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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Valuable Events and Services in December

Monday December 3, 2012

Media Contact: Debbie Belt, 574-6587 (office)
303-6167 (cell)

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer
Valuable Events and Services in December

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer valuable events and services in December including a financial management workshop for the holidays, two educational baby showers, an event with low/no-cost health screenings, and on-line registration assistance for Jefferson County Public Schools. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit

Dec. 4, Energy Management Workshop at Neighborhood Place Ujima at 11 a.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Avenue. Call 485-6712 to register.
Participants will receive free weatherization kits (i.e. plastic, tape, etc.) and learn “do-it-yourself” energy-saving tips.

Dec. 6, Protect Yourself against Holiday Identity Theft at Northwest Neighborhood Place at 12 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market St. Call 485-7230 for more information.
This workshop is the final in the 2012 Financial Lunch Money Series and is supported as part of a community collaboration with Fifth Third Bank.

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 and a gas/gift card Contact 439-4591 to RSVP, or Erin Boyd at 574-5498 at 810 Barret Neighborhood Place and Elizabeth Boyd at 485-7135 at South Central Neighborhood Place.
Dec. 11, 810 Neighborhood Place at Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Ave., 2-4 p.m.
Dec. 18, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 2-4 p.m.

Dec. 12, “Supermarket Tour” sponsored by Neighborhood Place Ujima and Dare to Care, 1-3 p.m.
Space is very limited for this Shopping Matters for Adults guided tour at a local supermarket. Registration required so please call 485-6491 or 485-6702.
Learn how to save money, how to buy healthy foods to feed your family and how to stick to your budget. You will also receive a free $10 gift card to the grocery store, a free workbook full of tasty recipes and simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods, and a free shopping bag.

Dec. 14, Low/no-cost health screenings at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. For more information, e-mail or call 899-6842.
Norton Healthcare will offer mammograms and Pap smears for women over 40, blood pressure and cardiovascular risk assessments for men and women over age 21 and information and referrals to resources to help you quit smoking for good. Some restrictions may apply.

Dec. 17, “Ideas To Avoid Holiday Stress” at Neighborhood Place Ujima at 6 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Avenue. Call 485-6712 to register.
This workshop will focus on financial planning for the holidays to help avoid stress. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket including goodies for a holiday meal.

Dec. 28, "Collective Work and Responsibility" at Neighborhood Place Ujima, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Avenue. Call 485-6712 for more information.
Celebrating the 3rd day of Kwanzaa "Ujima", gather for a mid-morning snack and to offer ideas for collectively working within our community.

Four Neighborhood Place locations will continue offering on-line assistance for Jefferson County Public Schools' (JCPS) registration for the 2013-14 school year.
The following sites will be providing this service now through Jan. 11, 2013, excluding holidays. Call 485-6250 or visit for more information:

Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 3410 Lees Ln.
Wed. 8 – 4 p.m.; Tues. 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd.
Tues, 8 – 11 a.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St.
Wed., 8 – 11 a.m.; Thurs., 8 – 11 a.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
South Jefferson Neighborhood Place @ Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Hwy.
Mon, 8 – 11 a.m.; Tues, 8 – 11 a.m.
Elementary, Middle and High-School students who are incoming kindergarteners, have moved, students new to the district, and any student interested in an optional program, magnet program, magnet school or a high school career theme may apply. Families who do not have internet access will now be able to go to a variety of community based sites in order to register their children for school, including the four Neighborhood Place locations listed above.

Neighborhood Place helps to spread holiday cheer for hundreds of families and children.

  • First Neighborhood Place at 1503 Rangeland Road will distribute over 200 toys to children of families who have been identified by case workers at that location as in need of assistance for the holidays. This event will take place on December 19th and is made possible by the generosity of the employees of General Electric, who chose this cause for their 2012 Toy Drive.
  • Cane Run Neighborhood Place at 3410 Lees Lane will be hosting a coat/hat/glove distribution the week of December 3-7 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (while supplies last) for individuals in need in that area. This event is made possible by the support of Farnsley Community Middle School for assisting in the collection of new and gently used items to donate.
  • All Neighborhood Place locations have joined forces with staff from Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization to raise funds for the Annual Holiday Line, similar to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree. Agency case workers have identified more than 20 families, with 66 individuals within the families, who will benefit from the gifts and necessities that this campaign will provide.

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.