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  1. The Johnson Family Receiving From and Giving Back to Delaware County

  2. About Geri Johnson • 32year old Hispanic women • Single mother to a9 year old son • Raised son on her own since his birth • High school Diploma • Works at a local fast food restaurant • Applied to the LPN program to increase her income and job opportunities • Relies on her Mother a lot for help raising her son

  3. Struggles Geri Faces • Job instability • Feels alone raising her son • Worries about making it to class due to babysitting issues • Never enough money • Taking care of her own personal needs along with wanting what is best for her son • Being the only parental figure in her son’s life

  4. Community Resources for Geri • Action Inc. Child Care Voucher Program 765-289-0944 The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides finical assistance for families who are working or enrolled in high school, G.E.D, or college courses. 400 North Nigh Street Muncie , IN COST: FREE • Child Care Resource and Referral 765-284-0887 This program maintains a data base for area child-care services in order to assist families in locating their desired type of child care. Huffer Memorial Children's Center 2000 N. Elgin Street Muncie, IN COST : FREE • Kids Corner Child Care 765-284-4869 This school- aged program offers before and after school child care.The program also offers child care in emergency school closings, early releases from school, and services during school vacations. A summer camp program is available as well. CHILD CARE VOUCHERS EXPECTED

  5. About Chad Johnson • 9 year old Hispanic Boy • Son of a single mother • Father has been absent most of his life • Spends a lot of time with Grandma • Starting to act out in school

  6. Struggles Chad Faces • Growing up with out a father figure • Not enough time with this mother • Bouncing back from home and Grandma’s • Mom is stressed out due to money, school, and bills

  7. Community Resources for Chad • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County 765-284-4141 In this community program, children are matched in a one-on-one friendship with a screened and trained volunteer. These volunteers acts as mentors and role models to the children in the program. Volunteers must commit to building a quality and consistent relationship with their assigned friend. 220 N. Walnut Street Muncie, IN COST: FREE • Boy Scouts of America 765-288-0223 Boy Scouts of America aims at serving others by helping to instill values in young minds. Young boys who become a Boy Scout are more prepared to make ethical decisions and achieve their full potential. COST: FREE • YMCA After School Program 765-288-4448 The after school program provides a variety of daily activities such as swimming, crafts, tutoring, karate, and games. Activities are supervised by a structured staff. This program is geared to encourage young children to remain free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 3818 South Madison Street Muncie, IN

  8. Opportunities for Geri and Chad to Give Back to the Community. Blood-N-Fire Ministries 765- 747-0872 300 N. Madison St. Muncie, IN 47305 Contact Person: Kyra Hainlen Blood-N-Fire invests in the youth, the poor and the nations and provides services to the community including a weekly community meal, monthly food distribution, seasonal clothing assistance, and ministry to homebound residents. Volunteers are needed to help with the weekly meal and outreach on Saturdays at 4p.m, help with general yard and building maintenance, and assistance with sorting and staffing in the clothing store. Christian Ministries 765-288-0601401 E. Main St. Muncie, IN 47305Contact Person: Becki Clock Christian Ministries is a social service agency providing assistance to Delaware County residents. This assistance includes a homeless shelter for single women with children, a homeless shelter for families, seasonal sleeping room for homeless men, food pantry, emergency assistance with rent and utilities, re-sale shop, Fresh Start program for clients moving out of shelters, participation in the Hearts and Hands Tools for School and Coats against Cold programs, and other assistance. Volunteers are needed to donate Clothes, school supplies, household items, adopt a family for Christmas, and help in the food pantry. Other possible volunteer opportunities in Delaware County can be found at : http://teamworkql.org/Teamwork/article.php?spid=5&spmid=34&id=38