Love restaurants? Would you like help the industry access mental health resources?
CULINARY HOSPITALITY OUTREACH AND WELLNESS INC
The hospitality industry hosts an incredible group of hard-working people. They are the folks who sing at your birthdays, pour your champagne on New Years, wash your dishes, and enjoy making others happy. They love doing it! But it comes at a cost of low wages, long hours, little access to health care, and culture of competition. Often working an unsustainable number of hours, wounded, and/or sick is seen as a badge of honor. The lifestyle does not support physical or mental health. And many of the coping strategies involve avoidance, masking, or medicating.
In order to enact change, we are looking for a Council of like-minded people who love the hospitality industry and want that community to have access to mental health resources. We directly offer peer support and have partners to offer clinical support. And we want to grow to offer physical health resources, apps for tracking mood, training for identifying folks in crisis, and more. But we need a strong, smart, courageous, and connected Council to help us achieve our mission. The need has never been more urgent considering the pressure Covid-19 has put on the industry.
Will you help us?
Specific Council responsibilities include:
- Advisor for plans and programs
- Creating a system of measurement for evaluating impact
- Being prepared for meetings
- Approving CHOW’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all legal, and fiduciary responsibilities
- Evaluation of the Executive Director
- Assisting in identifying and recruiting other potential Council members
- Acting as an ambassador for CHOW
- Ensuring equity in CHOW
- Must be able to sign the Board Commitment Statement at the end of nomination form
About CULINARY HOSPITALITY OUTREACH AND WELLNESS INC
1777 E 39TH AVE, DENVER, CO 80205, US
CHOW is an organization of culinary and hospitality staff working to nourish their lives inside and outside of the kitchen. We believe in a future where our community never loses another person to addiction, suicide or mental illness again. And it starts with talking. We create safe and supportive opportunities for the industry to connect and discuss problems they’re facing with people who get it.
CHOW offers mental wellness resources to the restaurant/hospitality industry. Directly offering peer support, and partnering with groups to offer clinical support. Currently adding a wellness app, virtual fitness, and mental health training.