Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds Available for Wayne County


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APRIL 14, 2015
CONTACT: Donna Johnson: donna.johnson@waynecap.org

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Funds Available for Wayne County
Wayne County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency, under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.
Wayne County has been chosen to receive $4,697.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America; The Salvation Army; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made of Wayne County agencies and representatives will determine how the funds awarded to Wayne County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) Be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) Have an accounting system, 4) Practice nondiscrimination, 5) Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) If they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary Board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Wayne County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter fund previously with Wayne County Action Program, Inc. and Home Meal Services, Inc. These agencies were responsible for documenting the food and shelter assistance they provided to community members in need.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds can download an application from www.waynecap.org or email Local Board Chair Dan Pope, dspope3@rochester.rr.com , for an application. The deadline for applications to be received is 12 noon, Friday, April 24.

Click on the link below for the application:

Phase 32 EFSP Application

Group Workshops For Parents


Youth and Family Intervention Program
Parent Enhancement
“Strengthening Families to Strengthen Our Future”
“Group Workshops for Parents” 2015(Revised 3/12/2015)

• Free Childcare available – MUST CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

•New York State Certified Program
• Court Recognized Program

Financial statement required for all participants


P.I.N.E (Parents Interested in Nurturing Effectively) – Positive strategies to enhance parenting skills to help with discipline issues and to help strengthen the family bond. Topics include role modeling, family rules, child development, discipline vs. punishment and alternatives to physical punishment. (Six/ 3 hour sessions) $30.00 Fee
Date: May 4th – June 15th, 2015 (Mondays) No class Memorial Day
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bible Baptist Church of Sodus, 6181 Ridge Rd., Sodus, NY 14551

Staying Connected with Your Teen – Bonding skills designed for parents and their 12 – 18 year old teens to increase communication and decrease at risk behaviors. Five (2.5 hour sessions) $30.00 Fee
Dates: April 28th – May 26th, 2015 (Tuesdays)
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Incredible Years Basic: (Ages 3-8) Focuses on promoting your child’s social and emotional competence and ways to help your child be successful in the home, school, and community. Includes: Child directed play, Academic persistence, Social and emotional coaching, Establishing rules&, predictable routines, promoting responsibility, as well as Setting clear respectful limits, and following through. (10/ 2.5hr sessions).
No Fee For This Workshop!
Location: Clyde Head Start, 214 East Dezeng Street, Clyde, NY 14433
Date: April 15th – June 17th, 2015 (Wednesdays)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. No Fee

TO REGISTER OR FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION CALL 315-483-8080 OR contact sharon.clovis@waynecap.org and/or emmalea.burnell@waynecap.org


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*Fees for classes are now accepted through PayPal and credit card at WayneCAP.org.  When using these new payment methods, please contact the Youth and Family Intervention Program to ensure that payment was accepted.

WayneCAP Survey


The NYS Dept. of State charges all Community Action Agencies with completing a Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment, every three years. In 2015, Wayne CAP will be completing such a document for Wayne County.
Thank you for taking the time to help us put together a true and objective picture of the circumstances facing our county.

Please take a few minutes to give us your observations and opinions in the following survey. It is completely anonymous, and a great way to make your voice heard!

Click here to take the survey:

WayneCAP Survey

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Donald G. Colvin

Donald G. Colvin

Don Colvin 2014


01/18/1927     04/25/2014

Founder and Board Member Emeritus

As the longest, continually serving Town Supervisor in New York State,

Mr. Colvin served as Savannah Town Supervisor from 1959 – 2007;

functioning as Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors from 1966 – 1972.

Mr. Colvin was instrumental in working with the federal government to found

Wayne County Action Program, Inc.

Tirelessly working for the people of Wayne County as an agency Board Member

and Chairman of the agency’s Board of Directors for nearly half a century.



Our staff ~ past, present and future ~

Join with the people of Wayne County to honor a life spent in the successful service of so many.

Mr. Colvin, your legacy lives on through the work you have begun.



There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.

Walter Reuther