N2N Centre Overview - Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre

Report
VISION
“Leading poverty prevention in our neighbourhood.”
MISSION STATEMENT
To alleviate and prevent poverty by supporting our
neighbours at risk on Hamilton Mountain
VALUES
 Respect
 Innovative
 Sustainability
 Partnering and
Collaboration
 Non-judgmental
 Fiscal Accountability
 Learning
PRIMARY SERVICE AREA
HAMILTON, STONEY CREEK MOUNTAIN AND
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
Upper James
N2N Centre
Has evolved to become a multi-service agency offering
programs and services
COMMUNITY
FAMILY SERVICES
FOOD
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
COMMUNITY FOOD
“THE FREE GROCERY STORE”
 Assists individuals and families with emergency food
 We provide 5 days of food support monthly
Outcomes
 1,100 = ~ Monthly households receiving food
 3,290 = Households that received in 2011
 19,000+ = Households that received since 1986
 1,000,000 = Total pounds of food required annually
 $2,500,000 = Total value of food required annually
COMMUNITY FOOD
CHRISTMAS HAMPER STORE
 1,546 households serviced last year
 2 locations
 East and West Mountain
Neighbours can select
 Food options for a full day’s worth of food
 Family gift
 Stocking stuffers
 Toys for children 12 and under
COMMUNITY FOOD
COMMUNITY GARDENS
 13 Community Garden
locations across Hamilton
Mountain in 2011
 82 individual plots
 2+ acres were farmed at
4 Victory Garden
locations
 32,450 lbs. of produce for
our Foodbank
COMMUNITY FOOD
COMMUNITY GARDENS
Garden Hosts for Individual Plots
 Calvin Christian School
 Chalmers Presbyterian
 Eastmount Park Elementary
 Heritage Green Baptist
 Immanuel Christian Reformed
 St. Andrews United
 St. Jean de Brebeuf Secondary
 St Michael’s School
 N2N Centre
COMMUNITY FOOD
COMMUNITY GARDENS
Garden Hosts for Victory
Gardens
 Ancaster Community
Garden
 West Highland Baptist
Church Garden
 Twenty Road Garden
 Sherwood Secondary
School
COMMUNITY FOOD
ANIMALS PET FOOD PROGRAM
 Partnership with the HamiltonBurlington S.P.C.A.
 Assisting families with their pet
food needs
 Helping families to keep their
pets
Outcomes this Year
 1,011 pet food packages
provided annually
FAMILY SERVICES
RESOURCE COUNSELLING
 Completes intake process for the
food bank
 Links neighbours with community
services and support systems
 Advocates for neighbours
Outcomes this Year
 3,276 neighbours received service
 7,930 referrals to various services
FAMILY SERVICES
SINGLE MOMS PROGRAMS
 “Home with a Heart”
 Homemaking skills
 “Building Better Futures”
 Personal & professional
development
Outcomes this Year
 40 women have participated
Single mothers make up over 40% of our Foodbank neighbours
FAMILY SERVICES
GIFT OF SIGHT PROGRAM
 LensCrafters provides
free prescription glasses
to eligible low income
families
 N2N Centre acts as a
referral agent for this
service
Outcomes this Year
 160 families received
service
FAMILY SERVICES
HOUSING HELP
 Assistance to find
affordable housing
 Landlord-tenant issues
 Applications for
subsidized housing
Outcomes this Year
 100 families received
service
FAMILY SERVICES
V.A.W. COUNSELLING
 Transitional Support Worker from Interval House is
available at N2N Centre each week
 Counsels women experiencing domestic violence
 Provides information to neighbours who are aware of
others experiencing domestic violence
 Free – no appointment needed
Outcomes this Year
 204 women received service
FAMILY SERVICES
CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
 Free furniture and
clothing provided to
families in need
 N2N Centre is a referral
agent for Parkview
Church
Outcomes this Year
 560 families received
service
FAMILY SERVICES
INCOME TAX CLINIC
 CRA holds clinics each
year during March and
April
 Income Tax returns
completed free of charge
for low income families in
our community
Outcomes this Year
 243 families received
service
FAMILY SERVICES
MIDDLE-EASTERN COMMUNITY OUTREACH
 Multilingual community workers
assist newcomers with all aspects
related to successful integration
 Settlement issues include:
 Food
 Housing
 Health
 Education
 Employment
Outcomes this Year
 278 families received service
FAMILY SERVICES
COMMUNITY HEALTH BUS
 A mobile outreach clinic
providing dental services free
of charge to low income
residents of Hamilton
 Examinations
 X-rays, fillings
 Extractions
 Cleanings
Outcomes this Year
 319 families received service
FAMILY SERVICES
NEW MOMS STARTER KIT
 Starter kits are available
to expecting or new
parents
 Each bag contains
diapers, baby clothes,
toiletries, and a hand
knitted blanket
Outcomes this Year
 117 starter kits have been
distributed
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
PARTNERSHIP WITH 3 EMPLOYMENT PROVIDERS
 On-site service at N2N Centre
on Monday afternoons
 Employment Counselors
assist with;
 Job search
 Resume writing
 Workshop registration
 Skills assessment
Outcomes this Year
 183 clients received service
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
“KIDS CAN SUCCEED” READING TUTOR PROGRAM
Goals of the Program
 To improve the reading skills of children in Grades 1-3
who are reading below grade level and are
under-resourced
 To increase a child’s self-confidence through one-onone support in comprehension and decoding skills
 To foster a love of reading, an appreciation of literature,
and provide the children with positive role models
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
“KIDS CAN SUCCEED”
Model of the Tutoring
Program
 Program is provided
during the school day at
defined schools
 Tutors work with 4-5
students, one-on-one, for
20-30 minutes
 Students are seen 2-3
times a week
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
“KIDS CAN SUCCEED”
Current Outcomes
 93% of the students showed improvement in their
reading skills over the previous year
 89% of the teachers/parents reported an increase in
their student’s/child’s self-confidence
 80% of the students surveyed said that they liked
reading “a lot”
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
“KIDS CAN SUCCEED”
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
KIDS CAN SUCCEED
This year
 208 children tutored
 100 volunteer tutors
Over the last 9 years
 1,400 students have
been tutored
 325 volunteers contributed
37,000 hours
 Increased from 1 to 12 schools in both
Public and Separate
School Boards
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
“KIDS CAN SUCCEED”
Celebrating Success
RESOURCES
PHYSICAL
28 Athens Street
45 Lancing Street, Unit 8
Administration & Services
12,000 sq. ft.
Warehouse Facilities
2,400 sq. ft.
RESOURCES
HUMAN
• 11 full-time equivalent staff
• 500 volunteers
• Program
• Administrative
• Special event
RESOURCES
FINANCIAL
Operating Budget = $1 million +
 80% of Operating Budget must be raised through N2N
fundraising in addition to raising $2.5 million worth of
food
 Only 20% of N2N Operating Budget is supported by
municipal and federal funding
HOW YOU CAN HELP
 Monetary donation $$$
 Food donation
 Volunteer as an individual
 Volunteer as a corporation/group
 Run a fundraising event
 Donate program supplies
 Attend one of our special events
 Spread the word about N2N
 …. and more
THANK YOU

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