United Methodist Women support Jackson-Feild

Published 7:57 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Each year at the Farmville District United Methodist Women’s annual prayer breakfast, a mission recipient is selected. 

“Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services (JFBHS) was thrilled to be chosen as the 2017 recipient,” according to a press release.

JFBHS Vice President Tod Balsbaugh spoke to the 171 women present about Jackson-Feild and its programs, services and needs.

“Members were asked to bring games, arts and craft supplies, knitted items, sports equipment and school supplies. One member’s husband built two corn hole boards for which she made the bean bags,” officials said in a press release. “Additionally, an offering was collected with the funds going to Jackson-Feild.

After the meeting held in South Hill, a number of attendees approached Balsbaugh with offers to help in the future.”

Jackson-Feild, located in Jarratt, is a non-profit behavioral health organization serving adolescents with severe mental health disorders. “They employ a trauma-focused treatment model that utilizes cutting-edge, evidence-based treatment interventions. Founded in 1855, they serve more than 100 children each year. They educate their children about their disorders in order to give them the skills to manage them in order to live healthy and productive lives. In addition to therapeutic treatment, they provide residential, educational and spiritual services.”

“JFBHS thanks the members of the Farmville District United Methodist Women for all they’ve done to help the children,” the release noted.