OUR PARTNERS 2018-08-13T14:00:02+00:00

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

EARLY LEARNING PARTNERS:

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS in collaboration with Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes.

DESCRIPTION: The Montessori Classroom is a certified Montessori preschool & kindergarten program located at the Center for the Homeless. True to the Montessori Method, this classroom emphasizes the unique skills and talents of each child and promotes self-reliance and independence in its students, all while creating an environment that cultivates the child’s intellect and love of learning, instill responsibility, fosters respect, and inspires care for the community.

NUMBER SERVED: 68

EL CAMPITO

DESCRIPTION: El Campito provides access to high quality early learning opportunities, parent engagement, and strong transitions to kindergarten while serving a population where 70% of children are living at or below the line of poverty.

NUMBER SERVED: 48

EL CAMPITO in collaboration with Read Baby Read, Discovery Learning Program, Latino Task Force.

DESCRIPTION:  Parents as Teachers is an integration of work done by El Campito, Read Baby Read, & The Discovery Learning Program to engage & equip Spanish-speaking parents in preparing their children for kindergarten. This intervention consists of 7 90-minute workshops to low-income parents of preschoolers. The content covers four primary areas: literacy, math, how the brain learns, & child development. Each week, parents learn & practice skills with their children.

NUMBER SERVED:  220

EL CAMPITO in collaboration with La Casa, Harrison Primary Elementary

DESCRIPTION:  “Listos Para Kinder” is an 8 week summer program based on the HighScope curriculum in which students will be immersed in hands-on activities that are both child-initiated and developmentally appropriate to meet all of their individual needs that encourages social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and linguistical growth to allow a successful transition to Kindergarten. This program will be offered at El Campito (full day) and La Casa de Amistad (half day) and target children who have not been in a preschool setting previously.

NUMBER SERVED:  66

LA CASA 

DESCRIPTION:  Our Yo Puedo Leer (I can read) program offers a bilingual curriculum (English-Spanish) to children in the Latino community living in St. Joseph County. This program assists students through their language- learning journey by strengthening their linguistic development, gross motor, fine and number recognition skills. The Yo Puedo Leer program has proven to be successful for decades in building a strong base of bilingual reading and writing skills, which facilitates their learning skills

NUMBER SERVED:  60

READY TO GROW ST. JOE in collaboration with in collaboration with Early Childhood Alliance, the Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church, ECDC-Notre Dame and St. Mary’s, El Campito, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Extension Office, South Bend Regional Chamber, St. Joseph County Health Department, Talk with Your Baby, United Way of St. Joseph County, and WNIT Public Television.

DESCRIPTION: Ready to Grow St. Joe is a collection of early childhood stakeholders committed to ensuring that all children in St. Joseph County, birth to eight, have the foundation to thrive in school and in life. We work through our members to engage the community, build systems and empower families, with efforts focused on Quality Early Learning, Health & Wellness and Family Support.

NUMBER SERVED: 20,000 (based on ELAC’s 2017 SJC Profile, number of children 0-5 years)

UNITED HEALTH SERVICES

Hearing and speech screenings have been provided to children in this area for over 30 years. While we want to continue to provide hearing & speech screenings, we are requesting funding to pursue in-depth work at sites to improve listening, oral language, and pre-literacy skills.

NUMBER SERVED:  2,800

YMCA in collaboration with YMCA of the USA, Xavier School of Excellence.

DESCRIPTION: The Summer Learning Loss Prevention (SLLP) program offers summer reading and enrichment for 1st-2nd grade children from low income environments that are reading below grade level. Rather than falling further behind during summer months, children enrolled in the program will improve their literacy skills, gaining the traction they need to catch up to their peers and perform well for the rest of their academic career. We combine the academics of Summer School with the fun of Summer Camp to help each child reach their full potential and discover the joy of learning.

NUMBER SERVED: 112

YWCA in collaboration with REAL Services Foster Grandparents, Robinson Community Learning Center

DESCRIPTION: The YWCA addresses emotional & behavioral needs of the children of shelter clients by providing Trauma Informed Care with a master’s level Children’s Counselor, a Children’s Services Coordinator & 5 Child Activity Aides. Children’s Services are focused around High Scope program & all staff receive High Scope training. Although many of our children only receive services for 40-45 days, we start the process of preparing them for pre-school or kindergarten (age-appropriate).

NUMBER SERVED: 1,356

YOUTH SUCCESS PARTNERS:

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

DESCRIPTION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County is part of the world’s largest and most effective system of one-to-one youth mentoring. Our outcomes consistently show that our Little Brothers and Sisters are achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, academic success and avoiding risky behaviors and attitudes that can lead to delinquency.

