Wednesday, December 23, 2009
We now have added more Level One and Level Two TBIN trainings for the New Year.
You can also view the schedule in the System New on your Service Point Home Page.
Level 1 trainings:
Tuesday 1/5 @ 9AM,
Friday 1/22 @ 9AM,
Tuesday 2/2 @ 9AM,
Friday 2/19 @ 9AM
Level 2 Trainings:
Thursday 2/11 @ 9AM,
Thursday 1/28 @ 9AM,
Thursday 1/14 @ 9AM
These additional trainings are located at 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares 50 S. Belcher Rd. Suite 116 Clearwater, FL 33764 (Bring your own snacks and beverages)To Enroll Contact Paul Gehring at 727-210-4232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your participation!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
This is a quick reminder of all the new trainings we have coming up now through February 2010. Remember space is limited so contact Paul Gehring, System Administrator at 727-210-4232 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot today!
NEW Level 1 Weekend Training (Clearwater Location):
Saturday, January 9th From 10AM -2PM
Saturday, February 13 from 10AM- 2PM
NEW Level 1 Evening Training (Clearwater Location):
Tuesday, January 12th From 5:30PM -9:30PM
Thursday, February 11 from 5:30PM- 9:30PM
NEW South County Level 1 Training (St. Petersburg City Hall):
Monday, January 11th from 10Am- 2PM
Level 1 Training (Clearwater Location):
Friday, December 18th from 9AM -1PM
Level 2 Case Management Training (Clearwater Location):
Thursday, December 17th from 11Am-1PM
(NEW FORMAT) Level 3 Report Training:
We have now changed this format to reflect a more one on one approach with Agency Administrators. Please contact Jessica Niehaus to set up this personalized appointment at 727-210-4231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The Corporation for National and Community Service in coordination with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and other federal agencies has been preparing for the launch of an exciting new summer service initiative in partnership with the White House. Today, in a video message, President Obama will officially announce the initiative, United We Serve, encouraging Americans to create meaningful change in their communities by engaging in service.
United We Serve will kick off on June 22 at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service and will run through the new National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11. All the tools for participating in this initiative can be found on the Corporation’s website, Serve.gov. Please go there today, if you haven’t already, to post your own volunteer projects.
In addition, we encourage you to spread the word about United We Serve by:
- Sending a message about United We Serve, including a link to the President’s video, to your distribution lists.
- Putting a link on your homepage to Serve.gov – banners and logos are available at http://www.serve.gov/link.asp.
- Issuing a press release about your participation in United We Serve – a sample release is available here: http://www.serve.gov/assets/
- Sharing stories about how your volunteers are making a difference athttp://www.serve.gov/share.asp
. We will highlight examples of exemplary service throughout this summer.
Capacity is strained in community organizations across the country, so today we are also calling on Americans to take a leadership role in recruiting and organizing their friends, family, and neighbors to develop their own service projects that address pressing community needs in partnership with local organizations. To assist you, Serve.gov features toolkits for developing projects in education, health, energy and the environment, and community renewal.
This will be a very exciting 81 days. But, of course, the call to service will not end on September 11. We hope that Americans who serve this summer will stay engaged in the ongoing work of strengthening our communities. America’s new foundation will be built through an ethic of service and the personal commitment of individuals willing to give of themselves to create a better future.
Secretary Shaun Donovan
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
- Learning the New HMIS Data Standards and soon to be released Technical Standards;
- Writing additional grants to support the system and it's users;
- Working on the new requirements for the Economic Stimulus funds (coming soon);
- Re-develop and enhance the TBIN training curriculum;
- Preparing for annual re-training of users on priviacy safefty and security;
- Preparing the roll out of the new vendor products that incorprate new standards;
- Enhance current TBIN policies and procedures.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Every second Saturday in May letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably the world.
In Pinellas, food will be unloaded from the back of the postal trucks in Clearwater/ Dunedin and placed in large postal boxes for transport to the Mallory Powell Center at 1521 E Druid Rd.
The food tends to come in all at once which is why we need we need folks to move the food as quickly as food banks can offer the trucks for transport to MPC.
The food comes in first to the post offices so peak times are generally noon-2pm and 3 pm to 5:30 pm.
