Why Care? – May is National Mental Health Month

Posted on: 05/10/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

Did you know that 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness this year?  Because of this, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) developed the “Why Care?” campaign as an opportunity to share the importance of mental health treatment, support, and services to the millions of people, families, caregivers,… Read more »

Crown Jewel Winners

Posted on: 04/21/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

We like to think that all of our staff are small jewels in our crown.  Each one provides a unique color and sparkle.  No two are exactly the same.  And yet, it is this beautiful tapestry of different colors and shapes and sizes that are blended together that make our… Read more »

Peer2Peer – Stronger Together

Posted on: 04/10/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

Peer Support Heroes Howry’s Peer2Peer Support Groups celebrated its third anniversary by unveiling its new t-shirt design of the “Peer Support Hero.”  Standing strong and united, these support heroes are poised to work together to save the world together.  And that, in essence, is what this group has done. The… Read more »

Change Your Mind

Posted on: 03/20/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. Estimates indicate that 5.3 million Americans live with brain injury-related disabilities.  This comes at a cost exceeding $82 billion annually.  The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in recognizing Brain… Read more »

Disability Services Day Makes an Impression

Posted on: 03/14/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

Darned Skilled Professionals. That’s just one way to describe the amazing staff supporting individuals with disabilities across the state of Minnesota. On Tuesday, March 12th people from around Minnesota supported the Disability Services Day at the Capitol and shared with their legislators how the services they provide support people with… Read more »

28 Days of Kindness

Posted on: 02/01/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop, the Greek storyteller, often used this theme as the moral of many of his stories or fables.  This sentiment has been picked up numerous times by others with Alexander the Great declaring, “Whatever possessions we gain by the sword… Read more »

Being Human…It’s What We Do

Posted on: 01/05/2019 by: Howry Residential Services

Being in human services is cool because, in essence, you are paid to be human.  Paid to explore the commonalities of the human condition.  Paid to discover the incredible diversity of the human spirit.  Paid to spend the day doing something that matters; something that makes a difference.  Something that… Read more »

Someday There Will Be Snow

Posted on: 12/27/2018 by: Howry Residential Services

Dear Santa, I know not everyone believes in you.  I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas even.  But please, don’t let that ruin the magic of the season.  People seem a little bit happier this time of year when they are being kind to one another.  It could be the… Read more »

Attitude of Gratitude

Posted on: 11/25/2018 by: Howry Residential Services

I don’t know about you, but virtually every November in elementary school we had at least one activity (if not one weekly) that helped us to reflect on what we were grateful for.  Family, friends, food, pets, and those all-important video games were sure to make the top of our… Read more »

Monster Mash – A Graveyard Smash

Posted on: 10/26/2018 by: Howry Residential Services

Ghosts and Goblins Spooks Galore! Scary Witches At Your Door Jack-O-Lanterns Smiling Bright Wishing You A Haunting Night October is a month of colors and costumes.  Even the trees seem to get in on the action as they shed their green leaves for the vibrant colors of red, orange, yellow,… Read more »