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Adam’s Place Needs Community Support for 1st Annual “Build Strong Hearts” 5K Fundraiser

Adam’s Place is gearing up for its 1st annual “Build Strong Hearts” 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser at Springs Preserve

The event occurs on Saturday November 14th, 2020 and will be a combination of a virtual/real race so participants can take part and donate from across the country and around the world!

100% of net proceeds from this inaugural race will be donated to Adam’s Place. This comes as the nonprofit is in need of financial support from the community more than ever before. Since 2009, Adam’s Place has provided peer support programs to children, teens, and families coping with loss throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the staff and volunteer facilitators at Adam’s Place have launched “Telehealth” programs & services, including bi-monthly Zoom “Camp Cope” support meetings. These virtual meetings discuss a variety of themes, aimed at building community connections so participants know they are not alone during these challenging times. The nonprofit also continues to provide quarterly workshops on healthy coping skills for adults, along with training for teachers, counselors and social workers. Adam’s Place will also be expanding its in-school “Camp Cope” program to nine campuses in Clark County this fall.

To ensure all these programs & services are available at no charge to our kids, teens and families, Adam’s Place needs your financial support. One way to do this is become part of the nonprofit’s “Superhero Club. Donors can sponsor programs year-round by committing to giving just $10 a month.

Through race registrations and corporate sponsorships for the upcoming “Build Strong Hearts 5K”, the nonprofit will also be able to continue its mission for the rest of 2020 and beyond. To register for “Build Strong Hearts 5K”, go to active.com. For sponsorship information, email Beth Baughan at Beth@AdamsPlaceLV.org.

The event will take place at Springs Preserve on Saturday November 14, 2020.

  • 7:30AM Registration
  • 8:30 AM. 5K RUN/ 1 Mile walk
  • 9:30 AM Kids Run ( 3 -10 Years of Age )

Adam’s Place is grateful for their sponsors & supporters who make their work possible. They include Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, Sierra Heating and Air Conditioning, Windermere Prestige Properties, Bank of Nevada, UNLV School of Medicine, Gaming Arts, National Youth Sports Nevada, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Born and Raised, Hausbeck Brand, The Godfather, Brady Industries, and Move 4 Less.

For more information on how to support Adam’s Place and ways register for upcoming programs, go to AdamsPlaceLV.org or call 702.202.3891.


Adam’s Place moves to new location with help from Move 4 Less’s Community Program

Beginning July 1st 2020, local nonprofit, Adam’s Place, will be operating out of a new space at 1120 Shadow Lane in Las Vegas. The move is made possible thanks to the donated service & manpower of local company, Move 4 Less.

“We are so grateful for Move 4 Less for all their help to make this a less stressful situation,” said Adam’s Place founder Kelly Thomas Boyers. “This donation could not have come at a better time. We had not budgeted for a move and like many others in our community, we are doing more with less. It takes other community stakeholders to help us, help others.”

Move 4 Less has created the Moving Our Community program that will provide moving services to four (4) local Las Vegas families who have to move from their current residence due to COVID-19-related circumstances. THE MOVES WILL BE AT NO COST TO THE FAMILIES. Costs for the move will be paid for personally by the owners of Move 4 Less at their regular move rates.

Move 4 Less’s General Sales Manger, Eyrick Gibson, said his company is aware of the economic realities many in the community are facing and his team members want to do what they can to help. And when it comes to Adam’s Place, Gibson said it’s an easy decision to extend special help to this nonprofit because of what Kelly and her team do everyday for young people.

“The services they provide are so important and can make a major difference for the kids struggling to cope with major loss in their lives,” said Gibson. “We believe by helping Adam’s Place get to their new location smoothly, they can concentrate on what they do best which is helping children and continue to bring awareness to their organization.”

Adam’s Place new location at 1120 Shadow Lane will provide a larger space for support group meetings. The nonprofit is continuing to provide virtual programs and resources in an effort to promote safe social-distancing. This includes 2 virtual seminars this month targeting K-12 educators and counselors, focusing on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and teens and how local schools can prepare to be strong support systems outside the home.

