Friday, Dec 13, 2013
Community Expo: A Summit of Hope
Date(s) & Time(s)::
April 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Location: Third Baptist Church, 1102 E. Boulevard St., Marion, IL
Phone: Paula Clark, Jackson County Health Dept.: (618) 684-3143, ext. 160
This Summit is designed to provide a “one-stop” environment for the local parolee to obtain the necessary assistance to move past barriers which may be preventing him or her from leading a successful life. A crime-free, productive life for the recently released translates into a safer community for everyone!Return to event list.
This community expo is a joint effort of District 5 Parole Office, Jackson County Health Department, and TASC (Treatment Alternatives for a Safe Community). The Summit will provide the necessary services to guide and assist the recently released population with needed services. These are individuals who are trying to put their lives back together and are struggling every day to locate the services they need, in order to be a productive part of our communities.
Services that will be offered include: State identification, counseling, transportation, food, clothing, shelter, child support services, primary health care referrals, screening for blood pressure, vision, HIV testing and care, veterans’ information, Social Security Administration, employment services, mock interviews, education/training services and a variety of other social service agencies. Numerous faith-based organizations are also lending a helping hand to assist this group to get back on the right track and to stay there.
Local Parole Offices have invited parolees to attend. Reaching out to this group will help eliminate the obstacles and expedite each individual’s chance to become a positive member of their community.
By the end of the day, the participants should be well equipped with the many needed resources, referrals and materials to be well on their way to a successful life!
If you would like more information on the Summit of Hope, please visit our website.
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