The CCS We Flourish Together Design Team and guests celebrated the kick off of the We Flourish Together Initiative in January at the Northwest Viticulture Center in Salem. House managers and administrative staff gathered for fellowship and to learn more about how the initiative aims to make CCS group homes and the neighborhoods where they are located among the best places to live and work in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Based on the theory that we can’t give what we don’t have, and that we all have room for growth and change, the curriculum will empower DCPs to build protective factors within their own lives. Two pilot sessions held over the course of the past two years have shown promising results. The curriculum empowers DCPs to build protective factors in their own lives that lead to greater enjoyment of safe, stable, nurturing relationships, good physical and mental health, possessing the knowledge, skills and virtues they need to succeed at the things that are most important to them in life, financial self-sufficiency, and peace and happiness.

The core of the curriculum includes mindfulness meditation, honest compassionate communication, and Sanctuary trauma-informed care. The curriculum also offers financial literacy, Blue Zones Health and Wellness, and mastering time training.


We Flourish Together Design Team: Kyle Deets, Rick Newton, Jim Seymour, Ariana Adams, Josh Graves, Kim Grace, Dotty Cramer, Mechelle Trefethen, Jesse DeHerrera. Alex Godlove (not pictured).