Neighborhood Place partners have planned numerous events and resources to benefit the entire family in March. Activities include the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, a prom dress giveaway, a summer opportunities resource fair, a mindfulness workshop and much more. To learn more about these offerings, please refer to the list below.
March 4, 11, 12, and March 21, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at three locations
Passport Members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to 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. Passport members will receive a $10 retail gift card for attending.
March 4, Foster Parent/Adoption Information Meeting at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 6 – 8 p.m.
Located at 4018 NorthWest Neighborhood Place. Call 595-5437 (KIDS) for more information. 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.
March 5, Free Energy Management Workshop at First Neighborhood Place, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd. Call 313-4700 for reservations. 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. Reservations are required to reserve materials.
Tuesdays, March 5 – April 9, Learn Mindfulness Workshop at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1 – 2 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. For more information or registration call Polly Mayer @ 363-1483.
Six one-hour classes that will help you gain insights and techniques to build your own meditation practice, discover your interior stillness, and learn positive coping skills rooted in kindness and compassion. Classes are offered FREE by the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center and the Mindfulness Mentors.
March 7, Sodexo Hiring Opportunitiesat First Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Road (T.J. Middle School in the W.D. Bruce Building – door #24). Call 313-4700 for more information. Sodexo, a food-service agency, will provide on-the-spot interviews for positions with Jewish Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and University of Louisville Hospital. Bring your resume and be prepared for an interview. This is one of Sodexo’s busiest hiring seasons. Stop by if you are looking for employment that can lead to a full-time or part-time position.
March 11, The Center for Women and Families Outreach at First Neighborhood Place, 1- 3:30 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd (door #24) side of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. For more information, contact Nayelyi Sanchez, Domestic Violence Advocate at (502) 581-7270. Staff with the Center for Women and Families will be on-hand to give an overview of their services which include trauma-informed advocacy and support for qualified families and individuals with supportive services; emergency shelter; sexual assault services; housing; children’s services and more.
March 12 and 14, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at two locations
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. For more information, contact Mendy Mason at 502-341-5400.
March 14, Passport Health Care Community Engagement at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 for more information. Passport Members are invited to join with representatives from Passport Health Care for one-on-one consultations to 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.
March 15, Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, 9 a.m. – noon
Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment E-Bus will be at NorthWest Neighborhood Place to assist our community with financial matters such as viewing your credit report, fraud awareness and prevention, home ownership seminars and information on how to avoid foreclosure. For more information, contact Adam Hall at email@example.com.
March 20, “Addiction 101: Moving Forward” at the Portland Branch Library, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Located at 3305 Northwestern Pkwy. Call Nannette Dix at 634-6057 for information. Part of the “Addiction 101” series, this event will continue the conversations about the effect that drug and alcohol abuse and addictions have on families and communities. The theme of this event “Moving Forward” will focus on what has been working and what else needs to be done to help individuals move on from drug addiction.
March 20, 7th Annual Butterfly Effect Prom Event at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market St. Call 313-4892 for more information. Prom is an exciting yet expensive time for many community families. The Butterfly Effect Prom Event will help match donated dresses, shoes and accessories with students in need of assistance. ALL donations of prom attire (dresses, shoes, accessories such as bags and jewelry), restaurant gift cards and hygiene items are greatly appreciated and are being collected through March 9. Sponsored by NorthWest Neighborhood Place and the Family Youth Resource Center at the Academy of Shawnee.
March 20, Colon Health Screening Information Booth at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Call 772-8588 for more information. Stop by and receive information on Colon Health. Information on free Colon Health Screening kits will be available. Sponsored by Family Health Center.
March 23, SOAR (Summer Opportunities And Resource Fair) at DuValle Education Center/Carter Gym, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 313-4635 for more information. Come speak with several agencies that will provide families with information regarding summer programs, camps, and other summer activities for youth and teens. Also featured will be healthy eating workshops, information about summer scholarship opportunities and door prizes. Sponsored by Ujima, Bridges of Hope and Cane Run Neighborhood Places, JCPS and the Villages at Park DuValle.
Tuesdays, Starting March 26 – April 30, Healthier Meals, Healthier Me Class at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place. Registrations is required by calling 772-8588. A six week class to learn more about healthy eating, meal planning on a budget and more. Persons can still attend who have participated before, but will not be able to earn a slow-cooker.