NUMBER SERVED: 900

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB in collaboration with South Bend Community School Corporation, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: The academic enrichment program does the following: supports struggling students through low staff ratios and individualized tutoring, engages students in high yield innovative activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), art, and literacy to enhance learning, prepares Members with opportunities to become 21st Century learners, and supports Members and their families in health and wellness.

NUMBER SERVED: 3,300

CAMPFIRE RIVER BEND

DESCRIPTION: Youth who receive campership funding through the proposed program will be given scholarships to attend one or two weeks of summer camp at Camp Tannadoonah.All campers who attend camp live in cabins with 10-15 similarly-aged youth and 3-4 camp staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in all regular camp activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, nature, crafts, drama, dance, photography, archery, sports, cooking, science, robotics, and music. Each camper customizes his or her schedule based on interests. Campers who receive funds through this program will also have a 45-minute reading session each weekday during camp.

NUMBER SERVED: 36

FIVE STAR LIFE in collaboration with Career Academy, Success Academy, Washington High School, Greene Intermediate Center, Navarre Intermediate Center, Clay Intermediate Center, Edison Intermediate Center, Schmucker Middle School, Grissom Middle School, John Young Middle School, Jackson Intermediate Center

DESCRIPTION: The afterschool program is implemented the same at every school to ensure integrity and quality. Students participate in academic review, team-building challenges/discussions, a video curriculum presentation covering a core value, and journal time. FSL also gives students a chance to practice what they have learned in an experiential way that extends beyond the school building at Summit.

NUMBER SERVED: 16,101

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Tutoring from qualified college/university students and community volunteers, opportunities to participate in academic and enrichment opportunities like reading, art, culture, technology, and recreation. Students learn socio-emotional skills while working on teams and build responsibility, respect, constructive criticism, sharing, and more. Students in 7th-12th grade also receive college prep workshops, self-identity, self-esteem, and financial knowledge.

NUMBER SERVED: 300

MISHAWAKA EDUCATION FOUNDATION in collaboration with Mishawaka First Robotics, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: FIRST Tech Challenge is way more than building robots. FTC teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEAM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

NUMBER SERVED: 75

SOUTH BEND HERITAGE FOUNDATION

DESCRIPTION: SBH’s Augustus F. Hawkins Literacy Program helps 25+ students on an annual basis by providing after-school literacy strengthening activities for students struggling with reading at grade level.The Literacy Program provides individualized homework help with reading related subjects including vocabulary and spelling and utilizes reading software tutorials and work modules that bolster in-class reading activities while providing one on one reading opportunities with mentors.

NUMBER SERVED: 96

STABLE FAMILIES PARTNERS:

AIDS MINISTRIES

DESCRIPTION: Our life skills program is offered to those who are living in our housing programs. The program will last 16- 20 weeks and will focus on understanding poverty, financial security, and health. The Getting Ahead program will be facilitated by Bridges Out of Poverty and will teach the clients about poverty and will focus on attitude and behavior changes. The next session will be facilitated by 1st Source Bank and will go over financial security. The facilitators will assist clients in setting up budgets, bank accounts and addressing any other financial questions they may have. The final session will be presented by the HIV Specialty Pharmacist at Walgreens and will focus on health. The Pharmacist will go over medication adherence, nutrition, and interactions.

NUMBER SERVED: 80

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Bridges Financial Management Class is a 20-hour class. A stipend is provided by Lake City Bank to all participants of the program. Each participant completes a pre-test to determine initial knowledge level and a post-test to determine increased knowledge. Class Modules include: Getting Organized; Where Does Your Money Go?; Why Credit Reports Matter; Repairing Your Credit; Why Some People Pay Higher Interest; Where Does Your Money Go Part 2; To Rent or Own Your Own Home & Avoiding Financial Predators; Bankruptcy and VITA; and Banking.

NUMBER SERVED: 150

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Michiana Bridges approach centers on a Resource Navigator who meets with employees on-site during working hours to assist them in handling non-work related problems that could otherwise result in absenteeism and ultimately job loss.The Resource Navigator is available to the employees for confidential, one on one consultation leading to the immediate resolution of a problem.

NUMBER SERVED: 450

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

DESCRIPTION: The Education Creates Hope & Opportunity Program (ECHO) is a long term case management program for pregnant and parenting youth and young adults to help them address the barriers they face in graduating from high school and if they choose, in completing college courses.In 2015, 8 out of 9 (89%) received their high school diploma.

