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Neighborhood Place partners offer Back to School events and free workshops in July

Friday July 6, 2012

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



Neighborhood Place partners offer Back to School events
and free workshops in July



Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville help to offer free, valuable events in July including a back-to-school health fair and resource fair, as well as a job skills workshop and parenting classes. To learn more about these events, 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.

July 11 and July 18, FREE Healthy Start Pre-Natal Classes at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Located at 4018 West Market Street. Call 485-7230 for more information.
At any stage of pregnancy pre-natal care information is vital. Join the Department of Public Health and Wellness Healthy Start program as it hosts a Basic Pre-Natal Care on July 11th and a Baby Safety, Feeding and Delivery on July 18th.

July 12, Job Skills Workshop from A-Z at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 am - 2 pm
Located at 3610 Bohne Avenue. Call 485-6710 for more information.
Help get answers on how to handle gaps in employment, a criminal record or lack of education.

July 14 and 21, Fatherhood University at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 9 am – 5 pm

Located at 4018 West Market Street. For more information: Contact Shawn Gardner at 502.356.7478 or at Shawn@2NOT1.org.
Fatherhood University offered by 2NOT1 Fatherhood and Families is a prevention and fatherhood program specifically designed for young males 14-24.

July 17, Money Habitudes Workshop at 810 Barret Neighborhood Place, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Located at the Urban Government Center at 810 Barret Avenue. Call 574-8026 by July 13th to reserve your spot to get assistance on figuring out where your money is going.

July 26, “Soaring to Healthy Heights” Back-to -School Event at Stuart Middle School, 9 am – 12 pm
Located at 4601Valley Station Road. Call 363-1424 for more information.
Free basic school supplies and backpacks will be distributed while supplies last (students must be present and families must attend a brief instructional to receive he free supplies.) Fun, games, prizes and resources will be offered for the entire family. South Jefferson Neighborhood Place is proud to partner with the area schools Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, the Kidz Club and other community agencies.

July 26, Back-to-School Health Fair at Newburg Church of Christ, 9 am – 1 pm
Located at 4700 East Indian Trail. Contact 962-3160 for more information.
Free physical examinations, immunizations, eye screenings, and dental screenings offered for children entering Kindergarten at any elementary school for the 2012/2013 school year.
First Neighborhood Place is pleased to help sponsor this event.

Visit one of eight Neighborhood Place locations throughout Louisville as a cooling relief center for those needing to get out of the heat, open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays). Thanks to the Louisville Water Company for generously donating water coolers and cups to each location. To find the site nearest you, call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000 or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/NeighborhoodPlace/.

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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.