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

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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

A.C.T. (Assisting Children through Transition) – This class is for parents separating or divorcing, with the focus on the children’s needs, also understanding Legal Issues and how to talk to your ex- partner. (One/4 hour session)
Location: Wayne CAP Education Build, 7190 Ridge Rd., NY 14551 $30.00 Fee
Dates: April 14th, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lyons United Methodist Church, 93 William Street, Lyons, NY 14489

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.

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Support WayneCAP One Dime at a Time!

Help your community with the change that you find in your sofa!!
Dime-at-a-Time Fundraiser

Do you know how much a 16 oz. Bottle of water can be worth?

Do you know how much your dimes are worth?

The answer: $90.00!!

Step 1: Get a bottle of water.
Step 2: Drink the water. =)
Step 3: Through the month of March, put all your spare dimes in the water bottle.
Step 4: Voila! You’ve raised $90!!!!

So what are you waiting for?
This is the easiest possible fundraiser – great for kids of all ages!

And to make things a little more interesting…the person who has collected the most bottles filled with dimes by the end of MARCH will receive a special prize!

Please share this great fundraising idea with your team, family and friends!


dime bottle        =       $90.00!!



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WayneCAP Works Now Accepting Applications for Valuable Job Training!


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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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Help WayneCAP Reach Our Goals!

Help WayneCAP reach our goals to better serve the community!

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Are YOU Ready for Tax Season?

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It’s that time again… tax season!!

Are you ready? The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Wayne County Action Program, Inc. is ready with trained volunteer tax counselors! They are available to assist seniors and low income families with their tax returns between the months of February and March at no cost!  New for this year’s for filing are steps related to health insurance from the Affordable Care Act.

For an appointment, please call 315-665-0131 extension 210.

The time goes quickly so get your spot reserved early!

If you would rather do your own taxes you can with myFreeTaxes.com

The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals both online and in person.

MyFreeTaxes.com is safe, easy, secure, and 100-percent free.

Qualifications: Individuals or families must have a combined income of $57,000 or less and must have an e-mail address.

If you have questions regarding your filing with myFreeTaxes, you may contact us at: 315-359-7515 or email lucia.monroe@waynecap.org

Or visit the following link:



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Make a Difference with AmazonSmile!

Make a difference while you shop!

Complete your holiday shopping online with AmazonSmile! At NO cost to you, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to WayneCAP.

Follow these simple instructions in the link below to help your community this season through WayneCAP:


Helping People. Changing Lives.


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12.2.14 ROC The Day for Wayne CAP! 12.2.14

 This year the Wayne County Action Program, Inc. is delighted to be participating in the 4nd annualROC the Day 24 hour fundraising event hosted by the United Way of Rochester!

This is YOUR chance ROC the Day for Wayne CAP at www.roctheday.org

Any major credit or debit card as well as PayPal are accepted methods of payment for donations.

Sorry no checks or cash!

Wayne CAP in Cyber-Space!

Stay connected with Wayne CAP electronically…its EASY!

 Website: www.waynecap.org : The website features a scrolling news feed on the front page so the most up to date news, from our Directors is right at your fingertips!  Explore our new site and learn more about Wayne CAP!  Also on the website is an entire section dedicated to ROC the Day, where visitors can learn about ROC the Day, and how they can help Wayne CAP!

Visit our new website at www.waynecap.org

 Facebook: www.facebook.com/waynecap1966  : Wayne CAP has an agency Facebook, to disseminate news, events, programs and services in a fun, fast and professional way!  Facebook is a wonderful tool for Wayne CAP to allow past participants of our programs, volunteers and employees to stay connected to the agency and one another!

Like us at www.facebook.com/waynecap1966 for all the latest Wayne CAP news!

 Advantage After School ProgramWe have a student in whose afterschool attendance this year was sporadic at first.  He was having trouble completing the homework assigned to him.  This was causing him to get poor grades.  Around the same time he started going with us to the Trail of Hope during program.  He really started to connect with the activities we were working on.  As a result he began to attend program more and more regularly and currently comes nearly every day.  This improvement in attendance allowed us to provide help during Homework Harbor.  He has been getting his homework done much more often and his teachers report that he has really begun to improve his grades.

ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org

Head StartOne little boy has come a long way. When he first came into the classroom he was very low with his language and wouldn’t play with the other kids. He would play in the same area just not with them. He also wouldn’t participate in music and movement or large group activities because he became too overwhelmed. He is now using complete sentences. He plays with the other children in the classroom and asked them to play with him. The support found in the Head Start program has changed this child’s life! ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org


Senior Services An older woman called the office around noon to request a ride for an appointment to the Hearing Doctor in Clifton Springs. She said that her family agreed that they would bring her, but three times had cancelled out on their promises. Her problem was that her appointment was for that afternoon. The Volunteer Transportation Corps requires a 7-10 day notice for appointments because it is nearly impossible to find a volunteer to drive on such a short notice. However, her doctor’s office had an opening for the following afternoon and on the second call to or volunteers, we found a willing driver! This woman was very appreciative to get a ride! ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org


Success Center / Transitional House - Being in transition is never an easy task and it can have negative repercussion on your attitude as it did for one resident at our Transitional House. After a time of negative behavior, our resident realized that it was hindering their ability to accomplish their goals.  Our staff worked with the resident to make amends with those she had had a negative attitude with, began volunteering and has successfully completed their stay at the Success Center!

ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org

Wayne CAP WorksA student from a previous Wayne Table Works class had a goal to work at a local grocery chain, and work his way up from there.  He excelled in the class, and showed perseverance and dedication to reach his goals. Shortly after his successful completion of the class he reached his initial goal of gaining employment at the local grocery chain! Showing that Wayne Table Works…works! ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org

WeatherizationThis month we are pleased to report on a client who was recently served by our Energy Reduction Services program. Upon Audit inspection, completion of services and client education this dwelling realized a 21% reduction in household electrical consumption which equates to $298 of annual savings. Additionally this dwelling will realize a 41.63 mm BTU reduction in heating losses which equates to $583 of annual savings. This family will be living in a safer, more energy efficient living situation for many years to come. ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org

Youth and Family InterventionFrom a Mom attending Parent Enhancement Programming:

“I have learned more about helping my kids and myself. The classes made me better to handle things with the kids the right way instead of the wrong way. I learned how to deal with difficulties. I learned how to keep myself calm and work with my son… If I didn’t take these classes nothing would get better for me or my kids. I like being in the classes to learn more things. I like the people who do the classes because they do a good job, I have respect for them, and I like meeting other people in the class. I would tell others of these classes.”This client will be reunited with their children in the next few weeks.  

ROC the Day for Wayne CAP: www.roctheday.org


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