NOVEMBER UPDATE 2017

 

Family Promise of South Sarasota County Stats

35 FAMILIES SERVED & 121 PEOPLE TOTAL TO DATE

32 families served to date in shelter program, 69 children and 112 people total
52 day  average stay

3 families served to date in emergency shelter, 5 children and 9 people total

 

 

DREAM WALK UPDATE

We had a great first Fundraising Event, Dream Walk!  Thank you to everyone who
helped us pull it off and to everyone who participated.  We could not have asked for a better day and better people to share it with!  
Total number of walkers: 150
Total amount raised: $56,467.00










Thank you to our Sponsors!
Pinkerton Wealth Management Group
Knights of Columbus Fr. John J. Walsh Council #7052
Venice Area Board of Realtors
Joyner Family Insurance
Pinkerton Payroll and Insurance
Robinson, Hanks, Young and Roberts, PA
Venice Apothecary
Venice Presbyterian Church
Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Toale Brothers Funeral Homes
Epiphany Cathedral
Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex
Englewood United Methodist Church
Beebe Design Studio, Architects
Boone, Boone, Boone & Koda, P.A.
Community Eye Center
Venice United Church of Christ
Tony Babington - Realtor
Rice Chiropractic Care

 

 

DAY CENTER UPDATES

Meet our new Family Service Coordinator, Allisa O'Leary who started a couple of weeks ago and is doing amazing!  

I am very excited to come to Family Promise of South Sarasota County as the Family Service Coordinator.  I have lived in Venice for the past 14 years and believe our community is very special.  I started my career in social services after graduating from USF in 2000. My first professional job was with Safe Children Coalition as a case manager working with 0-5-year-old children in foster care. Working their I started building relationships amongst DCF, community providers, and the legal system. Soon after gaining experience as a case manager, I was promoted to the Child Protection Center Supervised Visitation Program as their Program Director and with the Child Protection Team as a case coordinator, conducting child forensic interviews for DCF and Law Enforcement to gather further information on allegations of child abuse and neglect.   In 2005, I had my daughter Ava and within a year of that I gave birth to twins, Tessa and Zoe. I decided to stay home with them until Ava started elementary school.   I started with The Department of Juvenile Justice in 2009 and worked as a case manager in post commitment probation for three years until the contract went back to DJJ. For the past 4 years I have been with Bay Area Youth Services (BAYS), also contracted with DJJ, working with the Juvenile Diversion Alternative Program (JDAP) as the Circuit 12 Supervisor.  I started working as the Family Service Coordinator this November. 

 

 

SUPPORTING FAMILY PROMISE OF SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY

The Venice-Nokomis Woman's Club
sponsoring a  'Mardi Gras' Bingo 
to support Family Promise  


 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2017 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
 
Where: Island Walk Clubhouse

EVENT: Catered Mardi Gras Bingo  dinner
 
Tickets: Lise Mills , (941-445-4796)
lisemills@comcast.net or text to 941-468-4290
Carolyn Bach, (941-445-4536)
carolyn.bach@comcast.net or text to 941-387-5734
 
Cost: $30 per person, advanced reservations only . Catered dinner by the Hosted Gourmet and BINGO sheets for all games. BYOB.  Iced Tea and Water provided. Tables of 10.
 
"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."
REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH43034
 
Website: www.vence-nokomiswomansclub.org Facebook: Venice-Nokomis Woman's Club Inc.
Email: womensclubofvenicenokomis@gmail.com 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Volunteer Training, 12/5/2017 at the Day Center, 5-6:30 PM - This training is for anyone who wants to volunteer with their congregation doing meals, hosting and overnights.  All volunteers must go through training.  Please RSVP if you will be attending to Jennifer at jenniferfagenbaum@familypromisessc.org to ensure adequate space is available.  This is pretty full so may not be able to take anymore but will have another one in January.
  • Coordinator and Volunteer Re-Training, 12/12/2017 from 2-4 - This re-training is for those who were trained more than a year ago or who would like a refresher since we have grown and evolved a lot in the last year.  It will be graciously held at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1971 Pinebrook Rd, Venice. Topics covered include:  Saturdays, parenting issues and concerns, guidelines, communication and protocols.
  • Homeless to Home Luncheon, 12/19/2017 from 11:30-1:30 - This month will be in Venice at the Jacaranda West County Club located at 1901 Jacaranda Blvd.  This is a networking and information gathering luncheon sponsored by the Steve and Janine Marrone Foundation.  Lunch is no charge to you and many concerned individuals in South County attend these luncheons to get and give information.  It is open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Ellen Domke at ellendomke1@yahoo.com

  • Day Center Closed 12/24/2017, 12/25/2017 and 1/1/2018 

 

 

FAMILY UPDATES


What a Happy Thanksgiving!

One of our past families invited the families in our program to her home for Thanksgiving to share dinner and fellowship and they had a wonderful time!  It is so amazing to see the people we helped returning the favor and reaching out to help others in need through our program.  
 
DAY CENTER NEEDS

  
List of Day Center needs for our families  
  • 8 oz bottled water
  • Speedway $15 fuel only gas cards
  • $50 Publix and WaWa gift cards *follow-up care and **support of sized items
It is very difficult with a such a small staff and small storage to always have just what a family will need so it is greatly appreciated when we receive the gift cards and are able to just go get the right size diapers or shoes or whatever when we need it.  The families also greatly appreciate the added support in our follow-up program "Keeping the Promise", so that they can save their money when going to WaWa or Publix to get gas or groceries.  This makes rent more affordable by allowing them to use that money to help cover rent.
 
FROM THE DIRECTOR

Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4906213 and Amazon donates to Family Promise of South Sarasota County Inc.
 
 
Thank you for all you do!
Sincerely,
 
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director

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