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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 610-707-1494.
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.
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.
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