The Bay Center is a 501c-3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to support our community through programs that inspire personal growth, wholeness, & well-being.
Please Join Us:
Please join the Bay Center for support, understanding, and acceptance through the grieving process. The Grief Support Groups, facilitated by licensed professional counselors, clergy members, and trained grief facilitators, help participants explore their reactions to loss within a trusting and confidential environment. Participants learn about the grieving process and develop strategies for coping to begin to integrate this change in their lives. Along with the Kilmarnock Grief Support Group, new in 2022, a Heathsville Grief Support Group has been added, along with a Loss From Suicide Grief Support Group, and a Holiday Season Grief Support Group. Learn more about the Grief Support Groups.
The Bay Center has joined together with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock to bring the Pledge to End Racism to the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. During two days of education and discussion on addressing racism, participants learn together and challenge one another. Moving from education to action, participants then commit to spread racial justice throughout our community. Learn More about The Pledge to End Racism.
The Bay Center holds an annual gathering for the Helpers & Healers of our community, providing an opportunity to meet, share information, and network with others who hold common interests and clientele – those who provide healthcare, psychological, clerical, spiritual, and complementary services in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Learn more about the Helpers & Healers gathering.
A 6-week series – May 4th to June 8th, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm, exploring the work of Carl Jung. This series is completed, but to learn more, please click here.
6-Week Movement and Mindfulness series will hold time and space for participants to learn mindfulness and stress-relief techniques that may easily be incorporated into their everyday lives. This series is completed, but to learn more, please click here.
Are you part of a civic or church group, service organization, neighborhood association, other type of club or community group and would like to learn more about The Bay Center? The Bay Center’s Speakers Bureau offers Board members for your gathering who are happy to share the many aspects of The Bay Center. From its history within the Northern Neck, current list of programs and services offered, how we “connect” and build community support with services and providers, and what’s on the horizon for the coming year, we can tailor a talk to meet your needs. Interested?
Our programs are supported by the Robert B. Lantz Foundation, the Agape Fund, the River Counties Community Foundation, donations from program participants, and individuals wishing to support The Bay Center.
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