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Marisol Tea 2021 - Save the Date!
Marisol Tea 2021 - Save the Date!

5th Annual Marisol Tea Fundraising Campaign

Benefiting Marisol Health

Marisol Tea 2021 Covid Statement

Unfortunately, the effects of the COVID–19 pandemic will impact the way we celebrate this year’s Light of Life Marisol Tea. Despite the circumstances, we continue to ensure that vulnerable mothers have a compassionate and supportive place to turn.

Marisol Health Lafayette provides women with a safe place to seek dignified and life affirming health care. Since the pandemic began, our team mobilized to extend services, including telemedicine and childcare for working moms. More than ever, we are unified in our purpose to transform their lives and give them hope!

With your generous support of Marisol Health Lafayette, families have a safe place to turn to. As we provide a light in a new way, Marisol Health Lafayette is counting on you. Please join us in providing hope to those we serve and joyfully share in the story of lives changed forever!

Marisol staff invites you to support the Marisol Tea

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Life experiences especially ones that leave us vulnerable get embedded into our minds, dictating how we react and respond to future challenges.   The purpose of this group is to develop skills to experience difficult situations, staying calm and secure, instead of reacting.  By employing self-awareness and self-regulation one can reframe perceived stressors and reduce the triggers that have taken control of our emotions. Through mindfulness training we will work to enhance present-moment awareness, increase self-compassion, and strengthen one’s ability to self-regulate with the intent to improve overall well-being.  We will explore practices that promote self-healing and growth.

The purpose of this group is to connect women who are pregnant and up to 1 year post-partum.  During group, moms talk about their experiences, connect with other moms and receive parent education that will support the physical and emotional development of their babies and healthy habits for mom.  Topics include adjusting to parenting, managing depression/anxiety, fatigue, navigating labor/delivery, breast feeding, etc.  The group is led by facilitators who understand the emotional challenges of expecting and new parents.  Our priority is to ensure the mother and child are both cared for and supported.

Parenting is one of the hardest and most important jobs a person can do.  Yet many parents struggle with this job alone.  The purpose of this group is to helps parents with children enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence to be better parents by building a community where parents no longer feel isolated, where parents can learn healthy parenting skills and increase their own sense of empowerment.  Group sessions will include discussions about the social, emotional and physical challenges of raising a child thereby supporting healthy development and well-being of children and their families.

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Nourishing Myself

Life experiences especially ones that leave us vulnerable get embedded into our minds, dictating how we react and respond to future challenges.   The purpose of this group is to develop skills to experience difficult situations, staying calm and secure, instead of reacting.  By employing self-awareness and self-regulation one can reframe perceived stressors and reduce the triggers that have taken control of our emotions. Through mindfulness training we will work to enhance present-moment awareness, increase self-compassion, and strengthen one’s ability to self-regulate with the intent to improve overall well-being.  We will explore practices that promote self-healing and growth.

New Beginnings

The purpose of this group is to connect women who are pregnant and up to 1 year post-partum.  During group, moms talk about their experiences, connect with other moms and receive parent education that will support the physical and emotional development of their babies and healthy habits for mom.  Topics include adjusting to parenting, managing depression/anxiety, fatigue, navigating labor/delivery, breast feeding, etc.  The group is led by facilitators who understand the emotional challenges of expecting and new parents.  Our priority is to ensure the mother and child are both cared for and supported.

The Wonder Years

Parenting is one of the hardest and most important jobs a person can do.  Yet many parents struggle with this job alone.  The purpose of this group is to helps parents with children enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence to be better parents by building a community where parents no longer feel isolated, where parents can learn healthy parenting skills and increase their own sense of empowerment.  Group sessions will include discussions about the social, emotional and physical challenges of raising a child thereby supporting healthy development and well-being of children and their families.

MEET JAMI, OUR MARISOL MOM!

New parents find life gets better with Marisol Health

Jami was once taught not to ask for help, but when she found Marisol Health and a supportive community that helped her through pregnancy and the challenges of early motherhood, life only got better.

“Now we can sleep at night,” the 28–year–old mom said about herself and husband Aaron. “We went so long without asking for help, just struggling. We didn’t need to—and once we had (our daughter) we didn’t. From the time I knew I was pregnant, we knew who to call for resources.”

The new parents accessed almost every resource offered by Marisol Health—a medical clinic that provides a full range of women’s health care and social services—in Lafayette. Jami relied on a case manager, a mentor and a medical team before she sought community with other mothers.

“We had some struggles through the pandemic but we’re still able to get diapers,” said Jami, adding that it reduced their stress. Now a member of a post-partum mom’s group at Marisol Health called New Beginnings, Jami said the community she’s found is invaluable. “It was really nice to meet other moms and hear they’ve had other issues, too, and not feel so stranded,” Jami said. “Just emotionally, the mom’s group has been that support network that we’ve been missing out on. It’s been very nice to see healthy family dynamics. We didn’t know what that looked like.”

Lara O’Shaughnessy, a Marisol Services specialist, said many mothers are like Jami who are seeking support after starting a family.

“Many of the mothers who are in most need of our social services are young, alienated from their former social circles, and feel isolated,” O’Shaughnessy said. “Realizing they are not alone in their struggles as new parents is transformative in reinventing their identity and building their self-confidence.”

Jami shared that she and her husband each grew up in abusive households and experienced trauma.

