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Those Who Can, For Those In Need

               
Newsletter #13 - April 2017
                                                             
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 Our Mission

Those Who Can for Those In Need, Inc., is a Winthrop-based non-profit linking the North Shore Community with Resources and Volunteer Opportunities in the areas of Elderly, Losing a Loved One, Children, Mental Health,  Disease and Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Veterans, Disabilities, LBGTQ, Low-Income, and Homelessness.

GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT
 
Happy Spring!

We are just a few weeks away from our 4th annual UpLift Yourself With Laughter fundraiser.  See more info below.  Remember “Laughter is the best medicine”.
Don’t forget to check out our You Tube channel.  We are always adding new things
If you know of an organization that they would like to join TWCFTIN, please send up their contact information.

And remember we will help you promote an event in our newsletter or on our social media sites, so please email them to us.

We are already planning our 6th annual Those Who Can, For Those In Need Life Issues Resource-Volunteer fair.  So please “save the date”, Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

All My Best,

Judie

 

 
In The Spotlight
Each issue of our newsletter will feature a local organization serving our community!
           
 
Established in late 2011, the Haven Project is filling a gap in services for services for homeless young adults north of Boston. Our mission is to equip and empower homeless young adults between the ages of 17-24 with the skills and support they need reach their potential. We do this in our drop in center in Lynn, MA where we provide basic needs and then through coaching, life skills classes and advocacy, we offer growth opportunities in employment, education, housing, and community.   We currently help 160 young adults each year. All of our funds are privately donated.

Please check out our website
www.havenproject.net and our café website at lothlynncoffee.com, and view our latest video at   https://vimeo.com/203153651
 
If this inspires you to learn more, please come to one of our monthly informational sessions. You can sign up on the website or by calling 781-913-5738.   Finally, if you choose to contribute to the Haven Project, you can do this on our website, or even supporting us by having a coffee or purchasing food at our social enterprise, Land of a Thousand Hills helps us provide services to this very vulnerable population.

44% of our operating costs are provided by donations of in-kind volunteer, space and supplies!  Please join us!
 
                                                            SUMMARY INFORMATION
Our drop in center is open 4-7 Tuesday- Friday. Programming includes:
Basic needs: Four days a week we provide a welcoming 800 square foot drop-in center in downtown Lynn adjacent to a transportation hub.  Here we assess and triage individual situations and provide a space for the youth to get off the street, relax and recover. Hot meals are provided and we have unrestricted access to a food pantry for youth to carry food out with them.  We offer showers, funds for transportation and identification, clothing, backpacks, and hygiene items. We help these young adults access health care, emergency phones and food stamps and we staff a 24-hour hotline to support youth in crisis.

Employment: We actively seek and advocate for appropriate job placements. We have partnerships with area businesses and our clients are fast tracked at the local temporary agencies.  Staff helps young adults with resume preparation, job searches, mock interviews, interview clothing and on-site volunteer opportunities. In January 2016 we opened a social enterprise, Land of a Thousand Hills which offers on-site jobs to our clients.

Housing: We help youth develop a viable list of temporary housing options and we facilitate this contact. If there are no viable short-term housing options, we place them in emergency shelters. If employed, we help them identify and negotiate a safe room to rent. In partnership with local housing agencies, we provide case management to young adults in high school so they are able to access housing subsidies. Ultimately, with employment and budgeting skills, youth obtain and support their housing needs.

Education: All participants are actively encouraged to obtain a high school diploma or a GED and learn how to communicate in English. We offer on-site GED Programs, online high school education; all supported with tutoring. Without basic educational credentials their ability to support themselves legally and safely is very limited. Staff helps with homework, test preparation, and ESL coursework. In addition, we partner with the Career Center, North Shore Community College, and the high schools to ensure our participants are fast-tracked for enrollment are accessing all of the financial aid available to them.

Community: Young adults are coached to develop appropriate social skills via workshops other program activities.  Hobbies, volunteer positions, church, and community events are promoted and supported to help develop the supportive community these young people need. Development of a supportive community is critical to sustainable long -term success and independence.
 
 

 
Spotlight on Board Member
Housing Families Inc. hosts legislative breakfast in Malden on March 8, 2017, Cary Havey, TWCFTN Board Member spoke about her own experience with eviction, and not being able to get emergency shelter due to the fact that she grossed above the criteria. She asked for the legislatures support for funding the RAFT program that she did qualify for to secure the first & security deposit for a new apartment.

 


Community Calendar
 



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Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

Location

The Irish American Club | 177 West Street, Malden

Contact Information

To find out more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at (781) 322-9119 ext. 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.n1uKpbK9.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

Location

The Irish American Club | 177 West Street, Malden

Contact Information

To find out more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at (781) 322-9119 ext. 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.n1uKpbK9.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

Location

The Irish American Club | 177 West Street, Malden

Contact Information

To find out more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at (781) 322-9119 ext. 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.n1uKpbK9.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

Location

The Irish American Club | 177 West Street, Malden

Contact Information

To find out more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at (781) 322-9119 ext. 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.n1uKpbK9.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

Location

The Irish American Club | 177 West Street, Malden

Contact Information

To find out more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at (781) 322-9119 ext. 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.n1uKpbK9.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.0q9UvTFk.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.0q9UvTFk.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.0q9UvTFk.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.0q9UvTFk.dpuf

Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.0q9UvTFk.dpuf
 





Stand with homeless families to make housing a priority for our elected officials this year!

The Legislative Breakfast is a powerful event that Housing Families hosts each year to advocate for broad and effective solutions to ending family homelessness.  The event provides the opportunity for homeless and formerly homeless families to share their stories with elected officials and the public. Please join us to hear their stories and learn what we can do to make a difference in our communities.

This event is free and open to the public. Light breakfast will be provided.

Location

The Irish American Club | 177 West Street, Malden

Contact Information

To find out more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Kelly at (781) 322-9119 ext. 115 or pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

- See more at: http://housingfamilies.org/event/15th-annual-legislative-breakfast/#sthash.n1uKpbK9.dpuf

Volunteer Opportunities

05/15/2017: Backpack Drive

Our annual backpack drive kicks off soon! Check back here for more details on May 15. :
https://housingfamilies.org/event/backpack-drive/
 
   
   

A Great Volunteer Opportunity: Circle Home, Inc. is a home health and hospice agency. We are seeking volunteers 18 years and up for a variety of needs from visiting and companionship, to special projects, to administrative support. We serve families in the Greater Lowell, Greater Lawrence and Southern New Hampshire areas. We provide extensive training, mentoring and support. Volunteers are asked to commit to 2-4 hours per week for a minimum of one year. For more information about the positions available and upcoming training sessions, please contact Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator at 978-459-9343 ext. 85825.



TMy Brother's Table located in Lynn is always accepting volunteers.  Great for families, community service hours or for anyone.  Please call 781-595-3224 for informationwww.mybrotherstable.org.


Children's Friend and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our mentors – like the individuals and families we serve – come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, watching a movie, cooking or just talking on the phone – when you take time out of your day to enrich the life of a child, you’re making a real difference. Our current program waitlist has 29 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit http://childrensfriend.net/services/youth-mentoring/ or contact Samantha Alves, Director of Youth Mentoring at salves@childrensfriend.net or call 978-219- 1528.

   
   
   

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If you have an upcoming event or need volunteers, please email the details to judie@twctin.org, and we'll include your info in our next issue!
 
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