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Lecture/Workshop for Irene Victims

Margaretville Hospital and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley are pleased to announce a lecture/workshop to assist members of the communities affected by Hurricane Irene.  It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Margaretville Central School gymnasium, led by Sr. Maureen Jerkowski, OSF, MSW, a social worker at Good Shepherd Family Services in the Bronx.

Living through a natural disaster can be traumatic…If you have been affected by Hurricane Irene and suffering from stress, come learn some self-care practices that can help you and your family during these traumatic times.

Sr. Jerkowski is part of Capacitar International, a non-profit organization based in Santa Cruz, California. Its vision is to bring peace, healing and wholeness to our world. Capacitar is a Spanish word meaning to empower, to encourage, to bring each other to life.  (www.capacitar.org)

Capacitar is especially committed to people affected by domestic and political violence, poverty, HIV/AIDS and natural disasters, and currently works in 16 states in the U.S. and in 30 countries in the Americas, the Caribbean, Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe, and Asia Pacific.


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