always a real crowd pleaser... we're excited to have this favored event back on The Social Calendar!
Girl Power Lunch Hour
with Emily Blomme, CEO of Foundation2
about Girl Power Lunch Hour...
Here's the long & the short of it: at The House, we like to hang out with the kind of women that make us want to level up. Our favorite way to pass a lunch hour is curled up on the pink couches, picking the brain of a powerful woman... a fascinating female... a sister with a story to tell... you get the point. This is casual. This is conversational. This is all about making a connection & building our community.
Oh yeah, & eating lunch.
(&... because giving back is part of our growth strategy... we are thrilled to feature Foundation2 as #TheMissionofTheMonth here at The House, for September...which, is also #SuicideAwarenessMonth. Talking with a friend or loved one who has thoughts of ending their life can be frightening. It can be hard to know how to help, but Foundation 2 is here for you. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about a friend who shows signs that they may be suicidal, Foundation 2 is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can coach you on ways to talk to a friend and will be a resource for your friend when they are ready to connect with help. For more information, please visit: https://www.foundation2.org/suicide/)
Foundation 2 is a nonprofit human service agency offering crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages. We are committed to positive youth development, suicide prevention, and helping build the foundation for stronger and healthier families and safer communities for everyone. Our services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis chat and text, family counseling, support groups, mobile crisis outreach, an emergency youth shelter, and independent living support for youth.
Our mission is to be a trusted support when life gets tough. All people. Any time. Every time.
Our vision is to build resilience and improve quality of life by ensuring every Iowan has access to our lifesaving work in crisis prevention, intervention and response.
Foundation 2 services are confidential. We believe that all persons have the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
& a little about Emily...
Emily Blomme joined Foundation 2 as Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Emily has a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies from Colorado State University. Since 2000, much of her work has been in the area of crisis response and youth and family services. Emily serves on many local board and committees to improve quality of life and services for the community. She is an active member of Daybreak Rotary, a graduate of the Leadership for Five Seasons class of 2015 and a 2015 CBJ Forty under 40 honoree. In 2019, Emily was recognized as a CBJ Women of Influence and honored as a Waypoint Woman of Achievement. Emily is passionate about improving the quality of life of others and is a firm believer that all people are capable of change. She lives by the motto, “Meet people where they are at, and help when you can.” Emily lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband Jeremy – they have three children. She is an avid backpacker and is always looking for the next adventure! She enjoys running, cycling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
*a ticket to Girl Power Lunch Hour includes your lunch & your beverage!
**If you have special dietary needs, please pass us a note ([email protected])! We generally do our best to be fairly healthy, but we're happy to do our best to accomodate any special requests!