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FIND COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION AT THE EMPOWERMENT EXCHANGE

FIND COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION AT THE EMPOWERMENT EXCHANGE

MARCH 29, 2024

TROY, NY: Did you know that the Empowerment Exchange offers all sorts of events designed to foster connections and support personal growth? From crafting and board games to supportive discussions and book clubs, there is something for everyone. Here is a look at the activities you can join at the Empowerment Exchange.

CRAFTING BEE

The Crafting Bee is the perfect gathering for those who love to create, share skills and express themselves through art. It’s an inclusive space where people of all experience levels are welcome to learn new crafts or work on existing projects. With materials provided, all you need to bring is your enthusiasm.

Meet fellow craft enthusiasts on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at Café Euphoria, located at 225 River St, Troy, NY.

Interested in joining? Reach out at 518-235-2173 or email kaery@mhepinc.org for more details.

STRESS HACKS

In today’s fast-paced world, managing stress is crucial. Join this group to discuss challenges and explore tools and techniques to navigate life’s hurdles effectively.

Every Wednesday, from 11 AM to 12 PM, the group gathers at the Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer, NY.

To learn more, call 518-235-2173 or send an email to kaery@mhepinc.org.

BOARD GAMING GROUP

Dive into the world of board games with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to play your favorite games, discover new ones, or just enjoy some friendly conversation over drinks and food (with a 10% discount!), this group is for you.

Every Wednesday, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, at Bard and Baker Café, 501 Broadway, Troy, NY. Note: Group hours are weather dependent.

For more information, contact mrussello@mhepinc.org or call 518-235-2173.

MHEP BOOK CLUB

Book lovers unite! The MHEP Book Club invites you to share and enjoy favorite books across genres. Dive into a new book each month, read at your own pace and join lively discussions.

Every Monday, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, at The Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer, NY.

Interested? Reach out at LForney@mhepinc.org, kaery@mhepinc.org, or call 518-235-2173.

LGBTQ+ SUPPORT SPACE

This event offers a safe and welcoming space for queer individuals and allies to share experiences and support one another in a friendly and confidential environment.

On the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, at Café Euphoria, 225 River St, Troy, NY.

To reserve your spot or for more information, contact 518-235-2173 or lforney@mhepinc.org.

MEN’S NETWORK

Join this group for a chance to connect with other men in a relaxed setting. Share experiences, learn from one another, and enjoy the company and conversation over coffee.

Every Friday, from 1:30-2:30 PM, at the Empowerment Exchange, 2136 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY.

For more details, email spondillo@mhepinc.org or wcochran@mhepinc.org, or call 518-235-2173.

WOMEN’S NETWORK

A dedicated space for women to come together, share their stories, and find mutual support, healing, and growth in a welcoming and nurturing environment.

Every Wednesday, from 1:30-2:30 PM, at the Empowerment Exchange, 2136 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY.

For more information, call 518-235-2173 or email lforney@mhepinc.org.

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Whether you are looking to express your creativity, unwind with a good book, or find support among peers, the Empowerment Exchange has something for everyone. These events not only provide a platform for personal growth and enjoyment but also foster a sense of community and belonging in Troy and beyond. Don’t hesitate to reach out and find your place in our vibrant community.