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PARENT SUPPORT: Succeed, a support group for parents who have experienced the child welfare system, meets 5:30 p.m. twice per month at the Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. The next meeting is Wednesday.

Parents who are involved with Children Services provide each other with hope, support and empowerment. During Succeed groups, parents discuss useful topics, help each other with community resources, and have social time to support each other.

Contact Elizabeth Schmid or Theresa Pancoe at Mahoning County Children Services, 330-941-8888.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS: NAMI Mahoning Valley offers support and education to those dealing with serious mental illness.

Support groups are:

• Evening Connections — 6 p.m., second and fourth Thursday each month, AltaCare Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown;

• Daytime Connections — 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Center, 1344 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

Family Support Groups include:

• Daytime Family Support Group — 11 a.m., first Thursday each month, Girard Free Library, 105 Prospect St., Girard;

• Evening Family Support Group — 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month, Alta Care Building, 142 Javit Court, Austintown.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for all who struggle with compulsive food behavior, including bulimics, anorexics and overeaters, will meet 7 p.m. Mondays at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima.

For more information, contact Kristen at 412-389-6019.

VACCINE CLINICS OPEN: Mercy Health-Youngstown has opened two new vaccine clinics.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older.

The Moderna vaccine will be available at Mercy Health-Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland SE, Warren for anyone 18 and older.

Both clinics will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each site also will offer both first and second doses as well as booster doses.

To schedule a vaccination appointment at either clinic, call 1-866-624-0366, or use the Mercy MyChart app (https://www.mercy.com/patient-resources/mychart) or log onto https://www.mercy.com/.

PSYCARE OFFERING TELEHEALTH: PsyCare is continuing to provide mental health services through its clinics in Austintown, Boardman, Cortland, East Liverpool, Howland, Liberty and Struthers. Services will be phone-based or video-based in order to keep clients and staff safe. New and current clients are encouraged to visit the PsyCare website at www.psycare.com or call 1-800-242-4604 to obtain the phone number for a specific clinic.

FLU SHOT CLINICS: Mahoning County Public Health will host flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the county.

To obtain a flu shot at a Mahoning County Public Health clinic, bring insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed to insurance; most private insurances are accepted.

MCPH is a Vaccines for Children Program Provider and will have limited opportunities for children that are uninsured or underinsured to receive the vaccine free.

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UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com.

SELF-HELP GROUP TO MEET: Recover International, a community self-help mental health group, will meet 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Michael Kusalaba library, 2815 Mahoning Ave. For more information, phone 330-747-1176.

JOANIE’S PROMISE BENEFITS DONATION: Along with its subcontractors and union tradespeople, Barton Malow Co., the union-based, industrial division of the Barton Malow Family of Companies, contributed to a benefit that raised $40,000 for Joanie’s Promise, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all women have access to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Youngstown.

Barton Malow Company, which is building the Ultium Cells battery plant in Lordstown, partnered with Barton Malow Company tradesperson and operating engineer Shirley Stoffick to organize the fundraiser, which included the sale of more than 2,000 pink shirts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Stoffick, who is also an International Union of Operating Engineers representative, has organized more than 10 fundraisers to benefit Joanie’s Promise.

Barton Malow’s collective contribution to Joanie’s Promise is continues the company’s longstanding commitment to making a lasting impact in the communities where it operates.

LUPUS SUPPORT: Trumbull Mahoning Lupus Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Panera Bread in Niles. Those wishing to attend may bring family and friends.

For information, call Rhonda at 330-978-3749.

PFLAG TO MEET: Youngstown Area PFLAG will hold its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group united with LGBT people to move equality forward.

Meetings are free and confidential. Directions and a map can be found at the chapter website, www.youngstownpflag.org.

MCMHRB SCHEDULE: The following is the scheduled meetings for January 2022 for the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board. All meetings will be held at the MCMHR Board office, 222 W. Federal St., 3rd floor.

•Jan. 10 — Ways and means Committee meeting, 5 p.m.

• Jan. 24 — Board meeting, 5 p.m.

Masks are required to attend meetings. For more information, call the board at 330-746-2959.

VACCINE CLINICS OPEN: Mercy Health-Youngstown has opened two new vaccine clinics.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at Mercy Health-Wick Primary Care at Youngstown State University, 330 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older.

The Moderna vaccine will be available at Mercy Health-Howland Medical Center, 1932 Niles Cortland SE, Warren. Vaccines at this site will be available for anyone 18 and older.

Both clinics will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each site will also offer both first and second doses as well as booster doses.

To schedule a vaccination appointment at either clinic, call 1-866-624-0366, or use the Mercy MyChart app (https://www.mercy.com/patient-resources/mychart) .

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