Bloom Upstate is a non-profit organization who mission is to support and mentor at-risk-girls and their families in Spartanburg County who are without an active father. The vision of the organization is creating an atmosphere where all girls feel valued and encouraged by adults who actively invest in them. Bloom Upstate is a non-profit organization that is supported and funded by grants and donations. Bloom Upstate is a non-profit organization that provides mentorship, family services, peer group, tutoring, and other support services. Below are the following programs offered by Bloom Upstate:
Bloom Upstate matches single mothers with professional mentors to help support them in achieving their goals. The mentorship is design to build self-esteem, develop positive peer relationships, develop life and vocational skills, and connect with resources in the community.
Bloom Upstate partners with other local organizations and professional instructors to provide parenting resources. Bloom Upstate adheres to the Triple P parenting philosophy. Information and resources relating to Triple P can be found at https://hopecfc.org/triplep/.
Parent/Child Bonding Activities
Bloom Upstate recognizes the importance of strong parental bonds in both childhood development as well as alleviating parental stress. Bloom Upstate will provide evidence based resources on strengthening parental bonds. Bloom Upstate will also host periodic events with
the goal of strengthening the parent/child bond.
Therapy and Family Services
Bloom Upstate partners with other community professionals to provide therapy and family services at this time. Bloom Upstate will make a referral to a licensed practitioner of therapy and
Bloom Upstate is an organization that complies with federal, state and local laws. The following
topics below explain in event abuse and neglect, confidentiality, duty to warn and protect where Bloom Upstate shall report to the appropriate authorities.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Content of all peer group sessions are confidential. Both verbal information and written records (electronic or verbal) cannot be shared with another party without your written consent, or written consent of your legal guardian. If you opt to use electronic communication such as email,
faxing and mobile phone text messaging to transmit information relating to schedule of a group session or other activities provided by the organization, electronic communication is not generally secure. The confidentiality form will have an option what method of contact you
would like to use.
If a court of law or other legally authorized entity orders me to disclose confidential or privilege information without your consent. I will protect the confidentiality during legal proceedings to the extent permitted by law. Additionally, I would request that the court withdraw the order or limit the order as narrowly as possible or maintain the records under sealed, unavailable for public inspection.
Duty to Warn and Protect
I am a mandated reporter by law. If you disclose that you have intentions to harm another person, I am required by law to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. If you disclose or imply to me a plan for suicide, I am required to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify your family and any person (s) listed on your emergency
Abuse and Neglect
If you disclose or suggest that you have been abuse, you are abusing a child, abusing a vulnerable adult or a child or vulnerable adult is in danger of abuse, I am required to report this information social services and/or legal authorities. In the event there is admission to prenatal exposure to controlled substances that are potentially harmful, or children that are expose to controlled substances or in the present of domestic violence in the home, I am required to report to social services and/or legal authorities.
Informed Consent: By your signature below you indicating the following:
- You voluntarily agree to receive and participate in Bloom Upstate’s mentorship services and that you give consent for the organization to provide such services and when necessary make a referral to the appropriate facilities to address your needs.
- You understand and agree that you will participate in the planning and activities the organization provides and you can stop services at any time.
- You understand that no promises have been made to you as the results of the outcome of program provided by the organization and you understand services provided in the program is a collaborative effort and that the results of your progress depends on your willingness to engage in the services provided.
- You understand that your information is confidential with the exception to the exemption to confidentiality listed in the confidentiality and privacy sections of this document.
- You agree in the event of a crisis or an emergency Bloom Upstate will contact the
numbers provide in the Telephone and emergency contact section.
By signing below you agree and understand these provision and give your consent to receive treatment services.