NUMBER SERVED: 120

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS

DESCRIPTION: The Genesis Counseling program has provided thousands of hours of service to homeless individuals suffering from mental illness, addictions, and profound trauma and loss. Our guests also report serious addictions and severe depression regularly accompanied by chronic thoughts of suicide. These symptoms are clinically on par with patients receiving inpatient psychiatric care, making traditional outpatient services an inadequate level of care. This, coupled with most guests’ inability to pay (even with limited Medicaid expansion) makes Genesis the only viable mental health resource for our guests.

NUMBER SERVED: 360

LA CASA in collaboration with SB Housing Authority, AARC

DESCRIPTION: The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 960

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Daily we have clients that come asking for help with digital forms or computer help. So many job applications now must be completed online, or clients need to type a resume, renew license plates, etc. So many services now our clients need access are only on a computer, and they need access and the knowledge of how to complete them.

NUMBER SERVED: 775

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: We have two different ELL Programs that we offer as part of this program. All of the programs consistent of classes twice a week and are offered during the fall and spring, (and summer if we have enough student interest). We will break up our Program Goals into one main area of improved English skills, but then also for our three specific programs. Those programs are our ELL for Citizenship program that teaches English, and U.S. history and civics while preparing clients for their Citizenship Interview, and our formal ELL program focused on community integration that teaches daily and work focused English skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 600

RIVERBEND CANCER SERVICES

DESCRIPTION: Counselors assess the needs of each individual and find the best ways to work with each and meet their specific requirements. The program is directed through the skills of licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and client advocates. Staff members actively continue to seek and receive training/certifications in oncology issues. Often in consultation with a local referring physician’s office, client advocates have an initial meeting with cancer survivors and assess all cancer-related needs including financial, daily living, emotional, family, spiritual, and physical.

NUMBER SERVED: 825

UNITED HEALTH SERVICES in collaboration with Bethel College, Covering Kids & Family

DESCRIPTION: CSAD is seeking funding for a 6 part series focused on financial literacy. This is a new initiative. The program will be a 6 session series lead by experts in the field

NUMBER SERVED: 180

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

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EARLY LEARNING PARTNERS:

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS in collaboration with Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes.

DESCRIPTION: The Montessori Classroom is a certified Montessori preschool & kindergarten program located at the Center for the Homeless. True to the Montessori Method, this classroom emphasizes the unique skills and talents of each child and promotes self-reliance and independence in its students, all while creating an environment that cultivates the child’s intellect and love of learning, instill responsibility, fosters respect, and inspires care for the community.

NUMBER SERVED: 68

EL CAMPITO

DESCRIPTION: El Campito provides access to high quality early learning opportunities, parent engagement, and strong transitions to kindergarten while serving a population where 70% of children are living at or below the line of poverty.

NUMBER SERVED: 48

EL CAMPITO in collaboration with Read Baby Read, Discovery Learning Program, Latino Task Force.

DESCRIPTION:  Parents as Teachers is an integration of work done by El Campito, Read Baby Read, & The Discovery Learning Program to engage & equip Spanish-speaking parents in preparing their children for kindergarten. This intervention consists of 7 90-minute workshops to low-income parents of preschoolers. The content covers four primary areas: literacy, math, how the brain learns, & child development. Each week, parents learn & practice skills with their children.

NUMBER SERVED:  220

EL CAMPITO in collaboration with La Casa, Harrison Primary Elementary

DESCRIPTION:  “Listos Para Kinder” is an 8 week summer program based on the HighScope curriculum in which students will be immersed in hands-on activities that are both child-initiated and developmentally appropriate to meet all of their individual needs that encourages social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and linguistical growth to allow a successful transition to Kindergarten. This program will be offered at El Campito (full day) and La Casa de Amistad (half day) and target children who have not been in a preschool setting previously.

NUMBER SERVED:  66

LA CASA 

DESCRIPTION:  Our Yo Puedo Leer (I can read) program offers a bilingual curriculum (English-Spanish) to children in the Latino community living in St. Joseph County. This program assists students through their language- learning journey by strengthening their linguistic development, gross motor, fine and number recognition skills. The Yo Puedo Leer program has proven to be successful for decades in building a strong base of bilingual reading and writing skills, which facilitates their learning skills

NUMBER SERVED:  60

READY TO GROW ST. JOE in collaboration with in collaboration with Early Childhood Alliance, the Early Learning Center at Granger Community Church, ECDC-Notre Dame and St. Mary’s, El Campito, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue Extension Office, South Bend Regional Chamber, St. Joseph County Health Department, Talk with Your Baby, United Way of St. Joseph County, and WNIT Public Television.