Volunteers and donations are welcome and EVERYBODY can participate.
All citizens need do is to place a box or can of non-perishable food next to their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers mail on Saturday, May 9. The carrier will do all the rest. The food is taken back to a postal station, sorted, and then delivered to an area food bank or pantry. There it is available for needy families.
1) Dunedin Post Office from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. Dunedin Post Office is on CR1 just north of Main St in Dunedin – just show up.
2) Downtown Clearwater Post Office from 12 noon to 5:30 – just show up.
3) Salvation Army - Main Social Service Campus ( Mallory-Powell Center) at 1521 E Druid Rd, Clearwater from around 1 pm through 6 pm. (Folks can volunteer for one hour, two, hours, or as long as they are able/willing). People interested in volunteering should contact either JoAnn Bruner, Volunteer Coordinator at 725-9777 or Kip Corriveau, Director of Social Services at 446-6507.
4) RCS Food Bank will need volunteers the same day. They have three afternoon shifts available: 1:30-3:30 / 3:00-5:00 / 5:00-7:00. Those interested may contact Rachel Thurber, RCS Volunteer Coordinator at (727) 242-4606.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
While the number of confirmed cases in the United States continues to rise, no cases have been reported in Florida. The only reported fatalities from the swine flu have been in Mexico.
While Swine Flu (aka H1N1 Influenza) can be a serious public health threat, but at this time there are no confirmed cases in Florida. The public should be advised to go about their normal daily activities, but exercise standard precautions such as hand washing and proper cough/sneeze technique(for example cough/sneeze in sleeve).
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a set of standard precautions and other information available at: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
Citizens who are experiencing flu-like symptoms should avoid public gathering places, and contact their primary healthcare provider for further advice. There are no local school or government office closures planned at this time.
General public/community inquires should be routed to the Disease Control Division of the Pinellas County Health Department at 727-824-6932
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
- Monthly at 9am-1pm on the first Tuesday
- Monthly at 9am-1pm on the third Friday
- Monthly at 9am-1pm on the second Tuesday
- Monthly from 10am-12pm on the first Thursday of every month, no RSVP required, drop by for one on one assistance
- By request only, please send and email or call requesting what kind of training you would like to come to.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Walgreens Take Care Clinics offer free care to jobless
Take Care Clinics, located inside Walgreens drugstores, are offering free medical care to families of people who lost jobs and have no health coverage.
There are some catches. Patients have to have lost their jobs after March 30. If patients have never been treated by Take Care before, they must pay for the first visit. Prescriptions are not part of the deal.
Otherwise Take Care, which treats most minor ailments, is waiving $59 to $80 fees depending on the type of service through the rest of 2009. Quest Diagnostics also won't charge for tests Take Care commonly uses to diagnose strep throat and bladder infections. Free care is being offered to spouses, same-sex domestic partners and children if they have no other health coverage.
Visits are limited to between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
- Do Good Channel
Friday, March 27, 2009
Why is the "Calling for 2-1-1 Act" (H.R. 211) needed?
Although the national 2-1-1 system has developed over the past decade through local government and United Way funding, the national 2-1-1 system lacks stable long-term financing. Because of the increasing demand and increasing visibility of 2-1-1, many 2-1-1 call centers across the United States lack the adequate telecommunications infrastructure and appropriate staff levels to establish or maintain 24-hour-a-day service and maintain complete and accurate informational databases. The Calling for 2-1-1 Act would provide the funding needed to meet these increasing needs.
What does the "calling for 2-1-1 Act" (H.R. 211) do?
H.R. 211 would create a federal grant program to complete implementation of a nationwide 2-1-1 system. Specifically the bill would:
- Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award a grant to each state to establish a program or fund an existing program which will make 2-1-1 service available to all the residents of a state with phone service.
- Require a state match, meaning each participating state must ensure that at least 50% of the resources of the program funded by the grant will be derived from other sources.
- Mandate that grant recipients collaborate with human service organizations to provide an exhaustive database of services with which to provide information and referral to persons utilizing the 2-1-1 service.
- Provide $150 million for each of first two years, $100 million for the next four years, for a total of $700 million.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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