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Community Spotlight

F.A.I.T.H. wants to spotlight and give shout outs to people, companies and organizations in our communities who deserve it! We are going to use this page on our website to honor and salute those who go the extra mile, the givers, the people and teams that tirelessly work to serve for the good of others. For those who are on this community spotlight page, just know we want to give you your flowers while you can see, smell, feel and appreciate them. F.A.I.T.H. appreciates YOU!

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June 2024 Spotlight is on the people and companies that supported the F.A.I.T.H. FREEDOM FESTIVAL JUNETEENTH 2024

F.A.I.T.H. held its second annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival on June 19, 2024, at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas Nevada. It was a major success and approximately 5,000 people from the community came out to celebrate Juneteenth. Along with local food vendors and performers, the headliners were Kindred The Family Soul and Jamal Roberts. The community loved them! Expertise Barber Institute provided free haircuts, there was a kids zone with various activities, airbrush artists, and other local vendors selling products and giving out information on community programs. The night ended with a spectacular drone show tribute to the co-founder of F.A.I.T.H., Brenda Chaney and then the live firework show that Ms. Brenda wanted this event to have each year. It was truly beautiful and AMAZING!

This event could not have been as successful as it was without the support of the following: Craig Ranch Park staff, LAMAR Advertising, Gritz Café, KSNV, Las Vegas Morning Blend on KTNV, Craig Knight of KCEP Power 88.1, Joseph Pigee of Sir Pigee Productions, Commercial Insurance Services, and US Bank.

We Appreciate and Thank everyone who was involved in the success of this event.

The Legacy of Brenda Y Chaney

1961 ~ 2024

We spotlight the creator of our “community spotlight” page, Ms. Brenda Chaney, who recently passed away after a tough battle with cancer.

Brenda was born in 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada, graduated at the age of 16 after giving birth to her firstborn, Iesha. Brenda was determined not to become a statistic as a teen mother. This is where she also learned the value of serving God by serving others.

Brenda was baptized at an early age and attended the Church of Christ faithfully. Although Brenda had her struggles along life’s journey, her faith and belief in the Lord never wavered.

Brenda’s employment experience consisted of working at various casinos as a 21 dealer. She was naturally gifted in navigating complex documents, which landed her a position as a grant writer for several community projects, including Smart Start Child Care and Summer Food Program, which was owned by her parents. She had a knack for fine details associated with crafting compelling conclusions to complex questions.

An entrepreneurial spirit was instilled in Brenda by her parents. Inspired by her testimony of recovery, in 2018, she co-founded F.A.I.T.H. Behavioral Services and Wellness Center with her mother Willia and her daughter Iesha. F.A.I.T.H. ignited the passion Brenda always had to serve, advocate, and give back to her community. She was the Executive Producer for the 2023 Juneteenth F.A.I.T.H. Freedom Festival at Craig Ranch Park, Tasha Cobbs Gospel Extravaganza at Word of Life Christian Academy, and Le’Andria Johnson concert at the Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center.

Her philanthropic contributions made an impact on many local nonprofit organizations. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, Vets2Vets non-profit advocate and volunteer, Urban Awareness -USA- Grants volunteer, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Business Scholarship Award recipient, to name a few.

Above all things, Brenda's faith in God was her guiding light. She loved the Lord, her family, and the community. Her stern but fair leadership inspired her staff to continue to better themselves and participate in community events through volunteering and outreach. She made it clear that anyone working with F.A.I.T.H. should leave better and more knowledgeable than when they started with the company. She believed in growth and continued training. Brenda was encouraging and a strong role model. The Legacy she has left in our community is a direct reflection of the value systems that she instilled in her children and all of those who have been impacted by her love and generosity.

Her legacy and beautiful memories will be cherished by her family, friends, staff, clients, business associates, and the communities she served.

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June 2023 Spotlight is on the people and companies that supported the F.A.I.T.H. FREEDOM FESTIVAL JUNETEENTH 2023

F.A.I.T.H. held its first annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival on June 19, 2023 at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas Nevada. It was a major success and approximately 4,000 people from the community came out to celebrate Juneteenth. Local businesses provided free haircuts, vaccines, face painting, photo booth pictures and recovery information. Other vendors sold and advertised their products. There were food and drink trucks and a wonderful lineup of entertainment. This event could not have been as successful as it was without the staff of Craig Ranch Park. Bud Pico, Will, Niko and the entire team that helped us over the months during the planning stages as well as the day of the event when we had to move locations within the park for safety reasons due to the high winds. Also, a huge shout out to the staff at LAMAR Advertising, who advertised the event weeks in advance. The local news stations who interviewed and advertised the event in advance, the Las Vegas Review Journal / Sun for the wonderful after event article and Craig Knight of KCEP 88.1 radio station for planning with us and making sure the entertainment was flawless!

We Appreciate and Thank everyone who was involved in the success of this event.

March 2023 Spotlight is on the Nevada Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative / Foundation For Recovery

The NV Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative is a state-funded program that provides free training around substance use and mental health challenges to business owners, with the goal supporting Nevada businesses and creating a happier, healthier and more productive workforce.

