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Neighborhood Place partners to provide workshops on drug and violence prevention

Wednesday September 5, 2012

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



Neighborhood Place Partners to Provide Workshops on Drug and Violence Prevention and Other Valuable Resources




Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will help to offer free, valuable events in September including a teen dating violence prevention program, a town hall meeting on how to recognize a meth lab, as well as a re-stock festival for school supplies and classes on baby safety. 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.

PACT in Action Teen Dating Violence Prevention Efforts with Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place
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 one of the upcoming meetings in September:
Sept. 12, 19, and 26, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 4- 6 p.m. Call 438-TEEN (8336) for more information or visit www.pactinaction.org.
Join the Pact in Action Launch Party tonight, Sept. 5 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Sept. 12 & 19, Prenatal Classes at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market St. Call 574-6661 for more information.
Prepare for your baby with these free classes about baby safety, feeding as well as labor and delivery. Sponsored by Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and everyone is welcome.

Town Hall Meetings on "How to Recognize a Meth Lab in Your Neighborhood"
For more information, contact Dodie Huff-Fletcher at 439-9599 or dhuff@sevencounties.org.
Sept. 18, Okolona Christian Church, 10801 Faithful Way, 7-8 p.m.
Sept. 20, Fairdale Library, 10620 W. Manslick Rd., 7-8 p.m.
Sept. 25, Southwest Govt. Ctr., 7219 Dixie Hwy, 7-8 p.m.
Sponsored by Louisville Metro Alliance for Youth, South Jefferson Community Partnership and Louisville Metro Police Department.

A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower (offered at the two Neighborhood Place locations listed below):
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. Contact 439-4591 or jengle@sevencounties.org to RSVP or for more information.
Sept. 18, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 3410 Lees Ln., 2- 4 p.m.
Sept. 27, First Neighborhood Place at T.J. Middle School, 1503 Rangeland Rd. 3-5 p.m.

Sept. 19, Lunch Money Financial Series at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 12 – 1 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market St. To RSVP, call 485-7232 for more information.
Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, this free workshop will provide information about retirement planning and investing and is open to the public.

Sept. 25, Autumn Re-Stock Festival at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 5- 7 p.m.
Located at DuValle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 for more information.
With school back in session for several weeks, Neighborhood Place Ujima is hosting this event to help families restock school supplies, and to highlight the broad range of resources in our community.


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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.