Veterans suicide prevention training offered

An Allegany County training to aid in preventing suicides among veterans and others is being made available this month. An online S.A.V.E presentation by the Veterans Affairs Finger Lakes Healthcare System will be hosted by the Trauma-Informed Communities Throughout Allegany County coalition from noon to 1PM Wednesday, February 28, as part of the group’s monthly … Read more

National Marriage Week brings aid for those wishing to improve marriages, including those struggling

Many organizations throughout the United States have been focused on matrimony during the past week in observance of National Marriage Week which ends tomorrow with Valentine’s Day. Free online resources, including many available through Allegany Hope’s association with RightNow Media@Work, are designed to aid in enhancing marriages, including those which may be struggling, and others … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … Read more

Allegany County public safety and others recognized by Board of Legislators

Law enforcement officers, emergency medical services personnel, and the armed forces were recognized this week by the Allegany County Board of Legislators. Proclamations were issued for Police Officer Week from May 15-21, Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15, EMS Week from May 21-27, and Armed Forces Week from May 14-23. May also was recognized … Read more

Free online resources highlight a focus on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month around the nation, a time for building mindfulness among individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches and others as to how to recognize the needs of those who may be struggling with all types of mental/emotional issues and how to assist them. Among adult ages 18-and-older, the federal Substance Abuse and … Read more

Mental Health First Aid class to aid older adults to be offered at Belmont

A public training to help recognize mental health issues involving older adults and how to obtain assistance for them is being offered by the Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition. A full-day Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults session will be held from 9AM to 5PM Thursday, May 18, at the Crossroads Center, 6087 State … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Free, wholesome children’s videos available from Allegany Hope for Easter Break

Parents have the opportunity to gain free access to a large number of wholesome online videos for viewing by children and youth during Easter Break. Allegany Hope holds a subscription to RightNow Media @Work, with which it is able to offer the community more than 20,000 videos in singles, series and slides shows for children, … Read more

‘Everyone’s Not Doing It’ is the Facts Week message for students

‘Everyone’s Not Doing It’ is the message which the Partners for Prevention in Allegany County (PPAC) will be trying to get across to teens during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). The annual observance, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes on Health (NIH), runs through Sunday, March 26, … Read more

Gov. Hochul focuses on housing, public safety and mental health, along with more than 100 additional items

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul today provided a long list of items she wants to address with the State Legislature this year in her first State of the State message as a full-term governor. Housing, public safety and mental health garnered leading focuses, but local government land use controls, the minimum wage, child care and … Read more