Monday, July 20, 2009

Services

CONSOLIDATED AGENCIES OF HUMAN SERVICES
(Services available to low income families in Mineral County)

REFERRALS:
If we are not able to provide the proper service, we will help the client find the right agency that can.

RENTAL and UTILITY ASSISTANCE:
Rental or utility payments for individuals or families who are about to be evicted from their home.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:
Shelter, Hot meals, and gasoline to individuals or families in need who are traveling through town.

FOOD PANTRY:
Emergency Food for those in need. Available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Families are allowed to get food pantry 6 times in a 12 month period.

FOOD COMMODITIES:
USDA Food Commodity Program; Supplies food commodities to Mineral County, and parts of Northern Nye County.

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE:
Provide limited RX assistance in emergency situations.

ASSISTANCE FILING FORMS:
The staff at CAHS will help any client fill out and file any documents.

EAP:
Energy Assistance Program: CAHS provides forms and assistance to help obtain utility assistance from this program.

NRHA:
HUD Section 8: Assisted housing program provides rental assistance for low-income individuals and families.

SAFE:
CAHS administers this program for NV Energy. The program gives limited assistance to qualifying electric customers.

WIC:
CAHS administers this program for the Nevada State Health Division. It is a Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children.


ANGEL TREE PROGRAM FOR MINERAL COUNTY CHILDREN:
Provides a Christmas gift to low-income children who otherwise may not have a gift for Christmas.

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THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SERVICES

BABY EQUIPMENT LOAN PROGRAM:
Program offers equipment to parents that cannot afford to purchase the items.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
Program offers places to go and activities to do as an alternative option to drinking, drugs, and getting into trouble.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS:
FRC collaborates with agencies on activities and events in the community as an outreach program.
  • Salvation Army summer camp in which FRC staff coordinates and chaperones students.
  • Prevent Child Abuse Awareness in April
  • Back to School Supply drive in July and August
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION:
This program offers support in the area where abuse can be diverted to more constructive means, such as getting involved in alternative activities. Material and verbal information provided. FRC also facilitates the acclaimed Project Drug Free curriculum, This (3) three week workshop is given to the youths incarcerated in Mineral County Juvenile Probation Office.

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS:
An avenue for encouraging, empowering and enabling families to solve problems and achieve goals and to provide a safe and positive environment.

INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT CLASSES:
Program is to help with the development skills in the many stages of the infant’s life and to encourage parents to use creativity to stimulate curiosity and imagination of the child.

INFANT AND CHILD HEALTH CLASSES:
Program helps introduce dental care, practice nutritious eating habits, encourage child to get enough physical activity and addresses other health care issues as needed.

INFANT AND CHILD SAFETY CLASSES:
Offers education in child proofing the home, including safety materials such as safety plugs, cabinet locks.

INFANT CLOTHING EXCHANGE:
Provides clothing to infants and children from birth to 5 years of age.

DIAPER, FORMULA, BABY AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES:
Provided by donations to the FRC, for those families in need, as a supplement only.

RESOURCE LENDING LIBRARY:
Materials are available to any clients of the FRC on a lending basis. Materials include books, DVDs, etc.

PARENTING CLASSES:
Classes designed to help provide and enhance parenting skills, to teach the parent to stay involved, discipline the child fairly and to focus on the behavior and to think positive by expecting the best from their child.

MENTORING:
Provided to youth and families on a one on one basis, to give additional support when requested or required.

CASE MANAGEMENT:
Working with families and individuals to devise a comprehensive plan to improve and develop life-skills, also includes goal setting, and home visits.

YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Self-Esteem: Provides the tools necessary to deal with external and internal pressures, resolve conflicts, solve problems and build self-confidence. Anger Management: Provides the knowledge and life-skills to help manage anger, encourage stress reducers techniques necessary to combat and control anger.

PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS:
FRC collaboration with Adoption Alliance, Foster and Respite Care, Mineral County Bullying
Prevention Committee, Miracle Flight f/Kids, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin., Safe Haven to provide information for their services.

SAFE PLACE:
FRC is registered as a Safe Place for youth to get help when they have no other place to go, we assist with shelter and provide support in a safe environment.

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