NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief Announces Ribbon Cutting

JONESBORO, Ark. – In March 2017, NEA Baptist announced the addition of a new service and NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation program that will be free to the community – the NEA Baptist Center for Good Grief. The center will have an official ribbon cutting and dedication on Tuesday, October 17 beginning at 5 pm.

The NEA Baptist Center for Good is located at 1717 Executive Square in Jonesboro and will offer free grief counseling and seminars to those who are experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. The ribbon cutting event on October 17th will begin with an open house and tours at 5 pm and a brief program at 5:30 pm. The community is welcome and will have the opportunity to preview the center before it officially opens.

The center’s model of care mirrors the services and programs available at Baptist’s original Grief Center in Collierville, TN.  This model provides personalized, one-on-one grief counseling by trained, state-licensed therapists for children, teens and adults who are experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one.  Family sessions, group sessions and seminars will also be offered. Mandy Young, LCSW, will serve as the clinical director of the new center in Jonesboro, along with two additional therapists. The center is now scheduling appointments and can be reached at 870-936-7719. A referral is not needed to schedule an appointment.

“The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation has played a key role in addressing health needs in our region – developing programs that support the care we provide,” said Brad Parsons, chief executive officer of NEA Baptist Health System, “I am proud of the Foundation’s ability to continually meet the changing needs and I know that this center will positively impact the lives of individuals and families in our community who are grieving.”

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of NEA Baptist Clinic and the legacy that the founding physicians built around caring for those in need. Sixteen years ago, the physicians of NEA Baptist Clinic created the NEA Baptist Clinic Charitable Foundation with a mission to help change the lives of those in need throughout our region. Today, NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation offers five free programs to those in need, regardless of where they receive their health care or their ability to pay.

NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation has a mission to help change lives through the programs and services it supports in Northeast Arkansas and the surrounding areas. The Foundation, through the generous gifts of our community, touches thousands of lives in our region each year. The programs that the Foundation offers include: Center for Healthy Children, Medicine Assistance, Hope Circle, Wellness Works, and Share Hope. To learn more, visit


Press release from Danial Reed, Director of Marketing, NEA Baptist

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