Yesterday Charlotte got to hear a presentation from the Winnebago County Housing Authority and came back to share what she learned. These included-
- most people make it through the housing authority’s programs in about five years
- the housing authority serves people of all ages
- the housing authority is beginning a new initiative for foster youth who age out of care
- the Winnebago County Housing Authority and the Rockford Housing Authority are different entities
- the housing authority is currently seeking someone for its Board as a representative of Boone County
For more information see this page from their brochure or visit them at http://wchauthority.com/.
Consider these situations, given as examples of people in need of support in recovery, published at Elements Behavioral Health–
If you need help applying for All Kids in the local area you can go to either the Rockford, Belvidere, or Loves Park Crusader Clinics. For questions you can call (815) 490-1600.
From the Daily Hampshire Gazette–
“But the question I want to ask is not which impossible choice my abused neighbor should make. I want to ask: What can we do to prevent domestic violence, a public health crisis that strikes one in four American women and kills nearly 800 American women every year?
The mom in this news story has four children. Statistically, those children are at higher risk of being abused or becoming abusive, in part because experience suggests that it will be harder for them to identify the early warning signs of abuse – like extreme jealousy, controlling behavior, rigid adherence to gender stereotypes and a sense of entitlement.
We need to step up our domestic abuse prevention efforts in schools. Many of us talk to our own children about what makes a relationship healthy. But this is not enough. A public health crisis needs a public response. We invest in public education. We teach children how to read, to write, to analyze, to lead. But all of this effort can end up wasted if their lives are destroyed by domestic violence.”
This video, put together by a high school student, gives some insight into how many people are experiencing domestic violence in the United States-
Keep being brave and incredible, Fawn and Zayden. We’re rooting for you.
From the FFH website–
Today Boone County CASA had a table at the Farmer’s Market and Wellness Fair held on the campus of the Boone County Health Department. The fair was great, there was some awesome business and nonprofit presence, but it was hot…sweltering actually. And, this year, CASA didn’t have an awning.
However, the wonderful firefighters, who had put up their own awning, offered to share. Even though they had to deal with two emergencies while they were there, they still found time to help out the CASA ladies. So appreciated!
More and more people have been buying 50/50 raffle tickets, and the pot is growing every day. Have you bought yours yet? If not, you can stop into the office or head over to our link and pay online.