A bi-weekly newsletter for nonprofit staff of the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes
What's New at IHS?
IHS/2-1-1 HELPLINE Seek Partners in Prevention, Treatment & Recovery
IHS is seeking partners who provide substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services to residents of Steuben and Chemung counties as part of our commitment to the New York State State Opioid Response (SOR) regional partnership.

If your organization wants to contribute to unifying public messaging and making connections for people in need of recovery services, please contact us at jordanj@ihsnet.org.
Sponsor A Nonprofit Event Like No Other
The Institute for Human Services, Inc. is seeking additional funding to offset the costs for its upcoming annual conference occurring on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 & 9, 2022.
Your generous donation assures quality professional development programming that is interactive and consequential to the region's nonprofit community. Additionally, your generosity minimizes costs for local nonprofit attendees, and allows them to attend this uniquely beneficial knowledge sharing opportunity.

Sponsorship opportunities are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact jordanj@ihsnet.org to receive a sponsorship packet.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

People in rural areas face major obstacles to health and the ability to seek treatment, access healthy food and social services help as many lack transportation options.

Our Coordinated Transpiration Services provides access, but we need volunteers like you to fulfill the need in our community. If you have extra time on your hands, give the gift of your time and you will be glad you did. Call
607-776-9467 ext. 222 to volunteer now.

Member Spotlight
LawNY is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to people in 14 counties in western New York.

We provide services to 14 counties in western New York including: AlleganyCattaraugus
and Yates Counties. Click the county you live in to find the LawNY® office location closest to you. 
Critical Program Areas:

  • Public Benefits
  • Housing
  • Home Ownership
  • Domestic Violence Survivor Support
  • Health Care Access
  • Other Civil Legal Issues
Who Can Be Helped?

  • Non-Criminal Issues
  • Issues with Person or Agency
  • Facing Foreclosure/Eviction
  • Public Assistance Denial
  • Low Income Individuals
  • US Citizens

Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. increases access to justice through excellent legal representation, advocacy and service.
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 our process, costs and what you get for FREE.

Topics of discussion will include: Nonprofit Training, Education and Professional Assistance NYCON empowers our members with the best practices, policies, and procedures as well as information on ever-changing regulations, funding, accountability and more.

Find out how NYCON Membership will benefit you by attending this 1-hour session.
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.
ProAction Family Resource Centers are hosting a full calendar of family and child-friendly events focused on engagement, community and a safe environment for work and play. See calendars for the Hornell, Bath, Addison and Mobile locations.

Don't Miss out on the region's premier annual giving day when FLX Gives returns on Nov. 11 & 12.

Join a training session next Tuesday for "Final Steps to Success" training on best practices for engaging donors at 9:30 a.m.

Another session will be held on Oct. 5 on marketing your giving day campaign. Click below to see the Facebook event page, or sign up at FLXGives.org and click the trainings tab.
CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc. is planning their 9th Annual Superhero with a 5k, 1 mile, and Kids’ Fun Run. You, your family, and friends are invited to participate in this important mission to support the advocacy efforts for abused and neglected children in our area.

Groups working to address the causes of poverty in Chemung, Schuyler and Tioga counties (New York) are invited to apply for a Catholic Campaign for Human Development local grant.

Youth Mentoring of the Southern Tier, a program of Family Service Society, Inc., is seeking community members to bowl in their annual fundraising event, Believe in Youth Bowl-ARama. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 12:30pm-2:30pm and 3-5 pm at Crystal Lanes in Corning.

You can make a difference in our young generation by assisting with 4-H members. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County’s 4-H/Youth Development Program is looking for new leaders. Come share your expertise and learn some new life skills along with the kids.

The Mark Twain Lecture Series continues, a bonus walking tour is added to the schedule and new items are landing in the gift shop at Chemung County Historical Society this week. Connect with the museum for membership options and online content.
Suicide can be prevented. This presentation will cover what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide.

This edition of Thrive covers the latest in community volunteerism, agriculture, energy, health and wellness, citizen action and other educational programs offered by CCE Chemung.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Are you homebound or a caregiver and have not been able to receive your COVID-19 vaccination?

COVID-19 Vaccine Arnot Health will send medical professionals to your home to help you become fully vaccinated if you are:
• A resident of Steuben County, and
• Homebound (unable to leave your home without significant assistance), or
• A caregiver for a homebound individual

To schedule your home vaccination on visit, send an email to: MobileVaccine@SteubenCountyNY.gov. Or call NY Connects of Steuben County 607-664-2322

Nonprofit Resources & Sector News
Whether we recognize it or not, we all have limiting beliefs. You know, those less-than-truthful things we tell ourselves that hold us back. 

Some people believe traditional webinars are quaint relics of earlier communication methods.

Despite different missions focusing on very different outcomes, the pandemic economic shutdown led to unexpected and profound changes.

A look at how nonprofits and nonprofit workers in the United States changed during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how to navigate the new changes ahead.

Upcoming Training & Professional Development
Visit CCC's portal for workforce and professional development services and education for individuals and businesses.

60% of first-time leaders who fail. A successful transition to leadership begins with often-overlooked questions and fundamental education. This program consists of assessments, foundational learning sessions, followed by your choice of group or one-on-one coaching.

Triumph Leadership Group's Stress-Free Leadership training will teach you how to live your best life and inspire others with session on Sept. 9, 10 and Oct. 26 and 27 in Corning, NY. Call 570-439-2004 to learn more or register for your session.

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.

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On September 16, 1620, The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England. The ship arrived at its first North American destination --- Provincetown, Massachusetts, on November 21st and then at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on December 26, with 102 passengers onboard.

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