Prevention Task Force of Philadelphia...

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COMHAR/NAMI Kick-Off Walk 2023

COMHAR/NAMI Kick-Off Walk 2023

Short on cash, but not demand, PA counties press for mental health funding hikes. ‘We’re in a crisis, and it’s getting worse,’ one county official told the Capital-Star.  June 5, 2023 We are reaching out to you because of our grave concern about mental health funding...

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