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Mental Health Month Video: 3 Tips to De-Stress Your Child After School

3 Tips to De-Stress Your Child After School Many children come home from school feeling very stressed from the day. And so often, when kids are stressed, their parents are as well. Just as much pressure can be felt after the school bell rings as during school […]

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Mental Health Month Video: 4 Tips to Cope with Financial Stress

4 Tips to Cope with Financial Stress There are many reasons a person can become financially stressed. A large amount of debt, a job loss or overtime reduction, medical bills, or simply being irresponsible with your spending could cause financial stress. Even if you are financially responsible, […]

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Mental Health Month Video: Four Tips to Help Children Positively Adapt to Change

Four Tips to Help Children Positively Adapt to Change In addition to providing children a safe and secure beginning, how can we prepare them for the ups and downs of life? Life doesn’t stay the same – people move houses, kids change schools, friends shift away, parents […]

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Do You Know What Mental Illness Feels Like?

Do You Know What Mental Illness Feels Like?   We often hear the clinical terms used by doctors and other professionals to identify the symptoms of mental illnesses…but if someone hasn’t gone through it, would they know how to recognize it? So often, clinical terms don’t do […]

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Foreclosure Default/ Delinquency Budget & Credit Counseling Workshop in Portsmouth

Foreclosure Default/Delinquency Budget & Credit Counseling Workshop   When: Tuesday May 10, 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm & Thursday May 19, 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm Where: The Up Center, Portsmouth VA. 1805 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth VA. (757) 397-2121 Sign up at The Up Center or call to register at  757-622-7017 ext.103 All counseling […]

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New Women’s Assertiveness Group Dates- Suffolk

  Women’s Assertiveness Class A class for WOMEN to learn ways to stand up for themselves! Would you Like… To overcome fear of conflict and anger?                To have a new way to handle stress?          To not be taken advantage of?   To be able to […]

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New Women’s Assertiveness Group Dates- Portsmouth

Women’s Assertiveness Group A class for WOMEN to learn ways to stand up for themselves!   Would you like…To overcome fear of conflict and anger?        To have a new way to handle stress? To be able to say NO?                                To not be taken advantage of? […]

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Helping Fathers With Employment Barriers

Up Center Books transitional jobs and job training program helps 75 Norfolk fathers gain marketable skills and find employment. Find us at 9 minutes into the segment. Bottom Line – May 2012: wavy.com  

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Up Center Books: The Power of Second Chances

Everyone deserves a second chance, and yet sometimes those second chances aren’t easy to come by. Realizing he needed to care for his two young children, Darfeis Williams wanted to make a change, but his criminal background proved an obstacle he just couldn’t overcome on his own. “I ended […]

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Free Homebuying & Foreclosure Prevention Workshops – Aug. 25, 2012

Join The Up Center in a free Homebuying or Foreclosure Prevention Workshop  on Sat., Aug. 25th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Learn from experts in the fields of real estate, law, banking and more! Raffle Drawings! Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Learn about: “Bankruptcy” […]

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