Adam’s Place currently works with more than 300 youths every year. The non-profit also provides quarterly workshops on healthy coping skills for adults, along with training for teachers, counselors, and social workers. Donations and sponsorships for Adam’s Place programs and services are always appreciated. All of the money received stay here in the local community.

Adam’s Place is grateful for their sponsors & supporters who make their work possible. They include Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, Sierra Heating and Air Conditioning, Windermere Prestige Properties, Bank of Nevada, UNLV School of Medicine, Gaming Arts, National Youth Sports Nevada, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Born and Raised, Hausbeck Brand, The Godfather, Brady Industries, and Move 4 Less.


Adam’s Place Hosting Summer Webinars For Las Vegas Educators on Impacts of COVID-19

Local nonprofit, Adam’s Place, is hosting two virtual seminars in June of 2020 targeting K-12 educators and counselors.

The events will focus on the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and teens, and how local schools can prepare to be strong support systems outside the home.

The webinars will be presented by Dr. David Schonfeld MD, a globally recognized pediatrician based at UCLA’s Children Medical Center. He will conduct the informative sessions via Zoom online platform, focusing on 2 main topics: “Supporting Children during the Pandemic” and “Supporting Students Coping with Grief & Loss”.

“We want to bring a little more understanding to how children react to this current crisis and how we can anticipate on how we can help them through these difficult times,” said Dr. Schonfeld. “We are also going to be looking at how we can support grieving students as well as the schools as they deal with the loss experienced associated with the pandemic.”

Adam’s Place founder, Kelly Thomas Boyers, said the widespread anxiety and fear over the COVID19 Pandemic are resulting in greater awareness of the importance of mental health resources. This makes the work and cooperation between the nonprofit and the local educational community even more poignant during these stressful times.

“Adam’s Place Education and Training Series is committed to bringing local and national experts to Southern Nevada to support professionals and volunteers working with youth coping with loss, change and grief,” said Thomas-Boyers. “We have developed a network of resources over the past 10 years, and now more than ever, we want to scale out our reach and provide high quality programs for our local partners. Raising awareness, competency and sensitivity in school and other work cultures will will help build a resilient community.”

Adam’s Place currently works with more than 300 youths every year. The non-profit also provides quarterly workshops on healthy coping skills for adults, along with training for teachers, counselors, and social workers. A new program called “Music U” is a collaboration with local musical mentors giving children a chance to expand their coping skills in a healthy way. Other ongoing services include Junior Camp Cope, Adult Parenting Skills Programs, In-School Camp Cope Programs, Quarterly Healthy Coping Workshops, Quarterly Family Connections Events, Spring Well Corporate Employee training and On- Site Support Group Facilitation, along with Motivational Guest Speaker Engagements.

The summer series webinars are set for the following dates & times:
June 10th 10AM – 11:30AM
June 24th 10AM – 11:30AM

The events are free to attend but space for these webinars are limited. For more information and how to register, please use this site or call 702.202.3891. Donations and sponsorships for Adam’s Place programs and services are always appreciated. All of the money received stays here in the local community.


Adam’s Place Expands Outreach Efforts in Recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

The widespread anxiety and fear over the COVID19 Pandemic are resulting in greater awareness of the importance of mental health resources.

Local nonprofit, Adam’s Place, is responding to this growing need by expanding its outreach efforts during Mental Health Awareness month in May and specifically, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 7th, 2020.

The staff and volunteer facilitators at Adam’s Place are now offering bi-monthly “Zoom” support meetings to help children, teens, and families cope with loss, while the state is under mandated social distancing guidelines. These virtual meetings discuss a variety of themes, aimed at building community connections so participants know they are not alone during these challenging times. The groups are broken up into the littles (5-7 years old), the middles (8-12 years old), the teens (13-18 years old) and parents & adults.

“Children learn through play,” said Adam’s Place Founder, Kelly Thomas Boyers. “It’s important to take a few minutes and play simple games. We suggest taking an ordinary plastic ball, write questions for the kids to answer. When you throw the ball to the child, the child answers the question under their right thumb. It’s fun and a way to start conversations. Parents, right now listening to your child’s fears or other emotions is really important. Validation goes a long way in helping a child feel heard and understood.”