DESCRIPTION: Ready to Grow St. Joe is a collection of early childhood stakeholders committed to ensuring that all children in St. Joseph County, birth to eight, have the foundation to thrive in school and in life. We work through our members to engage the community, build systems and empower families, with efforts focused on Quality Early Learning, Health & Wellness and Family Support.

NUMBER SERVED: 20,000 (based on ELAC’s 2017 SJC Profile, number of children 0-5 years)

UNITED HEALTH SERVICES

Hearing and speech screenings have been provided to children in this area for over 30 years. While we want to continue to provide hearing & speech screenings, we are requesting funding to pursue in-depth work at sites to improve listening, oral language, and pre-literacy skills.

NUMBER SERVED:  2,800

YMCA in collaboration with YMCA of the USA, Xavier School of Excellence.

DESCRIPTION: The Summer Learning Loss Prevention (SLLP) program offers summer reading and enrichment for 1st-2nd grade children from low income environments that are reading below grade level. Rather than falling further behind during summer months, children enrolled in the program will improve their literacy skills, gaining the traction they need to catch up to their peers and perform well for the rest of their academic career. We combine the academics of Summer School with the fun of Summer Camp to help each child reach their full potential and discover the joy of learning.

NUMBER SERVED: 112

YWCA in collaboration with REAL Services Foster Grandparents, Robinson Community Learning Center

DESCRIPTION: The YWCA addresses emotional & behavioral needs of the children of shelter clients by providing Trauma Informed Care with a master’s level Children’s Counselor, a Children’s Services Coordinator & 5 Child Activity Aides. Children’s Services are focused around High Scope program & all staff receive High Scope training. Although many of our children only receive services for 40-45 days, we start the process of preparing them for pre-school or kindergarten (age-appropriate).

NUMBER SERVED: 1,356

YOUTH SUCCESS PARTNERS:

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

DESCRIPTION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County is part of the world’s largest and most effective system of one-to-one youth mentoring. Our outcomes consistently show that our Little Brothers and Sisters are achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, academic success and avoiding risky behaviors and attitudes that can lead to delinquency.

NUMBER SERVED: 900

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB in collaboration with South Bend Community School Corporation, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: The academic enrichment program does the following: supports struggling students through low staff ratios and individualized tutoring, engages students in high yield innovative activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), art, and literacy to enhance learning, prepares Members with opportunities to become 21st Century learners, and supports Members and their families in health and wellness.

NUMBER SERVED: 3,300

CAMPFIRE RIVER BEND

DESCRIPTION: Youth who receive campership funding through the proposed program will be given scholarships to attend one or two weeks of summer camp at Camp Tannadoonah.All campers who attend camp live in cabins with 10-15 similarly-aged youth and 3-4 camp staff. They will have the opportunity to take part in all regular camp activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, nature, crafts, drama, dance, photography, archery, sports, cooking, science, robotics, and music. Each camper customizes his or her schedule based on interests. Campers who receive funds through this program will also have a 45-minute reading session each weekday during camp.

NUMBER SERVED: 36

FIVE STAR LIFE in collaboration with Career Academy, Success Academy, Washington High School, Greene Intermediate Center, Navarre Intermediate Center, Clay Intermediate Center, Edison Intermediate Center, Schmucker Middle School, Grissom Middle School, John Young Middle School, Jackson Intermediate Center

DESCRIPTION: The afterschool program is implemented the same at every school to ensure integrity and quality. Students participate in academic review, team-building challenges/discussions, a video curriculum presentation covering a core value, and journal time. FSL also gives students a chance to practice what they have learned in an experiential way that extends beyond the school building at Summit.

NUMBER SERVED: 16,101

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Tutoring from qualified college/university students and community volunteers, opportunities to participate in academic and enrichment opportunities like reading, art, culture, technology, and recreation. Students learn socio-emotional skills while working on teams and build responsibility, respect, constructive criticism, sharing, and more. Students in 7th-12th grade also receive college prep workshops, self-identity, self-esteem, and financial knowledge.

NUMBER SERVED: 300

MISHAWAKA EDUCATION FOUNDATION in collaboration with Mishawaka First Robotics, School City of Mishawaka

DESCRIPTION: FIRST Tech Challenge is way more than building robots. FTC teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to play a floor game in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEAM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas.

NUMBER SERVED: 75

SOUTH BEND HERITAGE FOUNDATION

DESCRIPTION: SBH’s Augustus F. Hawkins Literacy Program helps 25+ students on an annual basis by providing after-school literacy strengthening activities for students struggling with reading at grade level.The Literacy Program provides individualized homework help with reading related subjects including vocabulary and spelling and utilizes reading software tutorials and work modules that bolster in-class reading activities while providing one on one reading opportunities with mentors.

