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					                                                                                  PATH-O-GRAM
                                                                             A free service provided by PATH

                                                                                     November 7, 2011

Last Seminar of the Year! PATH Community Resource Seminar - Wed, 11/30/11, 8:30–12:30.
We want to answer your questions about our local system of social services -- register today for our ½
day (4 hour) training! The cost is $35/individual, plus $20 (optional and special seminar rate) for the
PATH Directory that goes hand-in-hand with the seminar content.
To register, contact Cathy at 834-0507 or download the registration brochure from our web site
www.pathcrisis.org. On the left of the screen, click on “PATH-O-GRAM and more,” and look for the
registration brochure under “Seminars, Workshops and Other Special Events.”


Faith Second Chance Thrift Store in LeRoy is extending hours to serve more clients. Beginning
Monday, November 7, the store will be open 6 days a week: Monday-Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4.
Also, for people needing winter clothes, there is no better day to shop all year than during the 2nd
Anniversary Sale, this Saturday - Nov 12th, when all clothing, except coats, is 1/2 price. That means
sizes 0 to 24 months are only 37.5 cents each for shirts, pants and sleepers, sizes 3-12 are 50 cents,
14-18 are 75 cents and adult clothing only $1.25 each including jeans. Coats are $6 for adults.
Children's coat prices vary by size.
Don't forget to refer you clients to our gift certificate program if they cannot afford even our low prices.
They can get 3 shirts and 3 pants for each person in the household for free under this program, plus 1
coat and 1 light weight jacket, a pair of boots and a pair of shoes per household member. Please
contact the thrift store at 309-962-5683 if you want more info on making referrals for this or want a
copy of the gift certificate emailed to you to give out as needed. We are here to help in these tough
times.
Lastly, clothing is subject to availability and we are low on some children's winter clothing so if any
organization wants to get some clothes together for us, we would be glad to arrange to pick them up
from you or accept a delivery outside of normal business hours.
Call 309-962-5683 for more information. On weekdays, ask for Kim or Amanda. On Saturdays, ask
for Julie.


PATH, Inc. now has 2 provisional ASIST trainers. The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want
to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Over one million caregivers have participated in this two-day, highly interactive, practical, practice-
oriented workshop.
Participation in the full two days is required. Enjoy small group discussions and skills practice that are
based upon adult learning principles. Experience powerful videos on suicide intervention. Feel
challenged and safe. Learn suicide first aid. For more information on the ASIST workshop, you can
visit www.livingworks.net. Cost for the 2 days is $250.
To place your name on the interest list, please contact Jennifer Nettleton at 309-834-0508 or
jnettleton@pathcrisis.org.


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All My Money Curriculum Training
All My Money is a hands-on, train-the-trainer curriculum designed for staff and volunteers in
community agencies and social service organizations who work directly with limited-resource
clientele. The lessons cover all the basics of money management and consumer skills. Curriculum
materials include:
     Hands-on, thought-provoking and engaging activities,
     Written materials at a understandable reading level for clients
     A program that's ready to go, right out of the box, and
     Re-usable and reproducible materials, so there's no need to purchase new materials for each
        class.
Learn to teach the All My Money curriculum at a two-day workshop on December 6th and 13th at the
Extension Office, 402 North Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL. Partial scholarships covering more than
half of the cost are available to non-profit organizations on a first-come, first served basis for each
site. Cost for staff from non-profits is $89 instead of $199.
You may register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/ or call (309) 663-8306 for more
information. Visit the All My Money website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/allmymoney/ for more
information about the curriculum.


HOW FRESH IS YOUR PATH DIRECTORY? If you currently own a PATH directory, check your
“freshness date” at the bottom right-hand corner. It is over a year old? Make sure you have the very
latest information to make the right referrals for your clients. Our directory now includes resources for
DeWitt and Livingston counties.
Resources are constantly changing. If you do not own PATH’s Directory and you are working with
people in nearly any capacity, you need one! Cost is $30 per directory. Call Cathy at 834-0507 and
order a directory printed to order for you.


