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look at the BIG picture to see where we can help

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handle administrative work to allow others to succeed

 

 

Dear Deacon Mike Berstene,

First, thank-you for even considering the request I am writing to you about.  Through the years that I’ve known you, we have discussed the various ways that we can help spread the love of Jesus through His believers to the people in our community.  The message to the Church is very clear, Love God and Love others.  This can be accomplished in many practical ways.  Already there are various organizations that do the best they can to assist in our community.  What is evident though is that by having so many different agencies there comes a point where efficiency suffers.  Each agency spends a large amount of their time and resources in supporting the organization itself. As the need for assistance increases, the resources will become less and less. For this reason the success of organizations that will be able to help people will be the ones that require less overhead expenses allowing them to convert more energy and resources into helping those in need.


Even future funding from Federal/State and

effectiveness and efficiency for our community takes a back seat to

Our present system is not sustainable for much longer

to explain to you what our 

 

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James 2:14 What shall it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, but hath not works? Shall faith be able to save him? 15 And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food: 16 And one of you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit? 17 So faith also, if it have not works, is dead in itself. 18 But some man will say: Thou hast faith, and I have works. Shew me thy faith without works; and I will shew thee, by works, my faith. 19 Thou believest that there is one God. Thou dost well: the devils also believe and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, offering up Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Seest thou that faith did cooperate with his works and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the scripture was fulfilled, saying: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him to justice, and he was called the friend of God. 24 Do you see that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only? 25 And in like manner also Rahab the harlot, was not she justified by works, receiving the messengers and sending them out another way? 26 For even as the body without the spirit is dead: so also faith without works is dead

Bible in Basic English

James 2:14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works ? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. 18 But someone may well say, "You have faith and I have works ; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works." 19 You believe that God is one. You do well ; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless ? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar ? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected ; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way ? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

 

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Love one another as I have loved

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Why Participate

We are all Change Agents with dreams and goals. We are all Allies with knowledge and expertise. If you need help with or know something about

  • Education
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  • Finances
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  • Others

 

Interventions Organized by Policy Area:

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PRENATAL / EARLY CHILDHOOD

K-12 EDUCATION

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION

CRIME/VIOLENCE PREVENTION

HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS

EMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION/TREATMENT

OBESITY PREVENTION/TREATMENT

MENTAL HEALTH

HEALTH CARE FINANCING/DELIVERY

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

HELPFUL

HARMFUL

INTERNAL

STRENGTHS

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WEAKNESSES

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EXTERNAL

OPPORTUNITIES

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THREATS

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Catalog the resources

Champion

Advocate

Our vision is to function as the HUB on the wheel of community services by networking all available resources for responding to and assisting in meeting the needs of families and individuals to move them toward self-sufficiency -- all to the glory of God.

Solutions

Vision, goals

Furthering education with college as the “expectation”  If we start with a vision, speak it and believe it it will become reality.

Strengths

     
       
       

 

Categories for community work

Sectors

 

Childcare

 

Education

 

Employment

 

Faith Community

 

Health

 

Housing

 

Nutrition

 

Transportation

 

Utilities

 

Forums

 

Food security

 

Homelessness

 

Job Creation & Workforce training

 

Education

 

Seniors

 

 

CRT Programs

Early Care and Education | Employment & Training | Energy Services | Economic Literacy & Asset Building | Housing | Mental Health | Neighborhood Services | Re-entry & Criminal Justice | Senior Services | Shelter & Supportive Housing | Volunteering | Youth | The Meadows

·         EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

Head Start, School Readiness and Child Care Centers
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Early Winners

·         EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, AND LIFESKILLS

Capital City YouthBuild
Middlesex Education and Training Consortion (METC)
Real Fathers, Real Men
SNAP Employment and Training
Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program
Year-Round Youth Employment

·         ENERGY AND WEATHERIZATION

Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
Weatherization
Weatherization Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)

·         ECONOMIC LITERACY AND ASSET BUILDING

Financial Literacy
Individual Development Account Program (IDA)
Income Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)

·         HOUSING

Affordable Housing
Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention

·         MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

Access to Recovery
Asian Family Services
Behavioral Health Services
Clinical Homeless Outreach
Ryan White Behavioral Health

·         NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES

Community Resource Centers
SAGA Case Management
Suburban Outreach

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·         RE-ENTRY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS

Alternative In The Community
Building Bridges
Byrne Memorial Housing Program
DMHAS/CORP Transitional Housing Program
DMHAS Transitional Case Management (for Offenders)
DOC Project Transition Program
Fresh Start
Re-Entry Recovery Services
Supportive Housing for Probationers
Veterans Crossing

