Monthly Archives: September 2015

Funding and Family Connections – Free Housing Forums

Family Connections                                                                                                                      Do you know a child that needs help with math? Free assistance and no registration required, http://www.mathplanet.com/home SB10065229A-001

For information on backpack safety, visit: https://www.healthvchildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-play/Pages/Back pack-Safety.aspx

Concerned about arguments among family members? Find out what is normal: https://www.healthychildren.orq/EngIish /family-1ife/family-dynamics/Pages/Family-Arguments.aspx

Never Settle For Less” Young Mother’s Program is a series of free workshops. Beginning in Sep­tember 2015, these workshops will be held at 2 locations: The Lighthouse Cathedral, on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5-7 (free dinner from 5-5:30) and Kingdom Life Fellowship Pittsburgh on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30-6:00 (free dinner from 6-6:30). For more informa­tion or to register call 412-5 3 5-1969 or 412-818-3225.

Fathers Matter is a group whose mission is to promote healthy and successful families by equipp­ing, supporting and inspiring fathers to be actively involved in all phases of their children’s lives while creating a legacy of positive memories. For more information, contact Casey Jones at: bps46l@msn.com or by calling 610-707-1494.

Senior Connections
For resources to help keep older adults safe and independent, visit http://www.MakinqHomeSaferforSeniors.com.

Research shows that falls are the leading reason why seniors end up in the hospital. Check out the falls video at: http://PreventSeniorHospitalization.com.

Supportive Connections
Disability.gov has developed a series of 14 guides about topics such as disability benefits, housing assistance, job training programs, and financial help for families with low incomes.
Other guides cover services that promote independence for people with disabilities such as home health care, programs for caregivers, assistive technology, and more.

Affordable housing developers and service providers have made great strides in decreasing veteran homelessness and creating the homes and structures military veterans need. This toolkit provides housing developers, managers, social service providers, advocates and others with effective ways of communicating about veterans’ affordable housing needs and solutions with three audiences:               com­munity members, policy makers and veterans themselves. http://hub.nhc.org/toolkit/veterans­-toolkit

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is launching a voting video in partnership with the National Disability Rights Network, The Advocacy Center of Louisiana, Disability Rights New York and Disability Rights Washington. Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and its partners are sharing this video to inform voters with disabilities of their rights, and to encourage people with disabilities to get out and vote. In order to achieve full inclusion of people with disabilities in the democratic process, it is important to spread this message! Please share this new video with others, nd learn more about your voting rights at http://www.rootedinriqhts.org/disabilityvote

National Suicide Prevention Day, September 1Oth. Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year worldwide, although the exact number is unknown due to underreporting and stigma. This year’s theme is “Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives,” focusing on the role that offering support plays in preventing suicide. Official site of World Suicide Prevention Day https://www.iasp.info/wspd/. Warning signs and risk factors, trainings, and resources, available at http://www.suicidoloqy.org/about-aas/national-suicide-prevention-week

The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self-Determination, a webinar will be held September 22, 2015, 2:00 PM. Presenters David Godfrey of the American Bar Association and Jonathan Martinis of Quality Trust for People with Disabilities, will address the signs of abuse, neglect (including self­ neglect), and exploitation. Click here to register for the webinar, which is sponsored by the Na­tional Legal Resource Center.

Funding Connections

Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. They offer full and partial grants to nonprofit causes or organizations (501 c3s, food banks, com­munity gardens, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food gar­den projects that are of general benefit to their community. Applications for the 2016 grant cycle are now being accepted. The application deadline for the 2016 grant cycle is 5 pm East­ern Time, Friday January 8, 2016. Learn more about this opportunity at http://kqi.org/qrants

The Home Depot Foundation is looking for proposals for rural veteran housing projects.
Awards will go to nonprofits, and housing authorities serving veterans at or below 80% of area median income in rural areas. Projects may be new construction or rehab, temporary or permanent housing, in progress or beginning within 12 months. Concept papers are due October 30. Contact
Shonterria Charleston, Housing Assistance Council, 404-892-4824.