The cost of substance use disorder to Nevada businesses is over $6.8 billion annually. They provide support and training around the prevalent issues of SUD and mental health challenges to assist businesses in saving on their bottom line, enhancing workplace culture and increasing employee wellness, loyalty and retention.

Once a business partners with them and completes a 4-hour training (either in-person or virtually), they are designated as a Recovery Friendly Workplace and they receive free access to ongoing support, education and training, and all the recovery and mental health resources available through Foundation For Recovery. They can also connect partnering businesses to our State of Nevada representatives to assist with workforce recruitment and provide free life-saving resources to each business such as Narcan, fentanyl test strips, and more, in our Anonymous Support Box.

Your business receives state-wide recognition and a Certificate of Recognition from the NV Executive Office. You gain visibility as a Recovery Friendly Workplace, and they support you in enhancing workplace culture, employee wellness, fighting stigma and supporting yourself, your staff and your business.

Join F.A.I.T.H. Behavioral Services and Wellness Center and get started and become a Designated Recovery Friendly Workplace, simply copy and paste the link below to register for one of the upcoming online Orientations.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nv-recovery-friendly-workplace-orientation-tickets-528771318247

December 2022 Spotlight is on the Southern Nevada Health District

Fentanyl Test Strips and Narcan programs being offered by SNHD to help save lives in our community!

Naloxone Training: SNHD is training and distributing naloxone. (Narcan®) to first responders and members of key community sectors including F.A.I.T.H. Behavioral Services and Wellness Center’s administration and outreach team members. The Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend carrying naloxone, also known as Narcan®, an opioid-antagonist that can be administered to help reverse opioid overdoses.

According to data released by the Southern Nevada Health District, deaths involving fentanyl or fentanyl analogs (drugs designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of fentanyl) are increasing in Clark County. the Southern Nevada Health District secured resources to distribute fentanyl test strips to the public and provide education and information to community partners so they can distribute them as well. The fentanyl test strips are available through the Health District’s pharmacy located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. and also available by calling our offices at F.A.I.T.H.

The test strips include easy-to-follow instructions and are similar to reading an at-home pregnancy test. The test strips detect fentanyl and fentanyl analogs. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins and Brown University found that test strips were accurate and easy to use.

We salute the Southern Nevada Health District in its efforts to save lives and to allow community partners like us to also partner with them!

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September 2022 Spotlight is on Committed 100 Men Helping Boys DBA:

Rising Stars Behavior Health, a 501 © 3 Non-Profit Organization in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1990 is a recipient of State of Nevada Community Recovery Grant for the next 2 years.

The focus of the grant is to provide free counseling and therapy services that will address the barriers of suicide and suicide thoughts, anxiety, panic attack, trauma, depression and social withdrawals during the pandemic targeting youth, adults and families from diverse low -income demographics in the following zip codes: 89101, 89106, 89031, 89032 and 89115.

“We are honored to receive the grant as it means we now have the ability to expand mental health counseling and therapy services at the same time inflation makes operations more costly” said, Mike Waller, Program Manager and Counselor. “This grant allows us to focus on our clients and services right now rather than on where to procure additional funds.” The Community Recovery Grants are designed to augment operations for those non-profits with pre-existing infrastructure, systems and staff that enable them to help clients quickly and efficiently in the wake of the pandemic disruptions.

Rising Stars Behavior Health has been serving clients since 2016 through the rollout of mental health counseling services. The organization has dealt with challenges, growing needs, disruptions, and loss of revenue during the pandemic. “We look forward to be able to do more for clients we serve thanks to these funds,” said Mike Waller. We’re grateful to be recipients of Community Recovery dollars and look forward to implementing more services in the future”.

To learn more about Rising Stars Behavior Health mental health counseling and therapy services, please call 702-462-9243.

June 2022 Spotlight is on UMC Hospital

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

I am honored and blessed to acknowledge UMC Medical Center for the exemplary work that they do. It has been two years almost to the date that I had to have emergency surgery. I admitted myself into the hospital in the height on the COVID-19 pandemic. I was alone and afraid. I sought emergency treatment for what I believed was a gall bladder attack. After admittance it was discovered that I had life threatening ovarian tumors. I remember being so scared. The hospital was on COVID-19 lockdown. I didn't have my family with me to console me. The surgery was crucial to saving my life, but I was fearful of being alone. I expressed my sentiments to everyone that administered care to me, the nurses, doctors and support staff. I received an outpour of support from everyone...everyone!

I even had doctors and nurses praying with me. The day finally came when the surgical team met with me. After speaking with them I felt assured that I would survive! However, during post-op, I was informed that I was bleeding internally. I asked to borrow a cell phone from one of the attendants, I don't know where I got the strength. I called my mom again to pray for me. I immediately went back into surgery to stop the bleeding. Had it not been for the care that I received from the hospital and its affiliates, I would not be here today. To those special people at UMC, you know who you are, thank you for all that you do! Brenda Chaney

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