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STRONG FAMILIES. Good Neighborhoods Action Team June 17, 2008. What is a strong family?. A strong family experiences love, respect, and well-being within the family and are effectively connected to knowledge and resources in the community. Our Team’s Long-Term Objectives.

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Strong families


Good Neighborhoods Action Team

June 17, 2008

What is a strong family

What is a strong family?

  • A strong family experiences love, respect, and well-being within the family and are effectively connected to knowledge and resources in the community

Our team s long term objectives

Our Team’s Long-Term Objectives

  • Link Cody/Rouge families with appropriate resources and monitor the resources for effectiveness

  • Presenta series of on-going workshops that are focused on enhancing strong families

  • Explore options for neighborhood food pantries

Explore options for food pantries

Explore options for food pantries

  • What resources already exist in the neighborhood?

  • Are these resources meeting families’ needs?

  • What are our options for getting more food to more families?

Linking families to resources

Linking families to resources

  • Conduct a survey of Cody/Rouge families to find out what family resources exist and to link these resources to people who need them

  • Work with a number of families to create a plan to meet their family’s main concerns and help link the families to the appropriate resources

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Linking families to resources

  • The Cody/Rouge Gazette – a community newsletter to assist in building strong families

  • The 1st issue will feature interviews, articles, youth employment and summer activities, and youth poetry

Workshops for strong families

Home maintenance


Youth empowerment

Starting block clubs

Budgeting and saving

Home ownership

Conflict resolution

Neighborhood watch

Starting a small business

Health care


After-school programs

How youth can talk with parents

Substance abuse

Raising grandchildren

Career education

Financial aid and scholarships for college

Workshops for strong families

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Workshops for strong families

  • The 1st Annual Cody/Rouge Family Fun Day

  • Don’t miss it: August 16, 2008 from 12:00-5:00 pm at St. Suzanne

  • We’ll have a bouncing castle, basketball tournament, games, face painting, guest speakers and break-out sessions, hair cuts, resources for families, good food and much more!

Getting results

Getting Results

  • Families gain information and access to resources

  • Community agencies, including churches, businesses, and schools, share facilities, resources, and programs

  • Social service agencies become more aware of how best to reach families and deliver services

  • Businesses become better informed of community needs and provide youth incentives

We can t do this alone

We Can’t Do This Alone!

  • Please get involved with our Action Team

  • Sign up to volunteer at the 1st Annual Family Fun Day – August 16, 2008

  • Fill out the Strong Families survey

  • Support future Strong Families seminars and meetings

  • Stay involved with one of the four Cody/Rouge Action Teams

Thanks to all our action team members

Sister Lucy Abbey

Di Algood

Charles Boayue, Jr.

Theresa Early

Richard Horne

Dave Law

Willye Lowery-Whitly

Chacrice Miles

Willa Miller

Tracey Moore

Gloria Newton

Maria Peoples

Belinda Raines

Khadijah Shabazz

Lynette Simmons

Charles Small

Valaise Smith

Luutricia Valentine

Tangy Washington

Harold White

Thanks to all our Action Team Members

Thanks to

Thanks to

  • The Skillman Foundation

  • University of Michigan School of Social Work

  • Cody High School – Detroit Public School

  • Second Grace United Methodist Church

  • Many local social and professional organizations

  • Many churches and community groups within the Cody-Rouge area

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