Tuesday October 18, 2011
Debbie Belt, 574-6587
Phil Miller, 574-1901
2011 Neighborhood Place Annual Day
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 helping. More than 350 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend the Neighborhood Place Annual Day, Oct. 19 at the Fern Valley Conference Center.
This year’s theme “Mission Possible" reflects the goals of the conference to 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 are 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 domestic violence, health care reform, customer service, team building, stress management, asset building/wealth protection, crimes against senior citizens, racial bias/racial disparities, and many more topics will be offered at the conference.
During lunch, Mayor Greg Fischer will share remarks about how the mission of Neighborhood Place ties into his vision for a more compassionate Louisville. Other speakers include Dr. Donna Hargens, Superintendent of JCPS, Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, and Commissioner Pat Wilson with the Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services.
Exhibitors include Bank On Louisville, the Family Economic Success program as well as a variety of clothing and jewelry vendors to add in some fun.
“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 MetroCall at 311. For more information about Neighborhood Place Annual Day, contact Michele Bright at 574-4516.