·         SENIOR SERVICES

Coventry Place Affordable Senior Apartments
Gatekeeper Program
Generations Housing Community for Seniors and Grandfamilies
Grocery Delivery Program for Seniors
Meals on Wheels
RSVP
Senior Community Cafés
The Retreat Affordable Assisted Living Community

·         SHELTER AND SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

McKinney Shelter
McKinney Day Respite Program
East Hartford Community Shelter
Permanent Supportive Housing
Project TEACH
Scattered-Site Housing
Supportive Housing Collaborative
Domestic Violence Supportive Housing

Veterans Crossing

·         VOLUNTEERING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

National Arts Program
National Arts Program Winners 2011-2012
RSVP
CATCH Healthy Habits
Volunteer Opportunities

·         YOUTH SERVICES

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Community Housing Assistance Program (CHAPs)
Early Winners
Healthy Teen Hartford Coalition
Summer Food Program
Youth Artisan and Technology Center (YAT)

·         MEADOWS REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTY MGMT.

Dr. Embry triple P Program

On ALL Our Children’s futures having few

barriers to productive lives…

depression

bipolar/schizophrenia

drugs

tobacco

alcohol

ADHD

learning disabilities aggression

stealing

suicide

depression

crime

violence exposure

dangerous acts

asthma

obesity cancer

heart-disease

diabetes

hi-blood pressure

unstable work history

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"I tell you the truth, just as you did for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine you did it for me." Matthew 25:40

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Our vision is to function as the HUB on the wheel of community services by networking all available resources for responding to and assisting in meeting the needs of families and individuals to move them toward self-sufficiency -- all to the glory of God.

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the HUB Ministries is a non-denominational group of volunteers who have been trained to case manage families or individuals toward the goal of employment and self-sufficiency. Also, to direct them to assistance all ready available through other agencies and ministries in the Montgomery County area.

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We are a faith based organization working under the 501(c)3 of New Bethel Fellowship Church. The HUB Ministries relies on donations, grants and volunteers.

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We ask that you refer to us an individual or family in need of assistance. We will assign a case manager who will work with the family or individual to:

Determine how or if they qualify for assistance from the various ministries and agencies all ready available in our community.

If they need food we will contact the food pantries and arrange for them to receive food.

If they need prescriptions we will contact the agency or ministry organized and prepared to help with prescriptions.

If they need clothing we will arrange for them to receive clothing from the agency or ministry providing clothing.

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To assist the agencies and ministries all ready active and working in our community by sending only those who qualify for their assistance. If a person does not qualify we will seek assistance from the church community.

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Our volunteer caseworkers are here to assist people on

Monday 9 am - 12 noon

Tuesday 9 am - 12 noon

Thursday 9 am - 12 noon

We do recommend calling ahead to be sure we have volunteers in that day. (765) 362-8840

 

 


 

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Staffing & Operating Partners

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Measures & Evaluation

How You Can Help

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What Is A Community School?

Success Stories

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Just For Parents


The 2010/2011 school year expanded KSSN to schools in 6 school districts. Arbor Circle, D.A. Blodgett/St. John's and Family Outreach Center are providing staffing for the KSSN schools.

Kent School Services Network brings health and human services into the school building to serve students and families.  This idea is called a “community school.”

Placing services at school removes many barriers families have in finding services and helps keep students in class.  When students are in class, they can keep learning and achieving.

The KSSN was created in a broad, community-wide partnership.  This partnership includes local foundations, service providers, the schools and the county.  Currently, the Network is a three-year pilot program in eight local schools. 

Our Vision:  Bringing School & Community Together for Children

·         Students learning, growing and achieving

·         Students and families getting the services they need, when they need them - at school

·         We want to help develop the whole child and ensure all children are physically, emotionally, socially and academically ready to learn 

Goals of KSSN

·         Increase student achievement

·         Lower student absences

·         Improve coordination of services

·         Deliver services as they are needed

What Do Community School Coordinators Do?

·         Help families find services like health care or counselors

·         Host special events to help connect parents with their schools

·         Provide special workshops for parents

·         Help parents overcome language barriers

·         Work with neighborhoods to expand services for familie

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/deps/health/factsheet.pdf

Wrap-Around Services and Closing the Achievement Gap

Every child and every school is capable of excellence given the right conditions for learning.

