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It’s almost Giving Tuesday!

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With Giving Tuesday #givingtuesday right around the corner, we would love to thank you for your generosity that keeps our programming free and accessible to all.

CHOW’s mission is to support wellness within the hospitality industry and to improve the lives of our community through shared stories, skills, and resources.

Anyone who’s dined in a restaurant has experienced hospitality. From servers and bartenders to dishwashers and chefs, each person working in a restaurant gives their all to make guests feel welcome, cared for and nourished.

Our mission is to return the favor. 

To care for the people who take such good care of us. 

To provide a place for hospitality workers to feel supported, heard and appreciated. 

To facilitate gatherings where we can build meaningful connections with folks who “get it.” 

To lift each other up so we don’t lose anyone else to suicide, addiction or struggles surrounding mental health.

To keep our meetings and discussion groups free and accessible to all, we rely on grants and individual donations. 

Please give whatever you can and support mental wellness in the hospitality industry.

Visit www.chowco.org/donate or donate above today! 



When you support a nonprofit like CHOW, you are directly funding programming that lifts the barriers to care for hospitality workers. 

We are so grateful for your continued support, shares and generosity. 

As we run a Fundraiser for Giving Tuesday (November 29th), we are also introducing our new products featured on the CHOW Shop Collection!

Visit www.chowco.org to see our new merchandise that’s created keeping our industry folks in mind! Shop lightweight hoodies, totes, Sharpies and t-shirts… And if you’re an Emotional Support Water Bottle/Laptop type, we have the coolest stickers for you! #ifyouknowyouknow.

Consider shopping small this holiday season and giving a twofold impact gift – a rad product to wear, and support towards food/beverage and hospitality workers!

CHOW Holiday Series

Colorado Gives Day

In fact, behavioral health disorders affect members of the LGBTQ+ community at alarmingly high rates:

• 50% of LGBTQ+ adults live with a mental health or substance use disorder• 40% of transgender individuals have attempted suicide in their lifetimeSadly, LGBTQ+ kids face similar mental health challenges, navigating higher incidents of bullying and homelessness. • 45% seriously considered attempting suicide in the last year. 
At times, it can feel like LGBTQ+ people have to be superheroes to live their lives. This is simply too much to ask of anyone — but especially of our kids. Instead, imagine a world where queer kids just like Q can go from surviving to thriving. We need your help to make it happen. Join Q this Colorado Gives Day on December 6th to help make a difference in LGBTQ+ individuals lives.


Webinar: Lessons Learned (So Far) from FORE’s Innovation Challenge in Developing Responses to the Opioid Crisis (12/8/2022)
While much effort, resources, and funding has gone to addressing the nation’s opioid crisis, we continue to be faced with a national crisis of opioid-related addiction and overdose. One underlying reason for this may be that there continue to be long-standing challenges limiting our ability to make as much progress as hoped for, even after two decades of growing public attention. These challenges include (but are not limited to) the ongoing stigma of addiction, as well as real-time and actionable data that is still severely lacking for all levels of government to appropriately respond to the crisis.To address this challenge, FORE issued a national request for projects that bring an innovative approach to these long-standing and complex issues related to stemming the tide of the nation’s opioid crisis. These FORE grantees are working to create innovative ways of educating community members, leaders, and healthcare providers on addiction, as well as develop novel, cross-sector collaborative methods to generate more timely and actionable data to better guide government responses to and inform the public about the opioid crisis.Please join us on Thursday, December 8th at 3pm EST as we welcome…Reverend Byron Jackson, Faith-Based Support Specialist Program Ambassador
Grantee: Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention
Project: Faith-Based Support Specialist Training
Mirinda Tyo, PhD, Assistant Professor
Grantee: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Project: Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate’s Mastery & Attitudes (NO STIGMA)
Alexandra Collins, PhD, Assistant Professor
Grantee: Brown University School of Public Health
Project: Understanding Drug Use Within a Rapidly Changing Supply: An Ethnographic and Toxicologic Investigation to Improve Overdose Prevention and Supply Surveillance Communication
Shikhar Shrestha, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor
Grantee: Tufts University
Project: Syndromic Surveillance of the Opioid Crisis in Lowell, Massachusetts: Data to Action and Evaluation… as they present and react to lessons learned from their FORE-funded ‘Innovation Challenge’ projects and provide some recommendations for the field. The webinar will run until 4:30pm to allow for an extended discussion and Q&A session following the presentation.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8716691300653/WN_snMeqRIHRgiLCwzWg4ApSA