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Thank you for being part of the Anew Day family and for supporting our ministry in the month of October. We currently have 24 lay counselors and 6 professional therapists working with clients in our office, which is very exciting. Our waitlists are very small except for with men wanting to see a lay counselor. God has answered our fervent prayers for counselors to meet the growing need for mental health support in Grass Valley. Our team is amazing. The counselors who work in our office are kind, compassionate, generous, and faithful servants. They love God and they love people. I consider it a great honor to work with them and call them friends.

In October Anew Day hosted another Healing Through Art Class, we started a new support group for people 55 years and older, and we continued our fall Counseling Skills Workshop. We also were invited to participate in a Bright Futures for Youth event called Lights on After School. At this event Anew Day hosted a station called The Conversation Couch. We set up a couch and invited the youth to come and have a conversation with an Anew Day counselor. There was a game show style spin-wheel with different topics on it. The kids would spin the wheel and then sit on the couch with a counselor and talk about the topic selected. As an observer, I was impressed with how many young people were willing to sit down and open up about their thoughts on the topic. This event was a great way to let some of the younger generation know that Anew Day is here for them if they ever want to talk. We handed out brochures and business cards. It is my prayer that if any young person is struggling mentally or emotionally, they will know there is a trustworthy place to go called Anew Day where counselors care and want to help.


Thank you so much for giving to provide for the expenses required to keep Anew Day’s doors open so we can make counseling affordable and accessible for all people in our community.


With appreciation for your support,


Tricia Johnson

Executive Director

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Thank you so much for the donation you made to Anew Day in September. The work we do and the services we offer either free or at a greatly reduced cost would not be possible without our generous donors. Your gift to Anew Day is a beautiful expression of love for your community.


I want to tell you a little bit about the amazing work God has done here at Anew Day this past month. First of all, we welcomed several new staff members, which is always exciting. We hired an amazing servant named Jenny Woodall to manage our office and fill our vacant administration position. She is a fantastic addition to our team and our family. We also added two new professional counselors to our ranks, Lauren Pretlove and Botho Gaenangaka, who are also great additions. This means we now have 29 trained counselors serving community members at Anew Day - 23 trained volunteers and 6 professional therapists.


In September we started our fall Counseling Skills Workshop and have 12 people taking advantage of this valuable training. We’re also starting a 55+ Support Group that will begin later this month. So, if you know of anyone that could use some peer support with life’s challenges for older adults, please pass on the information. The group will meet Wednesdays from 4-5pm, at the Anew Day office, starting October 26th. This group will be co-ed and free, no sign-up required. Lastly, registration for the MEB2 Turkey Trot has begun. Anew Day is a main beneficiary of this event so participating is another great way to support our ministry. You can register at www.meb2turkeytrot.com.

It is such a pleasure to see the Lord strengthening and growing the ministry of Anew Day. Thank you for being part of our support team.


With appreciation for your support,


Tricia Johnson

Executive Director

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Dear Supporters,


I want to thank you for the money you gave to support Anew Day’s important work in the month of February. People in our community continue to reach out and ask for help navigating difficult circumstances in life. As I’m sure you can imagine, people are struggling with depression, anxiety, fear, bitterness, broken relationships and much more. These are difficult times and I am so grateful our community has a counseling center like Anew Day where people can call and get help navigating and processing hard realities and heavy emotions.


Additionally, I’d like to express a special thank you to Networked Insurance for responding to our Newsletter request for office chairs. They donated a number of high-quality chairs for our meeting room and rolling desk chairs for our office. They also donated some nice furniture for our lobby and group meeting room. We are very grateful for their generosity.

Lastly, I want to share with you a quick update on our annual Crab Feed fundraiser:

In January the hard decision was made to postpone our large dinner and auction fundraiser till this summer. We needed to make this decision at a time when COVID cases were spiking in our area. It has been 2 years since we’ve been able to hold this event in person and we cannot go another year without it. Though our drive through Crab Feed was successful last year for what it was, it did not give us the opportunity to personally share about the important work Anew Day is doing in our community. We were not able to ask for support face to face and we couldn’t hold our auctions, which contribute greatly to our financial needs. To be sure we could have these things in 2022 we decided to push the event off till summer and hold it outdoors. This of course means that we cannot serve crab. Therefore, the Anew Day Board is happy to announce that we will be hosting a BBQ ribs dinner catered by Bill’s Chuck Wagon on the evening of July 8th, 2022, so mark your calendars. More details will follow.


With Gratitude,

Tricia Johnson

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