Harvest America Entreprenurial Center offers assistance to Kansans who are starting a new business. Area offices located in Dodge City and Garden City offer on site services locally; or by phone or will travel to assist in remote locations. Services include use of computers and internet; development of business cards, written bids, invoices and other business and marketing tools. Bilingual staff in both locations tailor services to assist specific individual and business needs.
Program participants may also advertise their service at no cost on the website: www.KansansCan.org. For more information, contact the Program Director: Juanita Esquivel at 620-275-1619 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact one of the local offices: in Garden City: Joe Rios at 620-275-1619; or in Dodge City: Margaret Almeida at 620-227-7882.
Another service offered by Harvest America is uniting workers and people needing services. KansansCan.org is a website that unites workers and people needing services. Workers post their skills and experience, people needing workers can look for them on the website. All services are provided at no cost to participants, funded by a CSBG grant. Services are offered in English and Spanish. For information on this or other services offered, contact Harvest America Corporation, 116 East Chestnut; Suite 102, Garden City, KS 67846; 620-275-1619 or toll free 1-877-515-5150.
Raising a child can be a challenge, especially for parents who are experiencing pressures such as unemployment, illness or lack of parenting skills. Although many parents get the help they need, too many young families have nowhere to turn for support. Healthy Families Finney County is a program that assists new parents who are overburdened by stress factors. Healthy Families staff meet with the family regularly, usually once each week. This process begins during pregnancy and continues until the child is three to five years old. The home visitor offers the family information and emotional support in coping with the stress and challenges of parenting. Services are free to residents of Finney County. Healthy Familes Finney County is a prevention and community service program of Kansas Children's Service League. For more information contact Healthy Families Finney County, 705 Ballinger, Garden City, KS 67846 (620) 276-3232, ext. 1105, or visit their website at www.kcsl.org.
Kansas is part of the third cohort of states to receive SPF-SIG Grants from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services Addiction and Prevention Services (SRS-AAPS) Division of Strategic Development recently sub-granted fourteen planning grants to communities statewide, including the Community Health Coalition in Garden City, KS and Liberal Area Coalition for Families in Liberal, KS. Grants were awarded based on the prevalence of underage drinking in the area and on assessments of each coalitions' capacity to engage in a comprehensive planning process to then implement evidence-based strategies to reduce underage drinking. Individual community plans are to be submitted to SRS-AAPS in September, 2008. If approved, these coalitions will then receive additional grants over the next three years to implement their plan and to evaluate the effectiveness of their efforts. The goals of the SPF-SIG include:
Finnup Foundation Funds MRT in 2012-2013
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is recognized nationally as one of the best cognitive-behavioral programs. It was created for individuals with chronic substance abuse and criminal justice issues for whom other forms of correction proved ineffective. As a result, many of those who were cycling repeatedly through the criminal justice system have been able to break the cycle of addiction, crime and recidivism. MRT helps participants develop higher levels of moral reasoning and leads them to become more honest and more responsible. They learn to understand and appreciate themselves and others. Step by step, they learn to set and achieve goals toward a happier, healthier, more successful life.
Funding from the Finnup Foundation allows Seeds of Hope to provide MRT groups each week which started October 4, 2012. MRT meets on Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Center for Children and Families, 310 E. Walnut, Suite 202. For more information call Becky Upshaw at (620) 290-7916 or email email@example.com.
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Director Chris Bell and Consultant Becky Upshaw of the Southwest Kansas Regional Prevention Center presented information about the Kansas Strategic Prevention Framework (K-SPC), the Communities That Care Student Survey and upcoming Meade Coalition K-SPF activities at a community-wide meting on March 4, 2013.
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