McLean County Juvenile Justice Council
Request for Proposals for Summer Jobs Program for At-Risk Youth in Bloomington-Normal
Issued: November 1, 2011
Submittal Deadline:December 15, 2011
http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/index.aspx?nid=589


DeWitt County Holiday Food Baskets - Sign up’s began on Tuesday, November 1st and will
conclude on Friday, December 2nd. People can sign up at Community Action, DOVE, Salvation Army,
DeWitt Co. Housing Authority, & DeWitt Co Health Department.
Baskets will be distributed on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm at the American Legion
Hall located at 219 N Elizabeth St in Clinton, Il 61727. This program is available to all residents of
DeWitt County.
If you have any questions, please contact Anita Russell from Community action Partnership of Central
IL.



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8TH ANNUAL FINANCIAL FITNESS FOR LIFE TRAINING CONFERENCE
"Taking Charge of Your Career in Today's Economy"
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: McLean County Extension Office, Bloomington, IL 61704
Course Credits: 6 CPDUs
Fee: Refundable registration fee of $25 required to guarantee a seat. Fee will be returned at the
conference.
To register contact: Sue Esposito (217-333-5506; sesposit@illinois.edu)
DESCRIPTION: This year it's all about jobs! Millions of Americans are currently out of work and
millions more are worried about losing their jobs. Consumers everywhere are looking for ways to
retool, develop new career skills, and earn additional income. The theme of this year's Financial
Fitness for Life Training Conference is "Taking Charge of Your Career in Today's Economy." The
conference will showcase economic and financial education lessons from the newly-revised Financial
Fitness for Life (FFFL) and newly-released Teaching Financial Crises (TFC) curricula. The lessons
will focus specifically on employment and career issues. Guest speakers from industry and social
services will discuss current employment conditions and the challenges and opportunities facing
consumers in Illinois. Conference participants will receive *FREE* the FFFL and TFC curricula, along
with other hands-on activities and resources to take back to their students and clients.
For complete details (including registration), visit:
http://www.cefe.illinois.edu/calendar/event_11_18_11.html
This training conference is made possible by the Council for Economic Education, in direct partnership with University of Illinois
Extension and through funding from the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement.



YWCA MCLEAN COUNTY AND DEOSKAR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SPONSOR MEMORY
SCREENING
YWCA McLean County and Deoskar Integrative Health invite community members to take advantage
of free, confidential memory screenings on November 15.
The event is part of National Memory Screening Day (NMSD), an annual initiative that the Alzheimer’s
Foundation of America (AFA) holds each November during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness
Month.
Memory screenings will be held November 15 (12 – 4 pm), no appointment necessary
YWCA McLean County
1201 N. Hershey Rd, Bloomington (administrative entrance, lower level)
For more information, contact Kim Anderson, 454-1451, or kanderson@ywcamclean.org
Kathy Vivirito, Development Psychologist at Deoskar Integrative Health, will administer the
screenings, which consist of a series of questions and tasks, and take five to ten minutes. Early
detection serves as a starting point for discussions about memory concerns, as well as lifestyle
changes—diet, managing stress, physical and mental exercise—that may help people age
successfully.
Memory screenings are not used to diagnose any particular illness and do not replace consultation
with a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. A comprehensive assessment by a qualified
healthcare professional is necessary for a proper diagnosis. Resources for healthy aging and follow-
up consultations will be provided at the event.


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Community Thanksgiving Dinner -
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will be holding its annual community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday
November 23rd 5:00-7:00PM. The community is invited to share in this Thanksgiving feast . The
clothing closet will be open for those who need clothing items and there will be games for the
children. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Mt. Pisgah is located at 801 W. Market in
Bloomington. Please contact the church at 828-2571 if you have any questions.


