Friday October 25, 2013
2013 Neighborhood Place Annual Day and 20th Anniversary Celebration
One-stop centers mark 20 years of helping families in need
Neighborhood Place, Louisville’s award-winning model of providing services to citizens, will have its “Annual Day” conference to celebrate accomplishments and explore new ideas for providing assistance. Nearly 400 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend Oct. 25, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Neighborhood Place, reflected in the theme "Neighborhood Place Goes Platinum: Celebrating 20 Years". Participants will receive a “red carpet” experience complete with an “Emmy Award Salute” to each Neighborhood Place location. The conference also provides participants with new tools that support the Neighborhood Place mission, recharge Neighborhood Place staff to better serve the growing needs of the community, and allow opportunities for networking and skill-building.
For more than 10 years, the Neighborhood Place Annual Day has brought together service providers from Louisville’s eight Neighborhood Place locations and staff members from partnering agencies including the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Department of Community Based Services, Seven County Services, Family and Children First and Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization.
A major highlight of the event is the dynamic workshops that promote the Neighborhood Place model of providing blended and accessible health, education, employment, and human services that support children and families in their progress toward self-sufficiency. Workshops focusing on Child Abuse Prevention, Stress Management, the Affordable Care Act/ Kentucky's Health Benefit Exchange, Living Healthier Lives, Racial Healing, Cyber Bullying and many more topics will be offered.
Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson will provide remarks at the afternoon plenary session highlighting Neighborhood Place’s rich history of moving the "one-stop" multi-service center vision into a reality. In November 1993, First Neighborhood Place at 1503 Rangeland Road opened as the pilot, and today eight Neighborhood Places, along with two satellite sites, bring together staff from multiple agencies in one readily accessible location.
“As in years past, we anticipate a day full of useful information,” said Cassandra Miller, Program Manager for Neighborhood Place. “Community resources for at risk people are decreasing, yet the demand for services continues to rise. Neighborhood Place Annual Day provides additional opportunities for Neighborhood Place partners to learn together new community initiatives and resources for the families we serve.”
Each year, more than 200,000 requests for services are made in Louisville’s Neighborhood Places. To find a Neighborhood Place in your area, call Metro Call at 311. For more information about Neighborhood Place Annual Day, contact Michele Bright at 502/574-4516.