Tuesday October 23, 2012
Debbie Belt, 574-6587/303- 6167
Phil Miller, 574-1901
2012 Neighborhood Place Annual Day
"Carrying the Torch: Cultivating Winners"
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. More than 350 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend the Neighborhood Place Annual Day, Oct. 24 at the Fern Valley Conference Center.
This year’s theme “Carrying the Torch: Cultivating Winners" celebrates the helping spirit in each of the front line staff that serve clients, especially during challenging economic times when the demand for services increases. On this day, the conference will provide 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.
Held for more than 10 years, the Neighborhood Place Annual Day gathers 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 universal health precautions, customer service, gang violence awareness, substance abuse intervention, prevention strategies against bedbugs, student assignment plan and many more topics will be offered at the conference.
During lunch, Virginia Peck, Community Services and Revitalization’s Director will share remarks about how the mission of Neighborhood Place ties into the vision for a more compassionate Louisville. Other speakers from the partnership will share remarks as well.
“As in years past, we anticipate a day full of good and useful information,” said Cassandra Miller, Program Manager for the Neighborhood Place. “It is wonderful that we can extend this opportunity for fellowship with colleagues and provide the chance to gather new resources to help meet the challenging needs of the families we serve."
Each year, more than 200,000 requests for services are made in Jefferson County at Neighborhood Place. To find a Neighborhood Place in your area, please call Metro Call at 311. For more information about Neighborhood Place Annual Day, contact Michele Bright at 574-4516.