News and Events

Bellwether Behavioral Health is committed to being an integral part of the community. We enjoy volunteering, sponsoring and participating in community events and conferences. We are also proud to donate and support organizations that provide programs and activities to the individuals that we serve.

Upcoming Family Forums

FL Family Forum

TBD

NJ Family Forum, North Region

March 26, 2018

6pm -8pm

105 Ricker Drive (Carriage House)

Ringwood, NJ 07456

RSVP:    Laura Higgins

HigginsL@bellbh.com

973-506-4499

NJ Family Forum, Central Region

March 20, 2018

6pm-8pm

380 Foothill Road, 2nd Floor

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

RSVP: Quinterria Gibson

gibsonq@bellbh.com

908-333-9055

NJ Family Forum, South Region

March 29, 2018

5pm-7pm

510 Heron Suite

Swedesboro, NJ 08085

RSVP:    Lynda Mellot     

mellotl@bellbh.com

856-241-3320

VA Family Forum

TBD

Fairfax Administrative Building

9932 Main Street

Fairfax, VA 22031

RSVP:    Amy Brouillette

brouillettea@bellbh.com

703-272-8000

Special Olympics Bowling

The fall is here and that means one thing to many of our athletes, Special Olympics Bowling! Our team has been looking forward all year to when practice will begin again and that time is here!  Saturdays in November through January our athletes will practice hard to get ready for the Special Olympics bowling competitions.  Hours are spent preparing and perfecting our form for the local and state competitions where we will be joined by many of our families and friends to cheer on our team.  Here is to a great season!

Halloween Fun in our New Jersey Program

Halloween is always a time of the year that we all look forward too.  Everyone couldn’t wait to don their costume and get ready for some up beat fun! We had many different activities going on throughout the day as we opted to take the focus away from food and candy to accommodate our many dietary restrictions.  We started the festivities off right with some spooky karaoke.  Everyone enjoyed singing their favorite songs and dancing the morning away.  One of our other many activities was a pumpkin painting challenge.  Pumpkins of various shapes and sizes were provided along with a rainbow of paint to choose from.  Creativity was running rampant and most people chose to paint their pumpkins beautiful colors and patterns, it definitely brightened up the day!  We are all looking forward to Halloween next year!

Halloween Fun in our Florida Program

Spiders, snakes, ghouls and goblins all made an appearance at Florida’s Annual Halloween Bash! Drinks and snacks were enjoyed and the dance floor was packed with happy revelers! The windows were covered with artwork that the guys at the Adult Day Program created which gave the auditorium a pleasantly gloomy feeling.  At the bottom of the stage loomed a skeleton arch which welcomed only the bravest folks into this year’s haunted house. Once inside, you had to traverse a super spooky ,spider web laden hallway into the house where you encountered all manner of horrific sights, sounds and figures who would grab you when you least expected it! It is one of the coolest events of the year and a good time was had by all.

THANK YOU TO THE BIG HOUSE!

Bellwether Behavioral Health would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the owners of the BIG HOUSE in Tavares, Florida. During Hurricane Irma, our Bellwether Florida Program was without full time power and air conditioning for nearly a week. During the storm recovery, 125 individuals served in our program were in need of a cool location to stay. The owners of BIG HOUSE quickly came to our aid. We were able to move our individuals to their facility where they had electricity and much needed air conditioning!  Without the generosity of this amazing company, Bellwether would have struggled to find a location that would be able to accommodate our individuals and staff.  Bellwether and the surrounding communities are extremely fortunate to have such generous and caring people in our Community. 

Upcoming Family Forums

FL Family Forum

TBD

NJ Family Forum, North Region

September 29, 2017

2pm -5pm

105 Ricker Drive (Carriage House)

Ringwood, NJ 07456

RSVP:    Laura Higgins

HigginsL@bellbh.com

973-506-4499

NJ Family Forum, Central Region

TDB

380 Foothill Road, 2nd Floor

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

RSVP: Quinterria Gibson

gibsonq@bellbh.com

908-333-9055

NJ Family Forum, South Region

September 28, 2017

5pm-7pm

510 Heron Suite

Swedesboro, NJ 08085

RSVP:    Lynda Mellot     

mellotl@bellbh.com

856-241-3320

VA Family Forum

TBD

Fairfax Administrative Building

9932 Main Street

Fairfax, VA 22031

RSVP:    Amy Brouillette

brouillettea@bellbh.com

703-272-8000

May 2017 HOPE Newsletter

Please enjoy our May 2017 Helping Others and Preparing for Employment (HOPE) Newsletter.

April 2017 HOPE Newsletter

Please enjoy our April 2017 Helping Others and Preparing for Employment (HOPE) Newsletter.

Bellwether Behavioral Health Welcomes

Maureen Walsh as the new Vice President of Operations for the Northeast Region, providing operational leadership for NJ, Delaware and Virginia.  Maureen comes to us after a distinguished 30 year career in senior leadership positions in the I/DD space . Bellwether is excited to have Maureen join the Company in this important role.  Maureen will be based in the NJ Regional office in Swedesboro and will be reporting directly to Mark Donati, COO.

Family Forums

FL Family Forum

May 12, 2017 1pm-3pm

NJ Family Forum, North Region

TBD

1783 Union Valley Road

West Milford, NJ 07480  

RSVP:    Laura Higgins

HigginsL@bellbh.com

973-506-4499

NJ Family Forum, Central Region

May 23, 2017 from 2pm -4pm

380 Foothill Road, 2nd Floor

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

RSVP: Quinterria Gibson

gibsonq@bellbh.com

908-333-9055

NJ Family Forum, South Region

June 22, 2017,  2pm – 5pm

510 Heron Suite

Swedesboro, NJ 08085

RSVP:    Lynda Mellot     

mellotl@bellbh.com

856-241-3320

VA Family Forum

June 29, 2017 at 5:30pm

Fairfax Administrative Building

9932 Main Street

Fairfax, VA 22031

RSVP:    Amy Brouillette

brouillettea@bellbh.com

703-272-8000

Black History Month

The FL Educational Department celebrated black history month with a festival. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” In honor of black history month our festival included speeches, poems, dancing, food sampling, trivia games, and a short play.

Special Olympics

Some of our Special Olympics Athletes enjoyed a fantastic bowling game. Our Athletes were joined by Athletes from our area to participate in the bowling meet.  A great time was had by all!  One of our parents was able to join us as well. 

2017 National School Choice Week

This week the CPEC school campus partook in the yearly National School Choice Week. During this week schools shine a spotlight on effective education options for every child. The students and educational staff chose to have a science fair. A BIG THANKS to our students, teachers, and direct support professionals.

 

Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Walk Now for Autism Speaks was held in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The event was a huge success. Our team, as well as many of our individuals, enjoyed participating in the walk and helped raise money for a great cause. The event included fun games and activities.