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Community Forums To Address Suicide

Gathering Community To Address Suicide & Depression

Two Sessions For Youth & Families This Saturday

Dear Community, 

Several reports across the academia and health circles are confirming that the teen suicides are increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups. Washington Post reports in June last year that "Suicide is a serious public health problem among all age groups. Among youth it exacts an enormous toll due to the significant years of potential life lost. In 2017, there were more than 6,200 suicide deaths among adolescents and young adults ages 15-24, making it the second-leading cause of death for that age group."

The core mission of MY Project USA is protecting and empowering our youth through social services and advocacy. We are very concerned about the rise of suicide in teenagers nationwide and within our local community. This weekend, we will be offering a non-judgmental space to raise awareness, learn, vent and heal for our youth, parents and other community members who might be dealing with stress and trauma at the moment. 

We are holding two sessions for the community this Saturday, January 11, to talk about the taboo topic of suicide and depression.

SESSION # 1 FOR YOUTH ONLY
12:30 - 2:00 pm @ MY Deah’s Store
3036 Sullivant Ave. Columbus, 43228

SESSION # 2 FOR FAMILIES
3:00 - 5:00 pm @ Hilliard Library Hilliard Room located upstairs
4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, 43026 

There will be certified mental health professionals to help facilitate the sessions and to support individuals dealing with trauma and stress during the  event. 

We are also collaborating with the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in their efforts in empowering their community through actions taken by a newly formed Mental Heath Task Force at the Center. We applaud their initiative and are looking forward to working with them for years to come. God willing. 

They are also holding an event Mental Health & Grief Support Event tomorrow night. Please see the details on their Facebook page.  

For more information about the events please contact us at Info@MYProjectUSA.org
More Information About Events
Information Session About Wedgewood Youth House

Youth Empowerment - Resource Center

Wedgewood Youth Center's Information Session This Saturday

Great Opportunity For Adults & Youth Volunteers
Collaborators & Sponsors Are Welcome   


Please join us for an information session about the Game Zone & Resource Center For Youth In the Wedgewood neighborhood. 

MY Project USA has secured a house in the Wedgewood neighborhood. We want to use it to offer youth and adult education to the neighbors. We will use it as a Youth Development/Resource Center. We will offer our reading program, ESL classes and several other safe, healthy activities to youth and adults in the neighborhood at this house. We will have free laundry available for youths in our program. We will also have healthy nutritious food available for children in need. Some areas will be set as game zone so the kids could come in the evening or during school break to hang out. Students suspended from the school would be welcomed to stay here in the day time. The programs will be free for all. Monetary donations will be encouraged when deemed okay.

This is a much needed initiative and we believe that it will transform the neighborhood towards more stable and safe neighborhood for all. There is no other recreational facility at the walking distance for the youths and schools are not able to cover these services as well. There are at least 2000 children in just Wedgewood apartments, mostly from Somali Bantu tribe. They are among the kids at high risk of drugs, gangs or being trafficked in Columbus.

At this session, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges with the neighbors and would like to recruit an advisory committee to oversee this project. 

Please RSVP at info@myprojectusa.org. The location will be emailed in response to the RSVP. 
RSVP or More Info - Email Us Now

MY Family Pantry Updates

MY Project USA Five Year Celebration Banquet & Awards Ceremony On Sunday, February 23, 2020


Five Year Celebrations of Amazing Services & Advocacy

An Award Ceremony to Celebrate Central Ohio's Social Justice Leaders & Activists


Please Join Us for an Inspirational Evening with Elected Officials, Interfaith and Community Leaders and our Youth Leaders as we gather to Support and Celebrate Columbus Youth and Families.


Save A Lot On Tickets Now. Early Early Bird Sale Ends On Jan 25, 2020

Student Ticket: $30/Seat
Adult Ticket: $50/seat 
Book A Table - Save $30/Seat 
Table of 8: $360/Table 

 
More Info & Tickets Here
MY Deah's store

We Need Your New & Gently Used Clothes, Shoes, Toys & Books 

 

10 Locations In Columbus & 2 Locations in Dayton To Drop Off Donations - Truck Pick Up Available For Large Donations


You can now drop off your donations of new and gently used clothes, shoes books, toys and other small non-breakable items in a donation box near you. These location Include: 

Noor Islamic Cultural Center -  5001 Wilcox Rd. Dublin 43016
Masjid Omar Ibn El-Khattab -  580 Riverview Dr, Columbus, OH 43202
Masjid Nimrah - 4501 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232
MAS Youth Center - 4615 Northtowne Blvd, Columbus, OH. 43229
Turkish American Society of Ohio (TASO) - 2885 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Ahlul Bayt Society - 2580 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
The First Congregational Church - 444 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Quick & Easy Mart -  4197 Cleveland Ave. Columbus
MY Deah's Store - 3036 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43204 - During Business Hours Only
MY Deah's Warehouse - 4004 Fondorf Dr. Columbus, OH 43228
Dayton Mercy Society -  2277 Maue Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Osman Gazi Mosque -  1508 Valley St, Dayton, OH 45404

We are looking for more locations. If interested in helping us or have any other question, please contact us at info@myprojectusa.org.


MY DEAH'S WINTER HOURS (NOV.EMBER - FEBRUARY)
MWF  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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Save These 2020 Dates Now

March 28, 2020 - Muslim Youth Town Hall 

April 14, 2020 - Muslim Youth Lobby Day

May 9, 2020 - Annual Iftar Dinner With Social Justice Advocates 

August 2, 2020  - Fall Festival for Wedgewood kids

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