In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc. has been selected as the Partner of the Month for July in celebration of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
Located in Cleveland, Ohio, A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc.’s mission is to work with at risk youth, young adults, and underserved populations, putting a “PAUSE” on Negative Thinking and Behaviors through P.E.A. (prevention, education, and art). Their vision is to address social issues that impact many causes of self destructive and defeating behaviors which are infiltrating our communities. It is their vision that implementing programmatic time allotted “pauses” of negative thinking and identifying individual’s goals and dreams though artful expressions, and life skills that today’s at risk population will create a new “cause” for living a healthier and productive life.
Some of the programs and services that are currently offered:
- Youth Development Program – The organization as an effort to target disenfranchised and disengaged youth who were either involved or leading to involvement in the criminal justice system. The participants are preparing to transistion into theit desired interest while staying engaged in reaching their goals and dreams. Artful Expression consists of: Music, Drama, The Culinary, and Dance.
- Prevention Program – The Prevention Programs are structured to guide and assist clients to be the best they can possible be. Students are expected to develop a sense of self worth, confidence, increased esteem and guidance towards achieving their goals and dreams. A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc.’s clients are empowered and motivated by qualified staff and mentors to assist with creating a new cause for living productive and healthy lives.
- Recovery & Peer Support Program – Research has shown that recovery is facilitated by social support as four types, emotional, informational, instrumental, and affiliational. Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) projects have found these types of support are instrumental in successes of those who suffer substance abuse disorders and help individuals to become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse.
Learn more about the A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc. programs and their purpose to make attainable education, art, and skills that will guide and present alternative directions toward self-sufficiency and productivity for individuals, families, and communities in the Cleveland community.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.