The West Texas Community Mediation Center in Big Spring will be celebrating their Grand Reopening on Saturday, May 1st, from 9 AM to 3 PM. They are located at 501 S. Runnels St. in the Polly Mays Annex Building on the corner of 5th and Main St. The building had been gifted from the City of Big Spring, and after many hours of renovations WTXCMC is ready to open their doors to the community.
The organization's goal is to make Big Spring and the surrounding areas a conflict-free environment for all.
If you’re having neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, or in-school conflicts that we’re dealing with a lot like bullying, family mediation - if people are going through a divorce, custody, visitation - those kinds of things, we’ll be a one-stop shop for you," said Danette Ross Watson, Executive Director for WTXCMC.
"Come to see us before you go to court. Come to see us if you're just having that conflict with someone you just can’t resolve, or you just need help getting some understanding.”
Watson told KBest News that the West Texas Community Mediation Center is still in need of volunteers. The non-profit organization will be offering free initial training.
“Our initial training will be for free so we can get people trained and ready to provide the services. Everything from learning about trauma, informed care, to working with mediation, in-school conflicts -why are the kids having conflicts; why are the adults having conflicts. It generally goes back to either some kind of childhood trauma or some event that is causing the trauma. We really want people to understand that even if you don’t volunteer with us on a regular basis, it’s just great information, knowledge, and experience we can use in our everyday life.”
For more information, contact Danette Ross Watkins at 432-517-4200 or at 301-792-3340.
For more on the WTXCMC, visit http://www.wtxcmc.org/