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Visit to Johnson Park Center, Utica, NY May 29, 2014 Rapid Response Workgroup 167 Polk Street, Suite 320 Watertown, New York 13601 Voice: 315-788-4660.

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1 Visit to Johnson Park Center, Utica, NY May 29, 2014 Rapid Response Workgroup 167 Polk Street, Suite 320 Watertown, New York Voice: Fax:

2 Based on the ABC Principles  A – Accountability  B – Boundaries  C - Commitment

3 Brief History  Founded in September 1995 by Reverend Maria Scates  Volunteer driven  Dedicated to serve  Youth  Families  Homeless  Ex-offenders  People in recovery

4 Join Positive Change  Community Development  Special Needs Housing  Nutrition  Recreation  Mentoring and Advocacy

5 Community Development  Renovation of properties  Creation of a Youth Center  Playground  Basketball court  Community garden  Food pantry

6 Youth Drop-In Center and Feeding Program  Open to all children – year round  Positive, safe environment  Nutritious meals served every day  Homework help  Literacy classes  Technology training  Life skills and self-esteem building activities  Structured recreation

7 Youth Voice Initiative  Trains young people ages 9 to 16 to speak up  Be leaders  Be positive role models  Resist crime and violence  Stay substance free

8 Permanent Supportive Housing  Permanent Supportive Housing  Recovering from behavioral and mental health disabilities  Rebuild the families  Preparation to re-enter the workforce

9 Family Emergency Shelter  Traditional and non-traditional low- income families regardless of their composition

10 Nutrition  Community Food Pantry  Community Garden

11 Mentoring and Advocacy  Pre- and Post-Employment Mentoring, Training, and Support Services for Ex- Offenders  Resume writing  Searching and applying for jobs  Preparing for interviews  Obtaining appropriate work attire  Ongoing coaching and support


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