Community partner spotlight: Latched

Alpha Home is so proud to be able to partner with fellow nonprofit, Latched, to help our Family First clients by offering a monthly breastfeeding class.

The class is offered for free to registered participants and helps families offer their babies the healthiest start in life.

Latched offers a multitude of services designed to support you from before your baby is born to the day you decide to wean.

During the class, Latched discusses the how’s, when’s and what’s for nursing your baby.

The next class is scheduled for Friday, June 8th. To sign up, please contact Grace Pena at 210-735-3822 for more information.

For more about Latched, visit their website at http://latchedsupport.com/

Community partner spotlight: Gemini Ink

Last week, Gemini Ink – a literary arts nonprofit – stopped by Alpha Home to host a creative writing workshop for staff.

For the past year, Gemini Ink has been extending their services to Alpha Home Residential clients during their Writers in Communities workshop.

The workshop produced a set of poems by clients: https://soundcloud.com/gemini-ink/sets/alpha-home

Gemini Ink is a local nonprofit that believes in the vital role creative writing can play in an individual’s life and personal development.

Their writing classes are open to everyone. Check out a list of their upcoming workshops here: https://geminiink.org/events/category/workshops/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Ash San Antonio donates instruments for music therapy

We’re ready to start music therapy! Thanks to Sam Ash Music Stores for donating music makers to Alpha Home to help our clients heal and grow!

Most recently, Alpha Home received a scholarship to attend a Drum Circle Facilitator’s Training Playshop, where Alpha Home staff gained techniques and concepts to facilitate a drum circle with our clients.

The goal of the music therapy is to help clients release pent-up emotions, increase motivation, enhance self-awareness, improve cognition and memory retention, promote social interaction and decrease anxiety and depression.

Thank you, Sam Ash San Antonio for your generous donation! We’re ready to start making music!