Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Multiple Services in September

August 29, 2014

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

Chris Poynter,
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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Career Readiness Training, Healthy Cooking Workshops and Much More in September

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in September including career-readiness training for women, two youth empowerment series, several healthy cooking classes, credit and debt counseling plus much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Each Tues. and Thurs., Sept. 2 through Oct. 30 - Dress for Success Going Places Network at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Located at 4018 W. Market St. Contact Valerie Daugherty at 584-8050 or at [email protected] to register. Going Places Network is an eight-week career readiness training program designed to help unemployed and under-employed women gain confidence and build critical skills, partnered with health wellness, to encourage a healthy work-life balance. All participants are provided professional attire, access to community resources, vision board creation, health and fitness information, financial fitness information, mock interviews, and resume/cover letter assistance by high level human resource recruiters and hiring managers. Sessions include identifying employment/career goals, transferable job skills, ?Putting Your Best Face Forward,? elevator speeches, social media training, and one-on-one coaching in a supportive and healing environment. Space is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. Sponsored by Dress for Success Louisville in partnership with Shawnee Christian Health Care Center and NorthWest Neighborhood Place.

Each Tues., Meditation at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Join Emma for NAAM Therapies a joyful meditative experience using sound and breathing to uplift and elevate the body at its deepest cellular level. Be prepared to be inspired educated, rejuvenated and lifted into the universal vibrations of love, peace and light.

Each Wed., Shawnee Library Outreach at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. ? 1 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Children and adults will have an opportunity to check out books, apply for library cards and learn more about programs sponsored Louisville Free Public Library.

Sept. 4, Library Outreach at South Central Neighborhood Place, 12 - 2 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 for more information. Families will have an opportunity to apply for library cards, check out books and learn more about local programs sponsored by the Iroquois Branch Library and others Library programs citywide.

Each Thurs., Sept. 4 through Oct. 30 ? Healing Young People Thru Empowerment ?H.Y.P.E.? at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 4- 5 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP required by calling 574-7303. H.Y.P.E. (Healing Young People thru Empowerment) is a course designed to educate, heal, and inspire today?s youth using Hip Hop music. In this program, youth participants ages 12 to 17 will be exposed to conflict management, violence prevention, peer pressure and other life skills. Space is limited to the first 25 participants.

Bi-monthly on 2nd and 4th Mondays; Sept. 8 through Dec. 8 - Wonder Girls (Youth Empowerment) at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 3 ? 5 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP required by calling 569-2344. The Wonder Girls program, designed for girls in 4th ? 8th grades, provides resources and prevention education that help to build self-esteem and empower young women to make healthy choices. The event is sponsored by the County Extension for 4-H Youth Development.

Each Tues., Sept. 9 - Dec. 2, Cooper Clayton Stop Smoking Class at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6 -7 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. To register, call 574-STOP (7867) or e-mail [email protected] Learn how to break the smoking habit. This program provides 13 weekly, one-hour sessions that include education, skills training, group support, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). NRT approved for these classes are Nicoderm CQ patches, Nicorette Gum or Nicorette Lozenges. Sponsored by Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Sept. 9, Credit and Debt Counseling at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 1:30 ? 3 p.m.

Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Contact 485-6826 for information. Learn how to manage your credit and debt, and determine the real cost of debt. Sponsored by Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Apprisen.

Sept. 11, CHAMPS Data Daze at South Central Neighborhood Place, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Contact 694-2267 for more information or inquiries. All participants who completed the CHAMPS program at Iroquois High School in March of this year are invited to this follow-up survey session.

Sept. 15 - 26, Community Sock Drive at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Call 485-6826 for information. Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Farnsley Community Middle School are collecting socks to donate to Louisville Metro RSVP?s Men & Women?s Sock Drive for the 2014 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down. This year?s event will include a compassionate foot-washing outreach for [many homeless individuals who have issues with their feet due to diabetes, frostbite and other exposure issues.

Sept. 15, CHAMPS Data Daze at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Contact 694-2267 for more information or inquiries. All participants who completed the CHAMPS program at Ujima Neighborhood Place in Sept. 2013 are invited to complete this one-year follow-up survey session.

Sept. 16, Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1- 3 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP required by calling 439-9462. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting this educational baby shower to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a colorful diaper tote bag filled with baby items such as a blanket, bottle, wash cloth and a gas/gift card. Fathers welcome but must be registered.

Each Wed., Sept. 17 through Oct. 15 - Cooking Matters Cooking and Nutritional Series at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1 - 3 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP by calling 634-6057. This six-week cooking series hosted by Dare to Care Food Bank will help participants learn how to prepare healthier recipes. Participants will also receive grocery items to prepare the recipes at home, a workbook full of tasty recipes, simple cost tips, and a gift after completing the course.

Sept. 18, Making the Most of Your Income at South Central Neighborhood Place, 1 - 3 p.m.

Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7135 for more information and to reserve your spot. Participants will learn the elements of a spending plan, their money personality, saving tips and what to do when finances don?t balance.

Sept. 18, Kitchen Table Conversations at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. - noon

Located at 4018 W. Market St. For additional information, please call 458-6429. This monthly ?Grandparents as Parents? support group, facilitated by Helen Denies of Spalding University, will provide engaging conversation and community information and resources. Light refreshments will be served.

Sept. 23, Healthy Cooking at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1? 3 p.m.

Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP by calling 634-6057 and for more information. All are invited to learn how to use nutritious, low-cost ingredients plus tips on food resource management in this healthy cooking workshop provided by the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

Sept. 23, Autumn Resource Fair at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Celebrate the second day of fall at Ujima Neighborhood Place with games, face painting, arts and crafts and receive resource information from several social service agencies.

Sept. 24, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren at Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 1 ? 2 p.m.

Located at 3410 Lees Ln. Call 485-6811 for more information. This resource/support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month to focus on the unique issues that caregivers may have raising younger children. Aunts/uncles or anyone raising their grandchildren are welcome to attend (adults only please).

About Neighborhood Place
Louisville?s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (Department of Community Services 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.

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