The Newark Think Tank on Poverty (NTTP) was founded in 2014. It is made up of community members in Newark and Licking County, Ohio, who have experienced barriers in obtaining work that provides a livable wage, safe housing, affordable healthcare, and accessible transportation.

We are building a movement to fight for justice on critical issues that have impacted our lives. We deeply care for our community, believe all should be treated fairly, and have the ability to live with dignity. We welcome allies from the broader community to join us in our efforts.

Watch our documentary Up River to learn more about our organization, and feel free to join us at an upcoming meeting.

You can reach out to us on Facebook, email (newarkthinktankonpoverty@gmail.com), or phone (614-281-3590).


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    Mental Health First Aid
    Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 08:30 AM

    In the United States, 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 3 youth will experience a mental health or substance use crisis in their lifetime. Would you know what to do and how to help?

    Learn how to help someone in need through Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

    Join us for MHFA at Denison University Knoebel Hall in Burton Morgan, Saturday, April 7th, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Lunch will be provided.

    To register provide name and contact information to Brook Hubbard at hubbar_b1@denison.edu. Space is limited - register by April 1st.

    What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)?

    Just as CPR helps you assist someone who is having a heart attack, even if you have no clinical training, MHFA gives you the tools to assist someone experiencing mental health difficulties. MHFA is an 8-hour training open to all adults that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

    Questions? Contact Penny Sitler from Mental Health America at psitler@mhalc.org or 740 - 522 - 1341.

    Provided by Mental Health and Recovery for Licking and Knox counties and Mental Health America of Licking County.

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