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Welcome to Cranberry Township!

Cranberry Township values the diversity of our residents.  A diverse community, with a vibrant atmosphere positively affects the overall quality of life.  A community rich in culture can play a significant role in developing a unique sense of community identity. 

Cranberry’s cultural diversity is ever-increasing.  More and more international residents are calling Cranberry home.  Relocating to a new community and country can be an overwhelming process. 

Diversity Coordinators & Co-Founders

Contact us:

Charles Hawkins, 724-968-8148
Gary Winterhalter, 412-519-7285
Resources shared by our presenters:

  • The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents. Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, Robert L. DuPont & Caroline DuPont 
  • There’s a Volcano in My Tummy: Children’s Workbook for Anger/Irritability/DepressionElaine Whitehouse
  • What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: Children/Youth Anxiety Workbook. Dawn Huebner
  • Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood. Jennifer Traig
  • The Anxiety and Phobia WorkbookEdmund Bourne
  • Speak. Laurie Anderson 
  • How to Raise an Adult. Julie Lythcott-Haims

Support Group List

NAMI PA Butler County
Family Support Groups
  • Butler – Last Wednesday each month, 6:30 PM, Mental Health Association, Voyagers Room.
  • Zelienople – 2nd Tuesday each month, Passavant Retirement Community Center, 5:30 PM.
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069

NAMI Parent Support Group
Youth and Transition-Age
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month, 5-7 PM . Cross Roads Church, 325 N. Highland Drive, Pittsburgh 15206.
More information, email Linda Thornhill,   

NAMI Connections
Peer Facilitated Recovery Support Group
Meets the 1st Friday, 1:30 PM. Mental Health Association, Voyagers Room, 140 North Elm Street.
Meeting information contact: Butler NAMI Office (724) 431-0069.

NAMI Pittsburgh North
McKnight Plaza, Ross Twp., 1st Wednesday of the Month, 7-9 p.m.
Meeting information contact: Candy, (412) 361-8916.
May 2016 NAMI North Newsletter

Hope for Mental Health
A Parent Support Group for Moms, Dads, Grandparents, etc. Struggling with Children of all ages with Mental Health Challenges 
Monthly Meeting Dates to be announced for early 2017 
Meeting information contact: Mike and Tammy Corb (412) 535-2727.

Grace Community Church, 9160 Marshall Road, Cranberry Township, PA.
Offers professional counseling, 1-1 Care, special needs support and autism support.  Grace is also planning a group for caregivers of special needs family members. Contact or call (724) 779-7997 for more information about any of their services.  

A support group for parents, families, and service providers of people on the autism spectrum, led by Caitlin Freeman and Phil Garrow, two adults on the autism spectrum. They share what they have learned in seven years of participating in, and supporting the autism community. Their goal is to help people understand autism from the inside out.

The group meets monthly at the Oakland Community Human Services (CHS) Building, 372 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (at the corner of Lawn St. and Kennett Sq.). For more information, contact Caitlin Freeman.
Website: "Ask An Aspie"  Contact: Caitlin Freeman | Phone: (412) 605.0113 | Email:
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Tuesday, October 11
Exhibit Hall: 4:30 - 8:45 PM   
Programs:    5:00 - 8:45 PM

Spotlight on Mental Health Wellness: Understanding Anxiety in Youth

As adults, we know that anxiety and stress can have a negative impact. Children and teens also experience anxiety, and for some, it becomes overwhelming. In fact, the average age of onset for anxiety disorder is 11 with an 8 to 10 year delay between onset of those symptoms and treatment. Early intervention is essential to maintaining mental health wellness and avoiding the possible devastating effects of untreated anxiety disorder.

This event is for parents and for those who work with children and teens to better understand anxiety, recognize symptoms, identify warning signs, and learn when treatment may be needed. Attendees will have access to professional resource tables throughout the evening.
Sessions  In Our Own Voice, and Child Psychologist and Q & A Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: Cranberry Township, Cranberry Area Diversity Network, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Cranberry Council of Churches, Cranberry Public Library, Cranberry Sister Cities Association, Seneca Valley School District and the Butler County Suicide Awareness Task Force.   Event Details      

Oct 11 sponsors

Consider becoming involved with the Cranberry Area Diversity Network

Our Mission is to provide a two-fold approach that fosters an inclusionary ideology that speaks to all people of all ethnic, religious, gender, physiological, age and other differences which tend to deny them total acceptance within the community.

We have two goals:

Short Term: Provide immediate response to diversity conflicts that threaten the emotional well-being and could lead to physical conflict among residents or groups within Cranberry Township.

Long Term: Develop initiatives that will bring about education and understanding of diversity and promote inclusion to create an environment that understands and appreciates diverse cultures, people, and strives to include them in all facets of community life.
SV Diversity brochureYou may wish to join the Seneca Valley School District's Diversity Initiative - whether you have children currently enrolled in school or not.

Review their brochure

Meeting Schedule

For more information or to join, contact Ms. Kyra Bobak, Director of Human Resources and Pupil Services   or call 724-452-6040, ext. 1760. New members are always welcome!
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