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Title: STRONG FAMILIES


1
STRONG FAMILIES
  • Good Neighborhoods Action Team
  • June 17, 2008

2
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

3
Our Teams Long-Term Objectives
  • Link Cody/Rouge families with appropriate
    resources and monitor the resources for
    effectiveness
  • Present a series of on-going workshops that are
    focused on enhancing strong families
  • Explore options for neighborhood food pantries

4
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?

5
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 familys main concerns and help
    link the families to the appropriate resources

6
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

7
Workshops for strong families
  • Home maintenance
  • Childrearing
  • Youth empowerment
  • Starting block clubs
  • Budgeting and saving
  • Home ownership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Starting a small business
  • Health care
  • Nutrition
  • After-school programs
  • How youth can talk with parents
  • Substance abuse
  • Raising grandchildren
  • Career education
  • Financial aid and scholarships for college

8
Workshops for strong families
  • The 1st Annual Cody/Rouge Family Fun Day
  • Dont miss it August 16, 2008 from 1200-500 pm
    at St. Suzanne
  • Well 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!

9
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

10
We Cant 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

11
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

12
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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