December 14: The Study Circle Initiative

Ms. Eve Pearson will give us an introduction to The Study Circle Initiative. Study circles are a methodology for individuals in a community of different backgrounds who may never meet otherwise  to discuss issues.

The December meeting is scheduled for December 14 at 7 pm at the Wallace Library on Laney-Walker Blvd.

Eve W. Pearson Bio

I graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, have a Masters of Library Service from Clark-Atlanta University, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and see clients at Family Counseling Center of the CSRA (FCC), as well as serve as Therapist/Coordinator for the Professional In-Home Counseling program for the Elderly (PICE) at FCC, a grant funded through the Area Agency on Aging.  In my role with PICE, I am able to not only pursue my clinical interests, but my advocacy interests as well.   Recently, FCC was awarded a grant from the Christopher Reeve Foundation very similar to the PICE program, only for disabled persons under the age of 60, and I will provide those services as well.

I serve on the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team, Elder Rights Advisory Council of the Area Agency on Aging, Augusta Coalition for Mental Health Advocacy, Augusta Chapter-GA Council on Aging, Executive Board for Augusta Chapter-National Association of Social Workers, Topaz Center Executive Board, and volunteer for Inter-Faith Hospitality Association, and Morning Prayer at my church.

I have also operated Evergreen Geriatric Care Management, LLC, helping clients and families in GA and SC since 2006.   I am also an Evaluator (PRN) for the Probate Court of Richmond Co.

The Topaz Center, a new shelter with an emphasis on serving homeless, elderly women in the CSRA is very special to me.   I am also currently involved in supporting mental health courts, and a community education/outreach program based at historic St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  I have two daughters in college, two dogs and two cats, and live in a house built in 1890.  I love gardening, cooking, historic preservation, genealogy, antiques and “picking”.