College Prep Essentials - Heartland Community College is piloting a new Essentials Program called
the College Prep Essentials Program. Through this 16 hour collection of classes students will gain
college knowledge to help ensure success in future courses.
This program provides all of the support of the other Essentials programs which include: No out of
pocket expenses for those who qualify*, laptop loans, assistance with childcare and transportation.
Also most class sizes are small with a family type atmosphere.
Subject areas include: Life Success, Keyboarding, Sociology, Reading, Math and English.
Benefits from completing the program include:
    Learning keyboarding skills that will allow you to be successful in your courses and future
       career
    Formulating a plan for improvement encompassing academic, career, and personal
       development
    Providing success seminars that will help you learn about how to promote your skills and
       yourself in this tough economy
Space is limited so please contact Sandy at 309-268-8048 or andra.hoffmann@heaartland.edu
*Students must apply for, and use the Pell grant towards tuition.



Public seminar: “Dealing with Parental Alienation” with guest speaker, Jill Egizii, President of the
Parental Alienation Awareness Organization.
Monday, November 14, 6:30 pm, at the Country Inn and Suites in Bloomington.
The seminar will help parents and mental health professionals to recognize hostile parenting of
children of separated parents, reduce alienation of children toward a parent or relatives, and become
proactive in combating this condition in children.
This event has been organized by parents who ‘Put the Kids First’ -> The Children’s Rights Council of
Illinois and Central Illinois Shared Parenting.
For more information, contact The Children’s Rights Council of Illinois at
support@sharedparentingillinois.org or call 312-869-9319. Website: www.crckidsillinois.org
"Central Illinois Shared Parenting" is supporting this event and they will be on hand to answer questions about local
membership and issues.



Wings and Prayers: Differently-Abled Ecumenical Worship Service, Sunday, November 20,
3:00pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church (and every 3rd Sunday of the month). Food and Fellowship
to follow! A service specially designed for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Rides available upon request – please call RLC at 309.663.8252.


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Although the following information was put together for Senior Citizens, most of it is
applicable to all of us.

COLD WEATHER CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND LIFE!
With the onset of winter weather, all Illinoisans must take on additional responsibilities to prevent and
protect themselves from the potential dangers that exist during this time of the season.
Extreme cold temperatures, snow/ice storms, health problems and isolation are factors that pose a
substantial danger during the winter months.

WINTER HEALTH TIPS:
* Influenza: The "flu" is a contagious respiratory infection and its symptoms include fever, chills,
cough, sore throat, runny nose and soreness and aching in the back, arms and legs. Typically, those
who get the flu recover in a matter of days. However, for older persons who have a chronic health
problem, the flu can result in serious complications, such as pneumonia. For these reasons, flu shots
are recommended for all persons aged 65 years and older and for those who suffer from chronic
health problems, such as heart disease, respiratory problems, renal disease, diabetes, anemia or any
disease that weakens the body's immune system (consult your doctor before getting a flu shot on your
own). In Illinois, the flu season usually begins in November and lasts until around the middle of April.
* Frostbite: The parts of the body most affected by frostbite are exposed areas of the face (cheeks,
nose, chin and forehead), ears, wrists, hands and feet. Symptoms are loss of feeling and a white or
pale appearance to the skin. To treat frostbite, warm the affected part of the body gradually. Wrap the
frostbitten area in blankets, sweaters, coats, etc. If no warm wrappings are available, place frostbitten
hands under the armpit or use your body to cover the affected area, seek medical attention
immediately. (Caution: Do not rub the affected areas, serious damage to the tissue can occur.)
* Hypothermia: This is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to 95 degrees or
less. Symptoms include slow or slurred speech, incoherence, memory loss, disorientation,
uncontrollable shivering, drowsiness, repeated stumbling and apparent exhaustion. If these symptoms
are detected, take the person's temperature. If below 95 degrees, immediately seek medical help. If
medical help is not available, begin warming the person slowly. Always warm the trunk of the person’s
body first. (Caution: Do not warm the person's extremities [arms and legs] first, because this
drives the cold blood toward the heart and can lead to heart failure.) If needed, use your own
body heat to warm the person. Get the person into dry clothing, and wrap them in a warm blanket
covering the head and neck.
Hypothermia usually develops over a period of time, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.
Even mildly cool indoor temperatures of 60 degrees to 65 degrees can trigger hypothermia.
Therefore, it is recommended that older persons should not set their thermostats below 65
degrees during the winter months.

