Mental Health Awareness Month

Date: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Among the challenges so many of our families face is the struggle with mental illness. Perhaps it is their own illness that they struggle with, or the residual stress of being raised by a parent with untreated mental illness.

Old Mill Center works to help children thrive, and that includes facing the challenge of mental illness head on.

 

Because:

  • 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness
  • 20% of youth live with a mental health condition
  • 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have a mental illness
  • 90% of those who die of suicide have an underlying mental illness

 

What can you do?

Screen for mental illness

Learn more about how to reduce the stigma of mental illness

Treatment helps! But access to treatment is limited. Learn more about legislative opportunities to increase access to care

 

Because:

  • A child may thrive when his parents are thriving.
  • A child learns healthy behaviors from parents who are mentally healthy.
  • A child can thrive when he has the tools to manage the challenges of his strong feelings and behaviors.
  • A child can thrive when she knows that she is not alone in her fight.

 

Help us in our work with mental illness. With resources, support, and community, we can be stronger together.

 

Learn about the many ways you can support our programs here


Family Grief Support Group

Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm
A monthly meeting of fun, learning and support for families
with children and teens ages 4–18 who are grieving.

Children and teens participate in age-specific groups and engage in creative activities that encourage open discussion, expression and provide valuable education about grief and loss. Parents and guardians participate in an adult group to learn more about how to support grieving children and teens.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month —
Old Mill Center for Children & Families, 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis, OR

This group is free!
Register and complete a brief questionnaire before attending.

Call 541-757-9616 to register and for more info.

A partnership of Old Mill Center and Benton Hospice Service.


Consignment Fundraiser with Two Chicks for Change

Date: June 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 am  to  7:00 pm

 

Come join Two Chicks for Change and Old Mill Center for Children and Families at an incredible consignment event! All sales benefit Old Mill Center and our work with children and families. Located at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis, OR. 10am-7pm.

There will be bargain shopping at its best, along with a few vendors with accessories and goodies. All items are new or gently used and priced to move. Child-friendly!

 

RSVP on Facebook

To consign, contact Two Chicks for Change.


Family Grief Support Group

Date: July 5, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm
A monthly meeting of fun, learning and support for families
with children and teens ages 4–18 who are grieving.

Children and teens participate in age-specific groups and engage in creative activities that encourage open discussion, expression and provide valuable education about grief and loss. Parents and guardians participate in an adult group to learn more about how to support grieving children and teens.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month —
Old Mill Center for Children & Families, 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis, OR

This group is free!
Register and complete a brief questionnaire before attending.

Call 541-757-9616 to register and for more info.

A partnership of Old Mill Center and Benton Hospice Service.


Past Old Mill Events

Annual Dinner & Auction

Date: May 6, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Auction 2017 | 40 years of Old Mill Magic

40 Years of Old Mill Magic

Dinner • Silent Auction • Live Auction • Raffle

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017
5–9 pm
CH2M Hill Alumni Center

Join us for our annual dinner and auction — and help us celebrate our 40th birthday! It’s going to be a magical evening of food, fun, and most importantly…fundraising!
 

More info >>

Raffle: Win a Car!

Date: October 1, 2016 - May 6, 2017

win-a-car-raffle

We are raffling off a BRAND NEW CAR!
Buy a raffle ticket for the chance to win a 2017
Subaru Forester or Toyota Rav4.
Raffle tickets are $100 each. Only 400 tickets will be sold.
Winner will be drawn May 6th, 2017 at our Annual Dinner and Auction. Need not be present to win.

 

Purchase your raffle tickets now!

Must be in Oregon at the time of ticket purchase.


Book Fair

Date: April 24, 2017 - May 2, 2017
Time: 7:30 am  to  5:30 pm
Purchase books and build your child’s personal library!
Our halls are lined with wonderful books for sale. We have a large selection for children of all ages.
  • Come in during business hours:
    weekdays 7:30am–5:30pm
  • Buy one book, get a second book of equal or lesser value for FREE!
All profits benefit our library and classrooms. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Date: April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017

A month of recognition that is especially meaningful to Old Mill Center.