NUMBER SERVED: 96

STABLE FAMILIES PARTNERS:

AIDS MINISTRIES

DESCRIPTION: Our life skills program is offered to those who are living in our housing programs. The program will last 16- 20 weeks and will focus on understanding poverty, financial security, and health. The Getting Ahead program will be facilitated by Bridges Out of Poverty and will teach the clients about poverty and will focus on attitude and behavior changes. The next session will be facilitated by 1st Source Bank and will go over financial security. The facilitators will assist clients in setting up budgets, bank accounts and addressing any other financial questions they may have. The final session will be presented by the HIV Specialty Pharmacist at Walgreens and will focus on health. The Pharmacist will go over medication adherence, nutrition, and interactions.

NUMBER SERVED: 80

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Bridges Financial Management Class is a 20-hour class. A stipend is provided by Lake City Bank to all participants of the program. Each participant completes a pre-test to determine initial knowledge level and a post-test to determine increased knowledge. Class Modules include: Getting Organized; Where Does Your Money Go?; Why Credit Reports Matter; Repairing Your Credit; Why Some People Pay Higher Interest; Where Does Your Money Go Part 2; To Rent or Own Your Own Home & Avoiding Financial Predators; Bankruptcy and VITA; and Banking.

NUMBER SERVED: 150

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

DESCRIPTION: The Michiana Bridges approach centers on a Resource Navigator who meets with employees on-site during working hours to assist them in handling non-work related problems that could otherwise result in absenteeism and ultimately job loss.The Resource Navigator is available to the employees for confidential, one on one consultation leading to the immediate resolution of a problem.

NUMBER SERVED: 450

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

DESCRIPTION: The Education Creates Hope & Opportunity Program (ECHO) is a long term case management program for pregnant and parenting youth and young adults to help them address the barriers they face in graduating from high school and if they choose, in completing college courses.In 2015, 8 out of 9 (89%) received their high school diploma.

NUMBER SERVED: 120

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS

DESCRIPTION: The Genesis Counseling program has provided thousands of hours of service to homeless individuals suffering from mental illness, addictions, and profound trauma and loss. Our guests also report serious addictions and severe depression regularly accompanied by chronic thoughts of suicide. These symptoms are clinically on par with patients receiving inpatient psychiatric care, making traditional outpatient services an inadequate level of care. This, coupled with most guests’ inability to pay (even with limited Medicaid expansion) makes Genesis the only viable mental health resource for our guests.

NUMBER SERVED: 360

LA CASA in collaboration with SB Housing Authority, AARC

DESCRIPTION: The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly improve parenting skills and family relationships, reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. Child maltreatment also decreases as parents strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 960

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: Daily we have clients that come asking for help with digital forms or computer help. So many job applications now must be completed online, or clients need to type a resume, renew license plates, etc. So many services now our clients need access are only on a computer, and they need access and the knowledge of how to complete them.

NUMBER SERVED: 775

LA CASA

DESCRIPTION: We have two different ELL Programs that we offer as part of this program. All of the programs consistent of classes twice a week and are offered during the fall and spring, (and summer if we have enough student interest). We will break up our Program Goals into one main area of improved English skills, but then also for our three specific programs. Those programs are our ELL for Citizenship program that teaches English, and U.S. history and civics while preparing clients for their Citizenship Interview, and our formal ELL program focused on community integration that teaches daily and work focused English skills.

NUMBER SERVED: 600

RIVERBEND CANCER SERVICES

DESCRIPTION: Counselors assess the needs of each individual and find the best ways to work with each and meet their specific requirements. The program is directed through the skills of licensed clinical social workers, counselors, and client advocates. Staff members actively continue to seek and receive training/certifications in oncology issues. Often in consultation with a local referring physician’s office, client advocates have an initial meeting with cancer survivors and assess all cancer-related needs including financial, daily living, emotional, family, spiritual, and physical.

NUMBER SERVED: 825

UNITED HEALTH SERVICES in collaboration with Bethel College, Covering Kids & Family

DESCRIPTION: CSAD is seeking funding for a 6 part series focused on financial literacy. This is a new initiative. The program will be a 6 session series lead by experts in the field

NUMBER SERVED: 180

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU

DESCRIPTION: The Young Mom’s Self Sufficiency Program (YMSSP) focuses on the individualized needs and barriers of pregnant and parenting young women 16 through 24 years old. During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, YMSSP served 179 clients. The program purpose is to bring the participants to a higher level of self-sufficiency and services are entirely voluntary.

NUMBER SERVED: 675

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