“I feel like most people when they are pregnant go to their moms. I didn’t really have that help,” she said. “Before we had our daughter, we cut off ties (with our families). At Marisol, they’re all so welcoming. It’s absolutely wonderful there.”

A friend first told her about Marisol Health and Jami went to get a pregnancy test. The staff walked with her through the pregnancy and the birth of their daughter, Aella.  “She was born a little early and they were super-concerned about her,” Jami said about their daughter who was born underweight. “It was scary. The beginning of her life was long and frustrating.”

Now potty-training their healthy 2-and-a-half-year-old, Jami says the staff and other moms continue to show support. From the phone calls and holiday dinners and resources, Marisol is the community she was missing.

“There’s this big stigma on having to do things yourself. There needs to be more emphasis on community,” Jamie said. “Nobody is an island unto themselves. You can’t do it alone. … There’s no shame in it. I feel like I’ve gone in to a welcoming and loving community from the beginning.”  O’Shaugnessy, who leads the mother’s groups, said she has watched Jami become a more seasoned and confident mother while also offering support to others.  “Over the past two years, I have witnessed Jami grow as a woman and mother,” she said. “She has shared with us her challenges and successes as a new mom. Both she and Aaron share a beautiful partnership in raising their daughter.  We are so proud of how they have grown as committed and loving parents.”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAELANN MARTIN

Michaelann MartinMichaelann Martin, a gifted author, teacher, wife and mother, uses her wisdom and insight to share a practical vision for finding fulfillment in life. Her engaging personality and abundant energy has captured the attention of audiences across North America. Through humor, Biblical principles and stories from her own captivating life experiences, Michaelann helps people to see how faith in God applies to everyday trials and joys. She equips her audience with the tools to experience a fullness of life and happiness beyond imagination!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAELANN MARTIN

Michaelann Martin

Michaelann Martin, a gifted author, teacher, wife and mother, uses her wisdom and insight to share a practical vision for finding fulfillment in life. Her engaging personality and abundant energy has captured the attention of audiences across North America. Through humor, Biblical principles and stories from her own captivating life experiences, Michaelann helps people to see how faith in God applies to everyday trials and joys. She equips her audience with the tools to experience a fullness of life and happiness beyond imagination!

For additional information please contact
Shelly Saeman at ssaeman@ccdenver.org or 720-799-9289.

For additional information please contact
Shelly Saeman at ssaeman@ccdenver.org or 720-799-9289.

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Dennis Donnelly
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Analise Fritz
William Fritz
Christina Fleming
Eloise Georgen
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Darryl Grosjean
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Abe Gutierrez
Elisabeth Hageman
Erica Hake
Leslie Hammer
Betty Haydusky
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Janet Hill
Tricia Jansen
Debbie Jones
Carol Landretti
Brooke Leer
Barbara Lewis
Mary Ann Looby
Azusena Lopez
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Kathleen Madrid
Angela Maquire
Patricia Martinez
Denise McDonald
Patricia McKernan
Scott Mosser
Rayel Murrieta
Mary Nepil
Sarah Norton
Madonna Nuce
Melissa Ogburn
Mark Pilkington
Violetta Pinkerton
Syndi Pritchard
Leslie Prevish
Maggie Quinn
Catherine Reano
Terry Robinette
Shelly Saeman
Catherine Sanders
Jan Schmidtbauer
Matt Schroeder
Veronica Scott
Jack Smith
Robin Smith
Donna St. Peter
Carol Streit
Paula Suhr
Mable Sutton
Claire TeBockhorst
Mary Frances Tharp
Joanie Todd
Mary Jo Touchard
Robert Van Horn
Valerie Veraldi
Sheri Wahl
Dina Wildung

Benita Albert
Danette Barowsky
Stephanie Bennett
Rebecca Bowman
Leslee Carpenter
Pauline Cherabie
Jeanne Cole
Andrea Coleman
Roberta Cork
James Currans
Leah Curtsinger
Stephanie Dawson
JoAnna DeMarrais
Bridget Donnelly
Dennis Donnelly
William Estrada
Bernadette DiTirro–Feiten
Analise Fritz
William Fritz
Christina Fleming
Eloise Georgen
Anne Gray
Darryl Grosjean
Angela Grunkemeyer
Abe Gutierrez
Elisabeth Hageman
Erica Hake
Leslie Hammer
Betty Haydusky
Diann Heflin
Janet Hill
Tricia Jansen
Debbie Jones
Carol Landretti
Brooke Leer
Barbara Lewis
Mary Ann Looby
Azusena Lopez
Kevin Lushia
Katie Lynch
Kathleen Madrid
Angela Maquire
Patricia Martinez
Denise McDonald
Patricia McKernan
Scott Mosser
Rayel Murrieta
Mary Nepil
Sarah Norton
Madonna Nuce
Melissa Ogburn
Mark Pilkington
Violetta Pinkerton
Syndi Pritchard
Leslie Prevish
Maggie Quinn
Catherine Reano
Terry Robinette
Shelly Saeman
Catherine Sanders
Jan Schmidtbauer
Matt Schroeder
Veronica Scott
Jack Smith
Robin Smith
Donna St. Peter
Carol Streit
Paula Suhr
Mable Sutton
Claire TeBockhorst
Mary Frances Tharp
Joanie Todd
Mary Jo Touchard
Robert Van Horn
Valerie Veraldi
Sheri Wahl
Dina Wildung

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