Neighborhood Place partners offer services and workshops in February that will benefit the entire family including a prom dress drive to help make prom more affordable for families in need; the launch of a Weekly Resource School with an array of topics; two foster parent recruitment meetings and much more. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below.
Feb. 1 – Mar. 16, The Butterfly Effect Prom Dress Drive at NorthWest Neighborhood Place
Call 485-7230 for more information. Donations of prom dresses, shoes, accessories, as well as tuxedo rental vouchers are all requested to assist with the “Butterfly Effect Prom Event” on March 27. Drop off donations to NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St. weekdays between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by March 16. Sponsored in collaboration with Destinee Germany, Miss Black Kentucky, in addition to Academy at Shawnee Youth Services and Jefferson County Public Schools.
Feb. 2, Energy Management Workshop at the Fairdale Branch Library
Located at the Fairdale Branch Library, 10620 West Manslick Rd. Call 363-1483 for registration. Project Warm’s free workshops help families take control of their energy usage and learn “do-it-yourself” energy-saving tips. Free supplies will be distributed at the end of the workshop such as clear plastic/tape for windows, caulk to seal openings around windows and sealing foam. Sponsored by Project Warm in collaboration with South Jefferson Neighborhood Place and Fairdale Branch Library.
Feb. 5, 7, 13 and 20, Community Dental Care Information Sessions
Call 502-366-4442 for more information. Community Dental Care is a full-sedental organization designed to increase access to health care in communities with the goal of improving the overall health of the population. Representatives will be on site to provide information about services offered, to assist in scheduling appointments for dental needs as well as offer no cost dental screenings.
Feb. 6, 7, 8 and 22, Weekly Resource School at Bridges Neighborhood Place
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Contact Nannette Bertram Dix at 634-6057 to RSVP and for more information. The Bridges of Hope staff is teaming up with an array of service providers to provide weekly programming and resources focusing on substance prevention, self-sufficiency, health, safety and resiliency. All workshops are free and open to the public.
Feb 6 and Feb. 12, ElderCare 4 Families Employment Recruitment
Call 244 -8446 for more information. Located at 1503 Rangeland Road (T. J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24). Call 313-4700 for more information. An employment recruiter will be on-hand for ElderCare 4 Families, a non-medical in homecare service for seniors provide help with cooking, cleaning, laundry and personal care.
Mondays and Thursdays, YMCA’s “Caring and Learning with Me” program at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd., side of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Call Keyonna Humphrey at 974-8457 for more information and to register. This free program provides a wonderful learning environment for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers focusing on play and exploration. The adult caregiver is required to attend with the children and you may also bring other children ages (0-2). Sponsored by the YMCA with support from First Neighborhood Place.
Feb. 8, 15 and 22 , Work and Learn Program for K-TAP Recipients Info Session at South Central Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 502-213-2284 for more information. Individuals who are receiving K-TAP can come learn about campus and community resources for students, as well as work-study jobs. Students can work on-campus or off-campus, even in your field study.
Feb. 8, 20 and 28, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower
Contact Mendy Mason at 341-5400 to RSVP or for more information. A Healthy Journey for Two is an educational baby shower open to any expectant mothers. The class will include a range of information and resources, as well as free baby items, gift cards, prizes, and snacks. Hosted by Seven Counties and KIDSNow. Fathers are welcome but must be registered.
Feb 13, Blood Pressure Checks at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 313-4635 for more information. Louisville Metro Health and Wellness health educators will provide free blood pressure checks.
Feb. 13 and 22, Foster Parent Recruitment Meeting
Detailed information will be provided on the requirements and process of how to become a foster or adoptive parent. Information such as an explanation of foster care, special needs adoption, and information on foster parent training classes will be provided. Sponsored by Kentucky Foster Care and the training classes will be provided. Sponsored by Kentucky Foster Care and the Special Needs Adoption Program.
Feb. 13, Healthy Living Club at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1 – 2 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place, Call 363-1483 for more information. Classes are open to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge to live a better and more fulfilling life. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss healthy living and to get the support you need to eat better, get active, and lose weight. This month, a representative from Community Dental will be on hand to provide free dental screenings and also to discuss positive dental hygiene at any age. Free dental supplies for those that attend. Come and join the fun and fellowship.
Feb. 15, African American Read-In U at Southwick Community Center 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Located at 3621 Southern Ave. Call 313-4635 for more information. In honor of Black History Month, join in this celebration of black authors via readings, dancing, and music. Sponsored by Ujima Neighborhood Place.
Beginning Feb. 22, Cooking Matters Class at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 772-8588 to register for this class. Join this free, six-week cooking class to learn about healthy eating, cook in class, and take home a bag of groceries each week. All participants must meet income eligibility requirements. Sponsored by Family Health Center and Dare to Care.
Feb. 22, Passport Health Care Community Engagement, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market St. Call 313.4892 for more information. Representatives from Passport Health Care will be onsite to provide one-on-one consultations and discuss plan benefits and options. This is a great opportunity as Passport aims to raise awareness and educate the community about the Passport Health Plan mission.
Feb. 26, Diabetes Education Classes at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 502-772-8588 to sign up. This information session is provided monthly to assist in learning the latest information on managing diabetes including healthy eating, developing an active lifestyle, taking medications and reducing health risks. Sponsored by Family Health Center.
Beginning Feb. 28, Freedom from Smoking Classes at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 772-8588 to register or for more information. Join this weekly group on Wednesdays for seven weeks to get the support you need to be free from smoking, Support will be provided on stress management, creating a personal plan and avoiding weight gain. All classes are free. Sponsored by the Family Health Centers.