Upcoming Events for Care and Wellness
April 7th and 8th - Feed the Need - Caring Casserole Weekend

caring Casseroles


Caring Casseroles is part of the Feed the Need ministry at St. Francis of Assisi. Caring Casseroles are freezer friendly dinners that volunteers provide the first weekend of each month. These casseroles will be given to our Feed the Need families when an extra meal is needed.


Caring Casseroles

Please consider making a freezable meal and dropping off to the Clare Hall Feed the Need refrigerator this weekend. There are labels across from the fridge which you can fill out with the name of your dish, and any directions you would like to include.  Small size meals always welcome!  Many of our families are just 1 or 2 people.

Upcoming Caring Casseroles Weekends 
April 7 & 8
May 5 & 6
June 2 & 3
July 7 & 8
Aug 4 & 5
*Sept 9 & 10
Oct 6 & 7 
Nov 3 & 4

Dec 1 & 2

*Different week due to holiday weekend

(click here) for more information or go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caring-casserole/

Contact Celesta Carlson if you have any questions ccarlson210@gmail.com

April 12th - Caregiver Academy

 Powerful Tools for Caregivers hosted by the Alzheimer’s ministry

Learn how to handle stress, improve self-confidence, communicate better, improve your ability to make tough decisions, locate helpful resources and more.  The Caregiver Academy consists of six – 90 minute sessions of practical training. The curriculum, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, (www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org) is an award winning educational program that provides caregivers with tools and strategies to better cope with their unique challenges. Classes are conducted by professionals from The Center for Volunteer Caregiving and Resources for Seniors. There is no charge for the Academy; however, a donation is welcomed to defray the cost of the $25 handbook.

The Caregiver Academy will enroll 12 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Please note: this program is not open to professionals or paid caregivers

Classes begin April 12th starting at 12:30
in the Cupertino Room of the Assisi Community Center.

If care for a loved one during the class is a problem, please let us know.

 For more information about this event contact the Center for Volunteer Caregiving at 919-460-0567
Reminder: The Caregiver Academy will enroll 12 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about other events, go to https://volunteercaregiving.org/ or (click here)

Please register below: or go to – https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/caregiver-academy/




April 13th - Cultivating Mental Health: Hope and Healing Conference

This Conference will be at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill
on Friday, April 13th from 8:00am to 4:15pm.
For more information and to register,
visit www.faithconnectionsonmentalillness.org/annual-conference.html



April 15th - Hidden in Plain Sight: Recourses for Resilience

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Recourses for Resilience”
April 15th – with author Becky Sansbury
3:30 – 5pm in Founders
As much as you plan ahead, crises large and small can disrupt your life.
In spite of being thrown off course, you still have to keep going.
How can you do that? Resilience!
Becky Sansbury gives you a simple way to create a personalized resilience plan.
You will identify four key components of stability and three ways you can use them to move forward, regardless of the circumstances. Boost your confidence to confront any crisis… and respond with resilience

  Offered by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Ministry

To register (Click here)




Calling All Cooks! - More Casseroles Needed

                              Our Feed the Need ministry is feeling the heat!

We’re low on casseroles and cooks for regularly scheduled meals. Most of our families are small this summer, so if you have time to make a couple of extra helpings of whatever  you’re cooking for your family, consider signing up to coo a meal for a family.  If you’re more a “spur of the moment” cook, consider making a casserole recipe that can be frozen. If the recipe says, “serves 4”, please divide the casserole into two containers as it will serve two of our families.

Transitions Grief Care - monthly programs, workshops and grief support groups

For more information about Transitions GriefCare – (Click here)

EVENTS LISTED BELOW HAVE STARTED - but you can still register/join
Every Tuesday - Now to April 17th - Divorce Care

Divorce Care
Every T
uesday’s – Now to April 17th
7-9 pm in Cupertino Room
located in the Community Center
Each week is different so you can join at any time.
All are welcome

 All participants are asked to register(new, past, and one time visitors)
                                     (click here) to register

For more information go to https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/divorce-care/
or contact Bill Morgan at dejanuts@yahoo.com

Future session
September 11th to December 11th 2018







Every Tuesday - Now to April 24th - Nami - Family to Family
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.The course includes information on illnesses such as bipolar disease, schizophrenia, major depression and other health conditions.It is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own  well-being.
The session will be every Tuesday from February 6th to April 24th in Anthony Conference room
For more information about Nami go to https://www.nami-wake.org