Grants of up to $3000 to address community improvement projects throughout the United States. For more information visit: http://penn sylvania.grantwatch.com /grant/126248/grants-to-address-community-improvement-projects-throughout-the-united-states.htmI

Funding and Training Connections

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Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International. They offer full and partial grants to nonprofit causes or organizations (501 c3s, food banks, com­munity gardens, prisons, senior programs, etc.) interested in starting or expanding food gar­den projects that are of general benefit to their community. Applications for the 2016 grant cycle
are now being accepted. The application deadline for the 2016 grant cycle is 5 pm East­ern Time, Friday January 8, 2016. Learn more about this opportunity at http://kqi.org/qrants

The Home Depot Foundation is looking for proposals for rural veteran housing projects. Awards will go to nonprofits, and housing authorities serving veterans at or below 80% of area me­dian income in rural areas. Projects may be new construction or rehab, temporary or permanent housing, in progress or beginning within 1 2 months. Concept papers are due October 30. Contact
Shonterria Charleston, Housing Assistance Council, 404-892-4824.

Grants of up to $3000 to address community improvement projects throughout the United States.
For more information visit:                                                                                                     http://penn sylvania.grantwatch.com /grant/1 262 48/grants-to-address­ com m unity-improvement-projects-through out-the-united-states.htmI

Training Connections

Sept. 9: HUD Multifamily Affordable Housing Preservation Clinic in NYC on September 9, 201 5 for owners of Section 202 and 236 projects. This one-day session will focus on guiding owners of Sec­tion 202 and Section 236 properties to develop a roadmap to preserve long-term affordability and improve their properties. Registration is required. Go to the HUD Exchange Training and Events Page and click “Register Now.”

Sept. 11: HUD, Multifamily Homeless Placement Discussion and Awards program invites Owners and Management Agents of Multifamily Properties in Eastern Pennsylvania to learn about multifam­ily homeless preference program on Sept. 11, 201 5, 9:30 AM – noon, at HUD’s Philadelphia Re­gional Office. This event will help owners and agents learn ways to provide housing for veterans. Registration at 9 AM.

Sept. 18: PennDel AHMA presents a luncheon and business meeting, “Landlord Tenant Laws: What Has Changed Over the Last Year.” The session will be held at the Hilton in Philadelphia with regis­tration beginning at 11 :30 am. For more information, visit http://penndelahma.org/9-18-201 5-info.html

Sep 22: Cumberland County Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) Housing Seminar will be held at the Capital Area Christian Church 1 775 Lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. Please contact kcraw­ford@ccpa.net for details

Sept. 2 5: Cumberland County Link Cross Training will hold a session on Energy Assistance and Cri­sis Assistance Services at the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, 145 S. Hanover St, Carlisle from 9:30AM-11 :OOAM.

Sept. 30: PA Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition providing workshop on “Aging, Mental Health, and Chronic Illness”, September 30, 2015, at the Giant Community Center, 2300 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA. Cost: $75, CEU applications are approved for Licensed Social Workers.
Registration and detaiIs at http://www.olderoa.orq/event-1 8 3 05 59CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=9/2 5/201 5

Oct. 2: Aging and HIV: Prevention, Care Treatment, Cure & Hepatitis C, a free Forum, will be held on October 2, 2015 at Drexel University. Registration & breakfast begins at 8:30am and lecture time is 1 O:OOam-1:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited…to reserve your seat call
(888)266-2827 or email to: register@natap.org

Oct. 15-16: The PAHMA Fall Conference, “Hats off to Housing,” will be held at the Seven Springs Resort in Champion, PA. Topics include: HUD updates, maintenance, LIHTC, and more. For more information and to register, visit http://www.pah ma.orq/education-eve nts/pah ma-fall-conferenee­ training/

Various: SAGE is offering a number of upcoming webinars as part of their Housing Initiative. For a Iist of avaiIable webinars, visit  http: //blog.sageusa.org/blog/2 015/06/lets-talk-about-lgbt-elder­ housing.html

Various: The Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon LINK will be holding 3 cross-training meetings in the month of September. Information regarding each meeting can be found at: http://berkslancasterlebanonIink.org

Various: Home Instead Senior Care Network in cooperation with the American Society on Aging of­fers free web conferences and free CEUs. For more information and to complete the required pre­ registration, go to: http://www.CaregiverStress.com/ProfessionaiEducation. When you
register, you do not have to put in your credit card information to participate.