Child abuse prevention is so much more than stopping abuse once it has started.

For a child to learn and grow to their potential, they need support from more than just their counselor or school—they need support and love in the home. That’s why our five programs provide wraparound services to children’s families, to help them build life skills, develop stress management capabilities, learn up-to-date parenting practices, and connect them with the resources they need to provide a safe and stable environment for their children.

When a parent is able to manage their stress factors, they can focus the best of themselves on the needs of their children. We recognize that stress factors can be anything from job loss, to the challenges of mental illness, to recovery from the trauma of decades of intergenerational violence.

Old Mill Center is here for children, and the people who care for them.

Help us in our efforts to prevent child abuse by donating today.

 


Fireside Recital Series: Talent Galore!

Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Old Mill Center and the OSU Piano Program present one of the most celebrated concert series in Corvallis. Join fellow music lovers, treasured friends and the artists themselves for three spectacular afternoons of music and refreshments.

February 26 • April 29 • TBD

Fireside Recital Series Old Mill Center

Talent Galore!

Presenting some of our town’s promising young musicians and several young artists studying performance at OSU.

An eclectic mix of solo and chamber music, classical and other styles, performed on a variety of instruments. Come be inspired by these young performers’ talent, energy and passion for great music.

Reservations Required

  • Tickets are $65 each or $120 for the first two concerts

Bring a guest at no cost:

  • Purchase two $65 tickets for one concert and bring a third guest at no charge
  • Purchase two $120 tickets for the first two concerts and bring a third guest to both concerts at no charge

Get your tickets online or call 541-757-8068.


Open House Celebration

Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm  to  4:00 pm

Take a tour of Old Mill Center, learn more about our five programs and how we serve children and families, indulge in some refreshments, and chat with our staff and volunteers!

  • Facility tours
  • Kids athletics with STAR Sports Corvallis
  • Massage therapy with Margie Carlson of Margie Carlson Massage Therapy and Matthew Grey of Balance In Touch Massage Therapy.
  • LIVE music with Suz Doyle and friends
  • Refreshments
  • Check out the two 2017 cars in our May 6th raffle
    • Toyota Rav4
    • Subaru Forester

Celebrating 40 years of service in the community helping children and families!


Dine-In at Old Spaghetti Factory

Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 am  to  9:00 pm

Present the attached flyer when you dine-in at Old Spaghetti Factory of Corvallis and 15% of the proceeds from dinner will be donated to Old Mill Center!

Must present flyer at time of purchase. Reservations recommended.

Old Spaghetti Factory is located at 603 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. Tel: (541) 738-7877


Dine-In at Elmer’s

Date: February 13, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 am  to  9:00 pm
Elmer’s Restaurant in Corvallis is accepting donations for Old Mill Center!

Elmer’s Restaurant will be promoting Old Mill Center and accepting donations on our behalf.

And they will generously match the first $1,000 of donations
made by diners!

LOCATION:
1115 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR

HOURS: 6am–9pm

 

 

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Dine-In at Laughing Planet

Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 11:00 am  to  9:00 pm
Laughing Planet Cafe logoLaughing Planet will donate 15% of the entire day’s sales to Old Mill Center!

Join us at Laughing Planet for a healthful and tasty meal, with plenty of gluten-free and/or vegan options. See you there!

 
LOCATION:
127 NW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR


Grandparents as Parents: Support Group

Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm
Grandparents as Parents support group starting October 10, 2016 at Old Mill Center in Corvallis, OregonFree education and support group for grandparents who are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren.
This group offers an opportunity to connect with others going through similar experiences. Childcare, snacks and beverages provided.

Meets every other Monday,
starting October 10th.

Pre-registration required:
Call Jo Robles at 541-757-8068

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