Episode 24~ Aired 10/27/2020
Join us tomorrow at 2pm as we wrap up Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a LIVE interview featuring our very own Executive Director, Jennifer Gabrenya!
Jennifer will address current issues impacting domestic violence advocacy and share practical ideas on how communities can be a part of the solution to end domestic violence. Be sure to grab your favorite tea!
Episode 23~ Aired 10/20/2020
Tune in Tuesday at 2pm for an empowering episode of What’s the Tea. Hear from one of our very own Sanctuary alum. Learn about her journey, what inspired her to reach her goal, what obstacles she faced, and how she has continued her work as an advocate. Don’t forget to brew your tea!
Episode 22~ Aired 10/13/2020
Did you know that being a domestic violence advocate, has no minimum age requirement?
Tomorrow is ‘Tea Time’ with a very special guest. Tune in at 2pm as Angela and LaSandra catch up with Ashley.
Ashley is a student leader and domestic violence advocate who has done amazing things SSFS!
Episode 21~ Aired 10/06/2020
Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on domestic violence? Join us live on October 6th at 2pm as we kick off domestic violence awareness month! Our Community Education Team will have a discussion on the foundations of domestic violence. Drop any questions or comments that you may have, and we will be sure to discuss!
Episode 20~ Aired 9/29/2020
Join Brittany and Zach as they spill the tea on Keeping Dreams Alive, our annual Gala. Find out how you can take home one of the beautiful Benches for Change, get delicious recipes, and much more!
Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday Sept. 29th, at 1pm!
Episode 19~ Aired 9/22/2020
Prevention! Prevention! Hear all about it!
Interested in hearing how the Community Education Department plans to partner with schools and local agencies?
Tune in Tuesday September 22nd at 1pm! The Department will spill the tea on virtual options, curriculum updates & more!
Episode 18~ Aired 9/15/2020
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to initiate a new program during a pandemic? Join us live on Tuesday, September 15th at 1pm while our Housing Program Manager, Rebecca Thomas, and our Community Educator, Celeste Angulo, spill all the tea on our new Rapid Rehousing Program and some of the obstacles our participants face.
Episode 17~ Aired 9/8/2020
Same time, same place, different tea!
Join us on Tuesday, September 8th at 1pm for our weekly “What’s the Tea, SSFS” as Community Educator, Angela Davis gets the scoop from our current counseling intern, Kayla!
They are spilling it all!
Episode 16~ Aired 9/1/2020
Grab your favorite tea and join us for this week’s “What’s The Tea, SSFS?” episode on Tuesday, September 1st at 1:00pm CST!
This episode will feature South Suburban Family Shelter’s very own Associate Director, Carol Gsell. Carol plays an integral leadership role in our agency and she will share insight into her unique background, perspective and role. Carol is also spilling the tea on some of what makes our SSFS programs so impactful when it comes to providing a wide-variety of coordinated, trauma-informed domestic violence services. You don’t want to miss this!
Episode 15~ Aired 8/25/2020
Join us tomorrow 8/25 at 1 pm for a LIVE episode of What’s the Tea with our Executive Director Jennifer Gabrenya and Community Educator Zach Cappos. They will discuss unique challenges that children will face when returning to school during a pandemic and share tips on how to help children and families succeed. Bring your tea and questions!
Episode 14~ Aired 8/18/2020
Our Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) is one of our most in-depth programs we offer. Dive deep into this program with us today as Community Educator Celeste talks with PAIP Manager Ruben, all about the program, types of abuse we identify as domestic violence, and the impact of toxic masculinity in our society.
Nuestro Programa de Intervención de Abuso de Pareja (PAIP) es uno de los programas más detallados que ofrecemos. Sumérjase con nosotros en este programa hoy mientras la educadora comunitaria, Celeste, habla con el gerente de PAIP, Ruben, sobre el programa, los tipos de abuso que identificamos como violencia doméstica y el impacto de la masculinidad tóxica en nuestra sociedad.
Episode 13~ Aired 8/11/2020
Galas and benches and volunteers, oh my!
Pour your tea and sit back as we join Community Educator Angela, as she catches up with our Events & Volunteer Manager, Brittany. We’ll be discussing our upcoming Keeping Dreams Alive Gala, volunteering opportunities, and more!! Tune in live at 1pm on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020! Hope to see you there!