WHAT TO DO DURING A WINTER STORM:
Some common sense tips that should be taken to protect oneself from the cold, ice and snow during
the winter months include the following:

1. Listen to the radio or television for weather reports and emergency information regarding the latest
winter storm watches, warnings and advisories.

2. Dress for the season:
- Wear layers of loose-fitting, light weight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. The
   outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.

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- Mittens are warmer than gloves.
- Wear a hat; most body heat is lost through the top of a person's head.
- Cover your mouth with scarves to protect lungs from the cold air.
- Dress warmly even when indoors, eat enough food, and stay as active as possible.

3. Avoid overexertion, such as shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snow. The
strain from the cold and the hard labor could cause a heart attack. Sweating could lead to a
chill and even hypothermia.

4. When venturing outside, try to stay as dry as possible. Do not stay outside for extended periods!
Also, be very careful when walking on icy and/or snow covered sidewalks and pavement. An
accidental fall can cause broken bones, head injuries, muscle strains, pulls and tears which take a
much longer time for older persons to recuperate.

5. Travel only if necessary: During a winter storm ask yourself, "Is this trip really necessary?" If the trip
cannot be delayed, call 1-800-452-4368 to get current road conditions. If possible, take another
person with you. Also, tell someone at home (a friend, relative, or neighbor) that you are taking a trip,
where you are going, the routes you will take and when you expect to arrive. When you reach your
destination make a call to report your arrival. If your car breaks down during your trip, please
do the following:
- If you have a cellular phone or CB radio, call for help.
- Stay in your vehicle. Disorientation occurs quickly in wind driven snow and cold.
- Run the engine about ten minutes each hour for heat (after making sure the exhaust pipe is not
     blocked and opening windows a little for fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning).
- Make yourself visible to rescuers. Turn on the dome light at night when running your engine. Tie a
     colored cloth (preferably red) to your antenna or door. Raise the hood indicating trouble after snow
     stops falling.
- Exercise from time to time by vigorously moving arms, legs, fingers, and toes to keep blood
     circulating and to keep warm.

6. If you are outside, away from your home and you get caught in a winter storm, please do the
following:
- Seek shelter to stay dry.
- Cover all exposed parts of the body.
- If no shelter is nearby, prepare a lean-to, wind-break or snow cave for protection from the wind. Build
     a fire for heat and to attract attention.
- Do not eat snow as it will lower your body temperature. Melt it first.

7. When at home during a storm take the following precautions:
- Stay indoors. When using alternative heat from a fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc., use
     safeguards and ensure proper ventilation.
- If you have no heat, close off unneeded rooms and place towels or rags under the doors. Cover
     windows at night. If this situation occurs, call relatives, friends, and/or neighbors. If you cannot get
     help, call PATH.
- We again want to reinforce that you wear layers of loose fitting, light-weight warm clothing. Remove
     layers of clothing to avoid overheating, perspiration and subsequent chill.
- If you are stranded at home during a winter storm and/or cold spell, please ask relatives, friends,
     and/or neighbors to look in on you once or twice a day.
- Eat to supply heat and drink to avoid dehydration.

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If you or anyone you know needs medical attention, call 911 or the local Police Department
immediately.
The Illinois Department on Aging and local Area Agencies on Aging will be working hand-in-hand to
assist older persons at risk and who need assistance. During winter weather emergencies,
communities will be involved in door-to-door outreach and information and assistance will be available
on an ongoing basis through the network of local agencies serving older persons, where you live.
For further information about local programs and services available to assist older persons, please
call PATH at 2-1-1 or 309-827-4005.



Consumer Nutrition Classes at Western Avenue Community Center
   Join us on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
   Western Avenue Community Center, 600 N. Western Ave, Bloomington
   Robin Bagwell, U of I Extension’s Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Program Coordinator,
    will lead us in lots of conversation, education, and helping each other with new ideas on good
    eating!
   Free and open to the public
Past topics have been: Roasting seeds and nuts; ; Healthy Holiday Eating; Substitutions in Baking;
Supermarket Psychology; Soy Foods on the Market; Food Storage and Dating; Poisons in the Home
Calcium… A Lifetime Concern; Don’t use your car as a refrigerator!; Health Literacy; Vinegar, how to
use balsamic vinegar, wine vinegar etc.