 

Wrap-Around Services are Collaborative Partnerships

Schools cannot do it alone. In order to achieve maximum success in their education reform efforts, schools need to engage a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. These partnerships develop a unified focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities that leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Schools become hubs of the community, accessible to children and families, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

Key Elements of Wrap-Around Services

In order to achieve school reform, a core instructional program is delivered by qualified teachers and instruction is organized around a challenging curriculum anchored by high standards and expectations for students. Wrap-around services, such as those in community school models, are provided in a manner that coordinates school and community programs for children, including but not limited to:

                        • Family engagement, parent leadership and adult education

                        • Extended learning opportunities and youth development

                        • Physical, dental and mental health programs and social services

                        • Afterschool, mentoring and tutoring programs

                        • Early childhood development

                        • Full utilization of federal and state child nutrition programs (breakfast, lunch, supper, snack, and Healthy Food Certification)

 

Key Elements of a Successful Plan

Comprehensive school reform plans must include coordination with school and community initiatives to ensure students receive adequate support and services necessary to be successful in school. Key elements of a successful plan include:

                        Coordination: Coordinate, negotiate, mediate, and make connections among nonprofits, schools and other partners (note: it is key to have a high level district coordinator).

                        Needs Assessment/Planning: Identify service needs, gaps and existing programs; examine and share relevant research; develop plans; provide training and support to build local capacity.

                        Communication: Engage wide range of stakeholders; communicate among families, school staff, external service providers and the wider community.

                        Accountability: Collect, maintain, analyze and disseminate data on programs and participants. Integrate with existing school data system.

                        Resource Development: Seek financial support for services through grant writing and other fundraising activities.

 

Research supports that community partnerships make a positive difference in student achievement, behavior and attendance, family involvement, and community engagement with public schools.

 

Connecticut’s Foundation for Building Partnerships

Connecticut has a number of programs that are foundational to creating community partnerships in schools. This includes the Connecticut Family Resource Center (FRC) program. Each FRC provides a practical foundation to assist both school and community in the evolution to become a full-service school. Supplementation to the current funding structure is needed to maximize the efficacy of the FRC role within education reform plans. Funding for a new FRC will be provided to Alliance Districts that include a strong plan for implementation of wrap-around services in their schools through community partnerships. To receive funding for a new FRC, Alliance Districts must submit an Expression of Interest.

School Based Health Centers (SBHC) are another foundational program existing in many Connecticut schools. SBHCs provide medical care and preventive and behavioral health services by a team of licensed interdisciplinary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

professionals with particular expertise in child/adolescent health. The SBHC team addresses and coordinates a broad spectrum of students’ physical, mental and behavioral health needs and medical needs. Optional preventive and restorative dental services may also be provided. New funding to establish and expand SBHCS in the Alliance Districts has been provided for FY 2013. Districts should include existing SBHCs in their plan for wrap-around services and the provision of health and mental health services in targeted schools. Information about new funding will be provided at a later date by the Department of Public Health.

In addition, districts are encouraged to build upon already existing community/school partnerships such as Coordinated School Health, Graustein Fund Discovery Communities, Community Transformation Grants, Pioneering Healthier Communities and others.

Suggested Resources

                        Children’s Aid Society, www.childrensaidsociety.org

                        Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership, www.communityschools.org

                        Communities in Schools, www.communitiesinschools.org

                        Connecticut State Department of Education:

Comprehensive Student Support Systems Framework, Secondary School Reform

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/ssreform/csss_essential_practices_framework.pdf

Guidelines for a Coordinated Approach to School Health

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2678&q=322666#Guidelines

SRBI Topical Brief 3 - Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI) Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child: Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Physical Health, as well as Academic Achievement in Connecticut's SRBI Process

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/curriculum/cali/topical_brief_3.pdf

                        Harvard Family Research Project, http://www.hfrp.org

                        Healthy ConneCTions, Connecticut State Department of Education, www.ct.gov/sde/healthyconneCTions

                        National Association for Family and Community Education, http://nafce.org/Page.aspx/17/home-overview.html

                        Schools of the 21st Century, Yale University, http://www.yale.edu/21C/index2.html

                        State Board of Education Position Statements:

Coordinated Approach to School Health http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/LIB/sde/pdf/board/csh_position_statement.pdf

Creating a Healthy Learning Environment that is Physically, Emotionally and Intellectually Safe http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/LIB/sde/pdf/board/Creating_Learning_Environment.pdf

Nutrition and Physical Activity

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/LIB/sde/pdf/board/nutrition_phys_activity.pdf

School-Family-Community Partnerships

http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/LIB/sde/pdf/board/SFCP.pdf

                        Youth Development Institute, Beacons and Out of School Time, http://ydinstitute.org/initiatives/beacons/index.html

 


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