Mirror expands its Topeka presence

By: Bryan Masters

Mirror Inc. has expanded its Topeka operations with the purchase of the building at 1401 SW Topeka Boulevard. Mirror will use the new site to relocate the outpatient services arm of its existing Topeka campus. Two more staffers will also be hired. CEO Barth Hague says the building was needed to accommodate the growth of … Continued

Women with Children Can Get the Addiction Help They Need

By: Bryan Masters

As a leader in the delivery of addiction treatment, Mirror provides a variety of treatment programs, but many people don’t know about our services for women with children. Many women forego treatment for themselves because they have no options for childcare. At Mirror, we believe that should never be an obstacle. We offer residential treatment … Continued

Mirror Helps Dads Succeed

By: Rachael Miner

July 2016, the Kansas Department for Children and Families awarded Mirror Inc. a grant to provide a fatherhood initiative program in Topeka. It’s an innovative approach to working with noncustodial dads who owe child support. It was part of a statewide movement to support fathers and strengthen families. Intensive start The Work for Success Program is called Developing Dads, Building … Continued

Youth as Resources Growing

By: Jade Hudson

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) recently highlighted Harvey County’s Youth As Resources (YAR) program on its website. CADCA’s doing so has brought some positive attention to the program. Prevention coordinator for Mirror, Inc. Des Martens, who piloted the original project in 2006, said the Mirror’s YAR program, which is gaining a lot of local … Continued

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

By: @mirror-admin

Mirror, Inc. supports the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) law mandating that each agency adopt a “Zero Tolerance” policy for all forms of offender sexual abuse and harassment. Prevention of offender sexual and harassment is a top priority. Learn more: Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) PREA: What Is It? In September of 2003, the Prison Rape Elimination Act … Continued

YAR Partners in YMCA Healthy Kids Day Initiative

By: Rachael Miner

On April 29th, the Youth as Resources Board participated in the national YMCA Healthy Kids Day initiative. Healthy Kids Day was designed to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Parents and kids that attended the event participated in activities that promoted a healthy lifestyle and bonded them with their community. YAR members created two … Continued

Peabody Youth and Parents Stand against Substance Abuse

By: Rachael Miner

On April 26th, Peabody High School’s newly formed Youth as Resources program (YAR) sponsored a Family Fun Night for all middle school students and their parents.  YAR members Chance Elliott, Paige Murray,  Kallie Hutchison, Precious Kerr, Bryant Young, and Breanna Lett shared about the dangers of Marijuana, and encouraged the Middle School students to join the … Continued

Posters with a Purpose

By: Rachael Miner

Local Hesston High School graphic design students created a total of 12 drug and alcohol prevention posters to increase awareness to the effects of substance abuse. Design student Peyton Lewis said his poster on drunk and drugged driving hit close to home. “My uncle was killed in a drunk driving accident before I was born. … Continued

Burrton YAR hosts Live Above the Influence Event

By: Rachael Miner

On February 22nd, Burrton’s Youth as Resources invited all middle school and high school students to their first “Live Above the Influence Event”.  YAR members Lexi Lane and Kyler Matlock kicked off the assembly by “breaking the chains of addiction”, pulling apart a paper chain signed by each student and symbolizing their intentions to prevent … Continued

YAR program now accepting Applications

By: Rachael Miner

Any high school youth who is a resident (or attends a school within) Harvey County can now apply to become a member of their local Youth as Resources program. Youth that are involved with the program gain: Power to effect personal change A sense of being valued and needed A sense of accountability to community … Continued