Episode 12~ Aired 8/4/2020
We will be sipping and spilling the tea with our Board President, Esther Jenkins, Board Vice President, Jeffery Smith as well as Board Member, Cherilyn Parker.  So grab your favorite tea and join us for our weekly episode tomorrow at 1pm on Facebook Live!
The members will share about their backgrounds and what led them to join our mission at SSFS, the role a board plays, and how they  support the agency.  You don’t want to miss it!
Episode 11~ Aired 7/28/2020
We know that education and schools are a hot topic right now!  Tune in on Tuesday at 1PM to learn about what our community education program offer our communities and schools! The Community Educators will be spilling the tea on the importance of prevention and how the department has adjusted their curriculum due to the pandemic.
Episode 10~ Aired 7/22/2020
Cheers to 40 Years! Join us Tuesday, July 21st, 1pm EST/CT as Celeste and the Development and Communications Director, Kristine, joins the tea party on our birthday! Learn more about the culture of our agency, the place we call our HOME, and what you can do to help us achieve our mission. We couldn’t do any of this without our friends of the community!
Episode 9~ Aired 7/14/2020
You are cordially invited to our Tea Party with the Executive Director, Jennifer, LIVE at 1pm on Tuesday 7/14. Community Educator, Angela will be “dishing with the ED, while spilling about our history”
Episode 8~ Aired 7/7/2020
LaSandra Hutchinson, our Community Outreach Specialist will be interviewing Kyisha McLemore who directs our Medical Advocacy Program! You don’t want to miss this!
Episode 7~ Aired 6/30/2020
“It is important to be responsible for your actions because each of your actions has a reaction. “
Would you like to know more about our PAIP program? Tune in on Tuesday, June 16 at 1:00 pm CT / EST while Celeste spills the tea with our own PAIP facilitator, Vidal. Here’s some tea, it will be in Spanish, how cool is that! Grab your drink and sit down as we get deep into actions and accountability.
“Es importante ser responsable de sus acciones porque cada una de sus acciones tiene una reacción “.
Gusta saber más sobre nuestro programa PAIP? Sintonice el martes 16 de junio a la 1:00 pm CT / EST mientras Celeste derrama el té con nuestro propio facilitador de PAIP, Vidal. ¡Será en español!Tome su bebida y tome asiento mientras platicamos sobre las acciones y la responsabilidad.
Episode 6~ Aired 6/23/2020
Tune in for a LIVE “What’s the Tea SSFS” with our Sanctuary counselor Latishia and Community Educator Zach Cappos. This segment will provide a discussion about the great work being done by our Sanctuary Program. Viewers are encouraged to comment and ask questions during the segment! See you there!
Episode 5~ Aired 6/16/2020
Counseling has always been a vital program at South Suburban Family Shelter. Join us on Tuesday, June 16th, as our Community Educator Angela spills the tea with Kelly, our Safe From the Start Projector Coordinator and Children’s Counselor. What flavor tea will you be drinking? We’ll be sipping on knowledge!
Episode 4~ Aired 6/9/2020
Tune in for the LIVE segment of “Whats The Tea, SSFS.” This segment will provide a discussion between Community Educator, Celeste Angelo and our very own Executive Director, Jennifer Gabrenya about how the agency has been affected by current events! Viewers are encouraged to comment and ask questions during the segment!
Episode 3~ Aired 6/2/2020
Are you interested in learning more about how you can help people build safer lives? No problem! On Tuesday, June 2nd, Zach is back and he’s spilling the tea with our AMAZING Development Assistant, Rachel. Tune in on Facebook at 1:00pm CST to hear from Rachel as she gets personal, gives insight about in-kind donations, and spills all the hot tea!
Episode 2~ Aired 5/26/2020
Our very own Community Educator, Zach Cappos will be speaking with LaSandra Hutchinson, our Community Resource Specialist, about Southside Connections. Southside Connections is a newer SSFS program serving the Chicago Ashburn area.
Episode 1~ Aired 5/19/2020
“What’s The Tea, SSFS?” is an informative and conversational series brought to you by the Community Education Program in collaboration with other SSFS programs.
Viewers will gain a better understanding of SSFS and get an inside look at our staff’s dedication to promoting safety and well-being for people impacted by domestic violence.