A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
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Dedicated, humble, humorous and continually soldiering on in her work, Allison Pierce was celebrated for her 20 years of service at Institute for Human Services, Inc. this week.

Pierce, who currently serves as Director of IHS Coordinated Transportation Services, was honored with glowing praise by the IHS executive team and co-workers, and presented with an award for her tireless efforts.

On Nov. 13, The Institute for Human Services, Inc. and Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier are teaming up to fundraise during FLX Gives - The region's largest annual giving season event.

Please, help us meet our goal of $1,000 donated by at least 20 donors by giving, or helping us spread the word by signing up to fundraise on behalf of our cause.

Spring 2021 Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier Coach Registration 
   At Girls on the Run of the Southern Tier, we are passionate about empowering, inspiring and supporting ALL girls. 
Now more than ever, girls need the connectedness, resiliency and confidence that comes with being a GOTR girl. 

Visit our website to learn more!
211 is a vital service leveraged by millions of people across North America. Every day, clients contact 2-1-1 to access free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling, disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services and childcare and family services.

2-1-1 HELPLINE can connect you with nearly 600 governmental and nonprofit agencies to help meet your community health and human services needs. Just dial 2-1-1, text your ZIP Code to 898-211, or visit www.211helpline.org to search our directory 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Whether you live in a metropolis or a tiny crossroads, in the suburbs or on a boat sailing from port to port, responding to the 2020 Census is critical for your community. 

But a community isn't always a geographic location, such as a town or a neighborhood. It's not just where you are but who you are, too. Your "community" may be people who are like you or are doing things in life like you, no matter where they live physically. 

Help look out for everyone in your extended community today by completing the census survey now.

A Message From Our Partners at NYCON
In this "Get to Know Us" Session, NYCON staff will tell you a lot more about membership benefits and answer all the questions you have regarding their process, costs and what you get for FREE.
Member News and Events
If you have news, events or job posts that your organization would like to share with IHS members, please email content to provider@ihsnet.org for it to be included in the next edition.

Horseheads Family Resource Center is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable Executive Director who will lead the HFRC in a compassionate, thoughtful, and inclusive manner. The ED will be responsible for the successful leadership of the HFRC and for working directly with families in HFRC programs. 

Apply to HorseheadsFamilyResourceCenter@gmail.com by Oct. 26.

The mobile mammography unit will be at the Steuben County Office Building in Bath on Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please wear a mask, pre-register and call to check-in.

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United Way of the Southern Tier has launched the application process for its next three-year funding cycle.

Eligible 501(c)3 non-profit health or human service organizations that serve residents of Chemung and/or Steuben counties and that have programs which directly align with funding priorities are encouraged to apply.

In this edition, the Community Foundation touches on the importance of registering to vote, completing the Census, Giving Back during FLXGives day of giving, diving into diversity and inclusion and support and access for afterschool arts programs.

On August 25, Jonathan Stromsness was named Associate of the Year. This award is typically given out in May at The Arc of Steuben's Annual Meeting for going above and beyond the nature of his job to innovate and aid the organization.

The Arc of Steuben today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues.

Chemung County Department of Social Services has compiled an extensive list of help for people facing food insecurity in the county and schedule of available services. See the following for details.

Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Coalition offers insight into the tobacco industry's marketing tactics, offers ways to disrupt tobacco addiction in communities, creates engagement opportunities for youth and call on people to act to curb tobacco use.

The Alzheimer's Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter offers a variety of care and support programs to those impacted by Alzheimer's or another dementia. All programs listed are free of charge. Please register by calling 800-2723900 or visit alz.org/CRF.

Cornell Cooperative Extension's list of resources ranging from philanthropic giving to knowledge for your farm, managing money, eating healthy and community activities for the month of October.

In this issue, the coalition tackles topics that include pending legalization of marijuana, alcohol abuse during the pandemic, shines a light on the Tik Tok Benadryl Challenge and issues its report on Opioids & Teens.

The Nature Center is CLOSED to the public until at least Oct. 20, due to the increase in COVID19 cases in Chemung County. Staff will evaluate this need on an ongoing basis and update on their website, social media and via the email newsletter. In the meantime, trails are open! Please enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and leaf peeping all autumn long. 

Mask Up America | For The Love Of | Paul Rudd
Ads from the "Mask Up America" campaign have been seen 38 million times. The national campaign, with videos featuring the voices of Paul Rudd, Billy Crystal, Ellen Pompeo, Anthony Mackie and more, have aired on TVs across the country more than 115,000 times. 

The novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is creating an evolving situation with varied impacts around the world and across the states. The National Council of Nonprofits updates this page regularly with the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can affect children directly and indirectly. Beyond getting sick, many children's social, emotional, and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic. Trauma faced at this developmental stage may have long-term consequences across their lifespan. 

CDC's COVID-19 Parental Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People's Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being can help support parents, caregivers, and other adults serving children and young people in recognizing children and young people's social, emotional, and mental challenges, and helping to ensure their well-being.

If you are in search of childcare as your return to work following the COVID-19 period, The New York State Office of Children and Family Services Division of Child Care Services may be an important resource for finding local providers, knowing the latest health and safety regulations and receiving subsidized care for your child. 

Nonprofit Resources & Sector News
The government unrolled tax cuts, a whole lot of incentives to get businesses hiring and people spending. We've rounded up some key budget lines that could affect the nonprofit sector.

   Nonprofits Reimagine Their Roles amid the Pandemic
Many nonprofit organizations have undergone adjustments to better serve their communities and stay afloat. Some have completely shifted from their traditional services to offer new programs that address the pressing issues of COVID-19.

The pandemic has caused people to examine engagement priorities. with 3/4 indicating the importance of donating to nonprofit and volunteering.

Animating events, balanced with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the future of fundraising into question for nonprofits? What does 2020 mean for the year to come? 

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
The latest RPU newsletter and training announcements offer many opportunities to learn more about partner events and presentations in the coming months on a variety of helpful topics.

Due to the recent uptick of Covid-19 cases in Steuben County we are moving the ProAction Family Leadership to an ALL VIRTUAL training on Zoom. Please apply by Oct. 26.

Check out Chamber events that include business mixers, leadership workshops and seminars detailing capacity building tools.

CSS Workforce NY introduced its new free resource featuring 5,000 courses for residents of Steuben County. CSS Workforce NY also has resources for job training for new hires, skills gap assessment and training for employees with new responsibilities, retraining displaced workers and opportunities for veterans re-entering the workforce.

Click the link for a full list of offerings. webinars are FREE to NYCON members, who can also enjoy special discounts on our in-person trainings and seminars. All IHS members are also NYCON members.
Click the link for a full list of offerings.

Visit CCC's portal for workforce and professional development services and education for individuals and businesses.

Click the link to view CCE's offerings of free virtual workshops on financial literacy for this fall.

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