Client Newsletter ~ August 2020
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Little young girl student learning virtual internet online class from school teacher by remote meeting due to covid pandemic. Female teaching math by using headphone and whiteboard
As you likely all have heard by now, the Waunakee school district will be holding the first quarter of the school year virtually and then, hopefully, move to a hybrid model (partially in-person, partially virtual) for the second quarter. We know that this impacts each family with school-aged children differently and we want to do what we can to support you and your kids to be successful this year. We’ll be reaching out to those of you with kids so that we can hear from you what you most need. We’ll also be working with the school district to ensure that our services coordinate well with what they have planned. Please do reach out to Lisa or Stacey if you have immediate thoughts, needs, or ideas. We’re ready to think outside the box to help reduce stress that you may be feeling and make this a great school year for everyone!
Client Advisory Teams
 
Understanding the situations, challenges, successes, and needs of our clients is essential as we plan for our services and programs. To help us in this, we are forming two client advisory teams that will meet 2-3 times a year with Stacey and Lisa to give us input, feedback, and ideas. If you would like to be considered for participation in one of these teams, please contact Stacey via email or at (608)849-5740 by Friday, August 14 th
August Brings NEW Games, Toys, and Books to the Corner Store!

We will have new board games, toys, puzzles, and books available for you to choose from this month. If you and your family are looking for some new ways to spend time together as we all are staying at home more often, this will be a really fun option! Come on in and pick up a game or puzzle that your family will enjoy. 
Important News for Spanish-speaking Households

If you and/or members of your household speak Spanish primarily or are bilingual in English and Spanish, please click over to the Spanish version of the newsletter for some important information about a new Facebook group, Waunakee en Español , and a survey from the Village that is available in Spanish.   
COVID-19 Guidelines and Procedures

We’ll be following the phased re-opening schedule as recommended by Dane County’s plan. We’ll notify clients and the community of our movement into each phase via our Facebook page, website, and/or email and text messages. If you need additional information on this, please review it here.
Shopping Dates and Times for August

  • Monday, August 3 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday, August 7– Senior Shopping | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 11 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 19 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 27 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
 
For shopping, please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Anyone coming into the building must wear a mask.
  • Please only send one person from your household for shopping, if possible.
  • We will only allow five clients in the building at one time. Please wait in your car or outside on the sidewalk until you are asked to enter.
  • NOTE that we have changed the order of shopping in August to allow different families to have earlier access to the store. To facilitate social distancing, please come to shopping based on the first letter of your last name: A-B-C-D-E 10:00 AM/4:00 PM; F-G-H-I-J 10:30 AM/4:30 PM; K-L-M-N 11:00 AM/5:00 PM; O-P-Q-R 11:30 AM/5:30 PM; S-T-U-V 12:00 PM/6:00 PM; W-X-Y-Z 12:30 PM/6:30 PM. If these times don’t work for a client, please request a different time from Stacey.
 
Neighbor to Neighbor Family Crisis Program

If your family is experiencing a short-term, unexpected crisis , the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program can provide extra support and resources as you adjust to new circumstances. Through the Neighbor-to-Neighbor fund, we may be able to help cover some of the immediate expenses you may have.

We realize that during this time many of you may be out of work and this could create a short-term financial crisis for you. Perhaps you need help to buy groceries, pay utilities, pay rent or other necessary bills; this fund is designed to assist with those needs in this difficult financial climate. Please do not hesitate to ask or feel badly about having financial difficulties during this pandemic. We are here to help and happy to do so! If you are interested in applying for this program, click on the link to fill out an application . If you have questions about this program, please contact Stacey or Lisa.
Community Resources

  • Are you looking for emergency housing to avoid homelessness? Salvation Army Dane County has some great programs to consider. The Tenant Resource Center also has some great programs to support you in rental assistance and other housing needs:

  • Are you in need of home repairs? The Dane County Home Rehabilitation Program in accepting applications. Eligible repairs may include roofing, siding, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, safety concerns, and accessibility modifications. The home must be fully code-compliant at the completion of renovations done through DCRP.Click here for the income guidelines:Condos and mobile homes on leased land are not eligible. (For more information or an interview, contact Wyolanda Singleton at 246-3737 ext. 2200 or wyolandas@projecthomewi.org)

  • If you are looking for energy assistance information, Food Share information, or are an undocumented immigrant looking for emergency medical care, please take a look at the information that was listed in the June newsletter.
Community Events in Waunakee
Waunakee Farmers Market

Every Wednesday, ​June 3 - October 28 | 3pm-6pm
Waun-A-Bowl/Rocky Rococo Parking Lot, 301 S. Century Ave. 

The Waunakee Area Farmers' Market makes it easy to enjoy farm fresh, locally produced, delicious goodness throughout the growing season. With a goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community, we bring vendors together who provide a wide variety of fresh, quality produce, homemade goods and handmade products. New seasonal selections available every week. The Market is an outlet for local growers to sell their goods, connect with the community and preserve Wisconsin's unique agricultural heritage. 
Storytime LIVE

The Waunakee Public Library has Storytime LIVE Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45am! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more!
There will be streaming of the live videos straight from the library's Facebook page. To get notified when we start streaming, make sure you Like or Follow our Facebook page !
 
Some story time videos will also be uploaded to the library YouTube page to be watched at your convenience.
New Client Registration

Anyone interested in registering to receive Waunakee Neighborhood Connection's services can contact Stacey Dudley, client and volunteeer services manager, at sdudley@waunakeenc.com or (608) 849-5740 to set up an appointment.