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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Budgeting Classes and Informational Sessions in Shawnee

Thursday October 31, 2013

Media Contact: Debbie Belt, 574-6587/303-6167



Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Budgeting Classes at Several Locations, and Information Sessions about Shawnee Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts
An overview of Neighborhood Place video also released




Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for November which include several budgeting classes, three information sessions about major revitalization work being done in the Shawnee neighborhood, as well as a link to a new video highlighting the work at Neighborhood Place. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm .

Available immediately, “An Overview of Neighborhood Place Services” informational video
Recorded by Louisville Metro TV, this seven minute video highlights Neighborhood Place’s operations including staff and client interviews, as well as a list of the core services available at each location. Click here to view.

Three dates in November, “Shine on Shawnee” Informational Sessions at NorthWest Neighborhood Place
Mayor Greg Fischer gathered with staff from Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization (CSR) on Oct. 30th to launch the Shawnee Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan (NRSA). Dubbed “Shine on Shawnee”, the plan calls for renovating up to 115 homes over five years, as well as targeting economic development through CSR’s microbusiness program. Click here for the press release.
CSR is holding three informational sessions at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St., to describe the programs and services available to Shawnee residents and how they can apply:

Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Nov. 6, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 12, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Nov. 1 and 22, Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. Keep your blood pressure in check with a free blood pressure screening provided by the trained staff at Norton Healthcare.

Nov. 5 and 14, Free Financial Empowerment and Economic Development Workshops at First Neighborhood Place, 5:30-6:30 p.m. both dates.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. Call 584-1254 for more information. Join the Legal Aid Society on Nov. 5th to discuss the topic Identity Theft and Credit Reporting and on Nov. 14th for information about Bankruptcy.

Nov. 9 and 16, "CHAMPS! Camp" (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services) at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 8 – 5:30 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Call 962.3175 for an information packet to register. CHAMPS! Camp is a two-day training camp which provides youth ages 14-19 years old (males and females) the opportunity to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study and learn more about healthy relationships. Youth are provided breakfast and lunch each day as well as incentives including a $75 VISA gift card on Day Two. Sponsored by the University of Louisville Kent School and the Office of Adolescent Health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nov. 13 and 27, PACT in Action Teen Dating Violence Prevention Efforts with Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 5 - 7 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. For more information, call or text 438-TEEN (8336). PACT in Action, developed for teens by teens, aims to mobilize youth in the 40210 zip code to reduce the incidence of domestic violence by 10 percent by the year 2020. Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to attend.

Nov. 12 and Nov. 19, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at two Neighborhood Place locations.
RSVP required by calling 439-9463. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting these educational baby showers to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a baby tote bag filled with baby items and a gas/gift card.

Nov. 12 at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 2- 4 p.m.
Nov. 19 at First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 2- 4 p.m.

Nov. 14, Shopping Matters Supermarket Tour at First Choice Market, 1 – 3 p.m.
Located at 3036 Wilson Ave. Please call 485-6145 to register in order to receive a gift card. Sponsored by Dare to Care and Ujima Neighborhood Place, learn how to save money at the store and how to buy healthy foods to feed your family.

Nov. 19, Holiday Spending workshop at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6- 7 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohn Ave. Call 485-6145 to register. Learn how to take control of your holiday spending and avoid busting your budget from the experts with Apprisen. Enter into a Thanksgiving basket drawing.

Nov. 21, A Lunch Money Series at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 12 - 1 p.m.
Located at at 4018 W. Market Street. Call 485-7230 for more information. The Lunch Money Series is a quarterly financial empowering workshop geared to provide essential information for families to learn essential money management skills and to build financial wealth. Sponsored and facilitated by Fifth Third Bank.

Nov. 21, Customer Appreciation Day at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohn Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Spend time getting to know staff from Ujima and enjoy some coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate and cookies.

Nov. 21, Budgeting for the Holidays seminar. Hosted by Cane Run Neighborhood Place at Farnsley Middle School, 3 - 4 p.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. Staff from Community Services and Revitalization and Reach Corps will help middle school kids learn how to budget for the holidays, tips on purchasing gifts for family and friends, and basic budgeting skills.

Nov. 21, Energy Management workshop at Ujima Neighborhood Place. 11 a.m.
Located at 3610 Bohn Ave. Call 485-6145 to register. Project Warm will teach participants ways to lower their energy bills. Free supplies will be provided.


About Neighborhood Place

Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Revitalization and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties -- provide one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.



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