Adam’s Place supports the state of Nevada’s campaign to promote youth’s mental health at www.HopeMeansNevada.org. The mission is to provide access to mental health resources to communities across the state. Here are some tips from experts on how you can help others:

  • Check in with five friends to see if they are okay.
  • Be present and listen to what others are thinking and feeling.
  • Help them find help and point them to local mental health resources in your community.

Adam’s Place is also continuing to offer other virtual resources, including the “Camp Cope on Demand” video series. They feature simple breathing and yoga exercises to help children and families build healthy coping skills. New videos are posted weekly on Adam’s Place Facebook page.

Adam’s Place currently works with more than 300 youths every year. The non-profit also provides quarterly workshops on healthy coping skills for adults, along with training for teachers, counselors, and social workers. A new program called “Music U” is a collaboration with local musical mentors giving children a chance to expand their coping skills in a healthy way. Other ongoing services include Junior Camp Cope, Adult Parenting Skills Programs, In-School Camp Cope Programs, Quarterly Healthy Coping Workshops, Quarterly Family Connections Events, Spring Well Corporate Employee training and On- Site Support Group Facilitation, along with Motivational Guest Speaker Engagements.

Donations and sponsorships for Adam’s Place programs and services are always appreciated. All of the money received stays here in the local community.

For more information on how to support Adam’s Place and ways register for upcoming programs, explore AdamsPlaceLV.org or call 702.202.3891.


Adam’s Place launches Zoom support meetings to help community during the Covid 19 pandemic

Adam’s Place, a local nonprofit that provides grief support for kids, teens and families, is offering a new platform to help those coping with loss while navigating the reality of the Corona virus pandemic.

The staff and volunteer facilitators at Adam’s Place are holding “Zoom Camp Cope” in lieu of in-person meetings, as the state continues its mandated social distancing guidelines. Registration for “Zoom Camp Cope” is now underway.

The online support meetings are happening every other week from now through June 16th. Each session, powered through Zoom, focuses on a variety of themes meant to help those impacted by loss, develop healthy coping skills. There are separate virtual meetings targeting different age groups from the “littles” (5-7 years old), “middles” (8 -12 years old ), “teens” (13-18 years old ) and parents & adults.

“Each group is unique and special,” said Adam’s Place volunteer, Nancy Gabriel. “The joy I get is watching them connect with each other. Obviously right now we can’t connect in person, but any proactive step that Adam’s Place is taking to keep our families in touch and talking about how they are all feeling, is a good thing.”

Adam’s Place is also offering other virtual resources to support local families, which includes the “Camp Cope on Demand” video series featuring yoga coordinator Shelley Price. The videos, posted on Adam Place’s Facebook Page, feature easy to follow yoga and breathing exercises aimed at helping kids & adults boost their healthy coping skills while in quarantine.

Adam’s Place currently works with more than 300 youths every year. The non-profit also provides quarterly workshops on healthy coping skills for adults, along with training for teachers, counselors, and social workers. A new program called “Music U” is a collaboration with local musical mentors giving children a chance to expand their coping skills in a healthy way. Other ongoing services include Junior Camp Cope, Adult Parenting Skills Programs, In-School Camp Cope Programs, Quarterly Healthy Coping Workshops, Quarterly Family Connections Events, Spring Well Corporate Employee training and On-Site Support Group Facilitation, along with Motivational Guest Speaker Engagements.

For more information about Adam’s Place and how to register for upcoming programs, explore this site or call 702.202.3891.


Helping Kids Cope with Loss During Coronavirus – News 8

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As families in the Las Vegas valley are dealing with the social separation caused by coronavirus, some parents wonder how to help their children cope during this time of uncertainty. Adults and children cope in different ways. Children often can’t fully understand what is happening and it can be scary. 8 News Now spoke with Kelly Thomas-Boyers, who is the founder of Adam’s Place, a place that helps children cope with loss and build healthy coping skills. Thomas-Boyers said their agency provides services that can help children get through this difficult time. They are using online meetings and phones to keep in contact and advise clients. Adam’s Place is offering “Camp Cope” and launching a “Superhero” membership club to help fund various programs for families throughout the year. They are also looking for new volunteers to help with their ongoing programs this fall. View original post: https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/helping-kids-cope-during-coronavirus/