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Safety Net Alliance

General Meeting

 Wednesday,June 15th, 2016

12:00-1:30 PM

 St. John's United Church of Christ

415 Park Avenue

Newport, KY. 41071

 Lunch will be provided by

The Butler Foundation and Brighton Center

 

 

 

The Safety Net Alliance of Northern Kentucky was established

to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of safety net services provided to Northern Kentuckians in need.  

The collaborative includes large and small non-profit and faith-based organizations, public agencies, educational institutions, and funders.

 

 


  • Grants Available!

    WellCare Health Plans, Inc. will award $20,000 in micro-grants to support Kentucky social service organizations that address care gaps in transportation, substance use disorder, and pregnancy related support services. Nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organizations that offer services in these areas are encouraged to apply. The micro-grants will be awarded in denominations of $500, $1,000 and $1,500. The RFP portal is available to apply for grants, interested and applicable organizations can visithttp://www.thecommunitycommitment.org/micro-grant-request-submission  Granting applications are accepted for a period of 30 days from May 5, 2016-June 5, 2016. Applicants must answer all of the questions in the portal in order to be considered. Awardees will be notified both over the phone and in writing if they have been selected to receive a grant. For additional information or questions regarding the online grant submission process, please contact Christina Hamilton at(502) 253-5140 or christina.hamilton@wellcare.com

     


  • Family Promise Reopening

    Family Promise of Northern Kentucky is restarting.

    The organization, which provides homeless families temporary shelter in church buildings while helping them to find permanent housing will be opening soon. It closed in 2014 when it was unable to maintain sufficient funding.

    Family Promise has been the only organization in the region that enables homeless families with men and teen boys to remain together while they worked toward a permanent housing solution. Some organizations serving the homeless won’t accept men or older male teen in their shelters, others accept men exclusively.

    That makes it especially tough because families confronted with homelessness have to deal with being split up as well, said Denise Strait, whose family was helped by the program in 2013. Before they found Family Promise, Denise and her teen daughter, Emily, wound up in one shelter and her husband, Randall, in another.

    “In hard times, families should be together,” Denise said. “During the time we were apart, Emily was constantly worrying about her dad."

    Faith congregations can participate in one of two ways, as host churches or support churches. Host churches shelter families in their buildings. Support churches provide meals, volunteers and other assistance. Host churches provide shelter for one week at a time in a rotation with other congregations. If there are 13 host churches, for example, a congregation would host once every 13 weeks, or four times a year. Support churches help when the host church to which they are assigned is providing shelter.

    On a typical day for a host church, families are transported in a Family Promise van to the church in late afternoon, eat dinner there, and have evening activities with volunteers.  Families spend the night there, and eat breakfast there the next morning. The van then transports them to the Family Promise Day Center, where they collaborate with a caseworker on finding permanent housing. The caseworker also helps the family with employment and other issues, if needed.

    Currently, Family Promise has eight host churches committed to the program.

    The board of trustees that has been overseeing the revival effort is “is very much alive and excited about opening in 2016,” said Tom Yocum, a Fort Thomas attorney who is chairing the group. “We are committed to re-establishing the program and determined to continue serving families who are experiencing homelessness.”

    Among the group’s other goals is to recruit additional board members, recruit 13 host congregations, identify an appropriate space and for a day center and secure it.

    Nationally, Family Promise has 142 affiliates that served 3,817 homeless families in 2014. More than 75% of them achieved transitional or permanent housing through the program.

    Ways to help Family Promise of Northern Kentucky

    • Become a host or support church. Contact David Roeding at 513-479-5163 or dhroeding@fuse.net.
    • Make a financial contribution or encourage your church to do so. Donations may be made via PayPal at www.henryhoseahouse.com.
    • Volunteer with the group that is working to restart Family Promise. Contact:NKYfamilypromise@gmail.com for more information.

  • Good News Feed

    Why a Good News Feed?

    This Feed is a platform to celebrate the achievements of our Partner Agencies! The goal is to build community by honoring Partner successes, while supplementing the work of the SNA Impact and Marketing Committee.

    How do I share my good news?

    Email nkysafetynet@gmail.com

    What can be shared?

    Anything that benefits the work of Safety Net Alliance Partners. This includes: promotions, new programs, client successes (with no identifying info), SNA Committee accomplishments, press releases about our Partner Agencies, changes in legislation that support SNA Partner Agencies. If you are sharing a client success, please keep that individual's privacy in mind and make sure not to include identifying information.

    Any particular format?

    Include a headline, and 2-4 sentences about your good news. This should be brief, but can include links to flyers or web pages elsewhere that give more details. 

    How is this different than an Alert?

    The Good News Feed is a location on the site that is solely dedicated to Partner successes. Alerts can contain any kind of information, but this Feed's function is to publicly shine a light on you and your work!

    Photograph Disclaimer

    Safety Net Alliance of Northern Kentucky values the privacy concerns of its Members.  If you object to your image appearing on a photo displayed on this site, please email us and we ill remove it as quickly as possible.  

     

    Enjoy the Good News!

    -The Safety Net Alliance Website Committee



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