Ready to purchase your own home?? The time is NOW! We are recruiting for Build Group 6. Get
your application in before it is too late.....we only have 3 spots left!
Self Help housing is a process in which the borrower contributes labor toward their home with the
technical assistance of YouthBuild McLean County and qualifies for a government loan through USDA
Rural Development
In contributing labor, families build sweat equity in their new homes, substantially lowering the cost of
homeownership. No down payment is required for this program. To find out more details, view a video
on the process, & fill out an application please visit us online at:
http://www.youthbuildmcleancounty.org/joomla15/index.php?view=article&catid=1%3Alatest&id=67%
3Aself-help-application-instructions&option=com_content&Itemid=2
Eligible applicants must be working or self-employed. Families or individuals must have strong
positive rental history and meet specific credit guidelines. A certified housing counselor will meet with
you individually to review specific qualifications. If credit repair is needed YouthBuild also can guide
families through this process free of charge.
If you would prefer to pick up an application please visit us at YouthBuild McLean County (360 Wylie
Drive, Suite 305 Normal, IL 61761).
For questions contact Liz Franz: selfhelp@youthbuildmcleancounty.org




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Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center invites you to attend KNOW THE 10 SIGNS presented
by the Alzheimer's Association. This program focuses on the 10 warning signs of serious memory
loss. It includes a basic overview of Alzheimer's disease and covers risk factors, diagnosis, and the
benefits of early detection. This program is free to attend, but registration is required. Please call (309)
662-8392 or visit www.alz.org/illinois.
DATE: Thursday, November 17
Location: Sugar Creek, 505 E. Vernon
Time: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


The Human Service Council will be meeting at LIFE Center for Independent Living - 2201 Eastland
Drive, Suite 1 - on November 8th, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Mary Riddle from Illinois Imagines will be
speaking. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy quality time with fellow human service professionals
in a relaxed yet informative atmosphere.


CIVA (Central Illininois Volunteer Association) presents "Working with Volunteers & Clients from
Other Cultures" on Friday, November 18th (8:30-10:30 AM) at Heartland Community College -
Astroth Community Education Center. Join us for morning refreshments and networking. There is no
charge to CIVA members. Non-members can pay $10 at the registration desk. Please RSVP to
Gudrun Dunt by November 15th at (309) 827-6121 Email: Gudrun@stjohnsbloomington.org.


Heartland Smart Steppers Walking Group to Host Launch Party
The Heartland Community College Smart Steppers walking group is hosting a launch party to entice
more people to get in step and get on the track at the College's new Fitness and Recreation Center.
The group has grown to 85 participants since it formed in September but with the cold weather
coming, the number of registered walkers could take a big leap as walkers look for an indoor
alternative. Registration for the Smart Steppers is FREE and provides walkers with a personal
pedometer, mileage tracking and free coffee and tea in a lounge area off of the track.
Please mark your calendars for a launch party that will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday,
December 3. The event will feature registration for the walking group, door prizes, including a $50
VISA gift card and visitors who bring a friend will have their name entered in the drawing twice!
Heartland's Fitness and Recreation Center personal trainer will be on hand to talk offer advice for
anyone with physical limitations and HCC Fitness Instructor Teri Payne will offer motivation and a
demonstration of stretching exercises.
Walkers are finding it a great experience. "I appreciate having a safe and clean walking environment
with access six days a week," said Carol Leisch. "Staff at the desk are always encouraging as they
note the miles I have walked. Since I started a few weeks ago, I have gone from 1.0 miles to 2 +. My
personal goal is 3 miles." Leisch has been so thrilled with her experience that she has introduced this
community resource to a number of her retired friends and former colleagues.
To register to join the Smart Steppers immediately, please call the HCC Outreach office at (309) 268-
8164 or email outreach@heartland.edu.




