Current Program

Food Security

Our Backpack Feeding Program is aimed at filling the gaps for those children that may not have enough food or the proper foods our bodies need to function. Qualified children will be handed a bag of food each week for 30 weeks of the 2017-18 school year.

Our Community Meal Program will supply the community with one hot meal a month and special meals during the holidays.

According to the USDA, food insecurity conditions occur frequently during the year.

 

  • About one-fourth of households with very low food security at any time during the year experienced it rarely or occasionally—in only 1 or 2 months of the year. For three-fourths, very low food security recurred in 3 or more months of the year.
  • For about one-fourth of food-insecure households and one-third of those with very low food security, the occurrence was frequent or chronic.
  • On average, households that were food insecure at some time during the year were food insecure in 7 months during the year.
  • On average, households with very low food security at some time during the year experienced it in 7 months during the year and in 1 to 7 days in each of those months.

Perceptions

 

Hope Empowerment project introduces our violence pervention program "PERCEPTIONS". Perceptions is designed to educate high school males who are either reintegrated back into the school system from the justice system or like, or for those (male) youth who are exhibiting at- risk behaviors on the consequences of gun and gender violence. This program will be implemented at West Mifflin High School starting the 2017-18 school year.

Programs in Development

Connections

 

Connecting families to vital services

Conduct a needs assessment to see what gaps need to be filled and make appropriate recommendations.

 

Motherhood/Fatherhood initiative

Work with the parents of children involved in mentor-ship programming.

 

 

Mentoring

 

Early Prevention 

Working with schools and student-centered organizations to engage students who are exhibiting at-risk behaviors.

Reintegration

 Working with the court system to reintegrate youth back into the community successfully to reduce recidivism.