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DV 40 hour Training-Mid Central Community Action’s Countering Domestic Violence Program will be
offering its 40 hour Domestic Violence training January 18 through January 27, 2012 from 12pm-5pm.
The training is open to professionals and individuals interested in learning more about the dynamics of
domestic violence and helping domestic violence survivors. The training will be held at Mid Central
Community Action Conference room. Registration fee is $100. For more information and registration,
please go to the MCCA website at http://www.mccainc.org/programs/countering-domestic-
violence/cdv-40-hour-training/. Please call Senna at 309-834-9249 to reserve a spot by January 11.




Fundraising Opportunities:
ISU SWK 345 Communities class is working to help create a support group for new low-income
mothers involved in Heartland Head Start programs. In order to begin planning for this group, we will
be having a fundraiser this Sunday (November 13th) at Jewel on Veterans Parkway from 11:00 am
until 3:00 pm. Our fundraiser is called "Cram the Crib"; we will be accepting baby needs donations
(diapers, baby wipes, baby food, etc.) and cash donations in order to provide for these low-income
mothers and to Cram the Crib!




Employment Opportunities:
REGISTERED NURSE - Part-Time
Enjoy training and providing medical leadership?
Looking for an energetic RN interested in working with individuals with intellectual developmental
disabilities in a community program. Position includes supporting people with intellectual
developmental disabilities in residential and community settings, perform hands on medical services,
provide training to staff, and working with the medical community.
Offering: Flexible hours. Salary Negotiable. Excellent Benefits.
Requires RN license with two years of clinical registered professional nursing experience within the
last five years, at least one of which shall preferably have been in developmental disabilities
Apply to: marcfirst
1606 Hunt Drive, Normal, IL 61761
(309) 451-8888 • www.marcfirst.org


Boys & Girls Club B-N – We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.
Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a minimum 3 years
experience in managing programs or operations in a non-profit agency or Boys & Girls Club. Suitable
candidates will possess strong communication skills, both oral and written as well as proven
leadership. Basic knowledge of asset management and financial forecasting is a plus. Additional
information and applications can be found at: http://www.bgcb-n.org. Application deadline is Friday
November 18, 2011.




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Home Sweet Home Job Openings

Part-time Facilities Assistant - 20 hour per week position, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, and carpentry
and the use of manual and power tools. Duties include custodial, grounds keeping, preventative
maintenance, building repairs, and maintaining maintenance records. Primary worksite will be Home
Sweet Home’s warehouse at 1704 W. Washington Street, Bloomington with some work assigned at
other locations of Home Sweet Home.

Part-time Residential Associate at the Billy Shelper Center. Approximately 20-24 hours per week.
Primarily 2nd shift (2p-10p) on weeknights and alternating between 2nd shift or 1st shift (7a-3p) shift on
Saturday and Sunday.
The ideal candidate will be a self starter who works well independently, has superb organization, the
ability to multitask, clerical experience and a demonstrated ability to show hospitality to anyone who
walks through our doors. Duties include checking-in visitors and volunteers, assisting with meeting
basic client needs, and working with case management and social service staff.
Please submit application &/or resume for either position at the Billy Shelper Center at 303 E.
Oakland, Bloomington, IL 61701 or online at
http://www.hshministries.org/get_involved/application_form.php.


Mid Central Community Action, Inc. - Part-Time Residential Advocate at Neville House
  Provides quality services to residential families and hotline callers.
Qualifications include:
    Associate’s Degree or related work/volunteer experience
    Dedication and commitment to victims/survivors of domestic violence
    Ability to educate, equip, and empower adults and youth
    Ability to utilize sound judgment and problem solving skills
    Ability to respond effectively and efficiently in a crisis situation
    Ability to multi-task and attend to detail
    Ability to work independently and in a team environment
For consideration:
    Must present 40-hour domestic violence training certificate OR
       be available to complete 40 hour training upon being hired.
    Must be available to work one of the following shifts (12am-8am or 4pm-12am on Sundays) &
       holidays.
    Submit cover letter and completed agency application to
       melissas@mccainc.org or 1301 W. Washington St. Bloomington, IL 61701 by November 18th.




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