BI-MONTHLY MEETING :: Next  Meeting: Friday, Sept. 24th, 2010 at 9 AM @ Vernon Senior Center

Meeting dates

Leadership Workgroup Schedule

Calendar of Greater Vernon, CT Events


The Vernon Community Network 
is a collaboration of providers that will identify and
coordinate
Social Service, Health,
Educational and
Economic Development resources 
for the enhancement of the community.


National Night Out 

Tuesday, August 3 5-8 PM

http://rockvillect.com/RCA/NNO-2010.htm for more information

COME VISIT OUR VCN MEMBERS AT NNO!

To participate, please register with Alan Slobodien

870-3555 or aslobodien@vernon-ct.gov


E-mail Alan Slobodien - aslobodien@vernon-ct.gov


April 2009 VCN Member Surveys

NEW

VCN-Surveys-April_2009.pdf


Current membership

Click for VCN Application 2010-2011

Church of the Risen Savior

Community Child Guidance  

Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.  

Eastconn-Head Start

East Hartford Community Health Care 

FOODSHARE, Inc.

Forensic Health Services/MHM Services

Genesis Center (CHR)

Hockanum Industries

Hockanum Valley Community Council

Mary Jackson (Individual)

KIDSAFE CT

Rockville Church of the Nazarene

Rockville Community Alliance

Rockville Downtown Association, Inc.

Rockville United Methodist Church

St. Bartholomew Church

St. John's Episcopal Church

Tri Town Shelter Services, Inc.

Union Congregational Church

United Way of Central and Northeastern CT

Vernon Assembly of God

Vernon Community Health Services

Vernon Family Resource Center

Vernon Parks and Recreation

Vernon Pupil Personnel Services

Vernon Reads-CRT

Vernon Regional Adult Education

Vernon School Readiness

Vernon Senior Center

Vernon Social Services

Vernon Youth Services

YMCA - Indian Valley

 

Membership information: 


Angela Atwater 860/872-1918

Executive Director
KIDSAFE CT
 19 Elm Street
Rockville, CT 06066

  


Summary of Visioning Session 

6/6/08

Background:  At the annual meeting on June, 6 2008, Rich Tariff led the group in a brainstorming exercise in regards to where the Vernon Community Network (VCN) should be putting its efforts over the course of the next year.  

The following is a summary of ideas that were presented:

  • A VCN Directory and a Juvenile Review Board initiative were unanimously agreed upon.

  • The need for a Community Center in Rockville since many members are hearing that there isn’t anything to do in town from local youth.

  • The need for a crisis team to connect agencies in a major town event such as a house fire, gang incident, etc. 

  • The VCN may want to connect with additional faith groups in order to strengthen the VCN. 

  • The need for increased public relations for VCN.  A suggestion was made to have a PR subcommittee.  Another suggestion was made to have a VCN information table at local events.

  • The need for increased personal growth training since the April session was so well received.

  • The need for transitional living and what this group could contribute.

  •  The need for increased inter-agency communication to increase our knowledge about specific agency programs.

  • A suggestion was made to put a VCN advertisement into the adult education catalog.
     


 

VCN Meeting Dates

 2010-2011- VCN Meeting dates

 Aug. 18, 2010

Exec. Committee

10:00

9 Elm Street

Sept. 24, 2010

VCN mtg.

9:00

Vernon Senior Center

November 10, 2010

Exec. Committee

10:00

9 Elm Street

Dec. 3, 2010

VCN mtg.

9:00

Vernon Senior Center

January 12, 2011

Exec. Committee

10:00

9 Elm Street

 Feb. 18, 2011

VCN mtg.

9:00

Vernon Senior Center

 March 16, 2011

Exec. Committee

10:00

9 Elm Street

 April 29, 2011

VCN mtg.

9:00

Vernon Senior Center

  May 4, 2011

Exec. Committee

10:00

9 Elm Street

 June 3, 2011

VCN  Annual Mtg.

11:30

Vernon Senior Center

Leadership Workgroup Schedule

Vernon Community Network - Community Planning Grant  

LEADERSHIP WORKGROUP (LWG)  

2009 MEETING CALENDAR
ALL MEETINGS 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 
the 3rd Friday of each month

Special meetings 

LWG Members – Oct. 16 we will meet on this already scheduled date, and extend our time from 9-11 now to 9-1:00. Lunch will be provided. Do not need to come at 8:30. You should come regardless of which committee you are also on.

LWG – November 20th we will meet on this already scheduled date, and extend our time from 9-11 now to 9-12:00. Do not need to come at 8:30. You should come regardless of which committee you are also on.

LWG – December 18th – same as November 20th

Committee MembersHealth (Content Area Experts in addition to the LWG) – October 16 and whichever additional October date is the most popular on the Doodle results will be focused on Health. Please plan to attend the 2 sessions in October.

Committee Members- Education (Content Area Experts in addition to the LWG) - November 20 and whichever additional November date is the most popular on the Doodle for November will be focused on Education. Please plan to attend the two sessions in November.

 

 2009
March 20
April 16
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18
 2009
October 16, 9:00-1:00 – LWG & Health Committee
October 30, 9:00-12:00 – LWG & Health Committee
November 6, 9:00-1:00 – LWG & Education Committee
November 20, 9:00-12:00 – LWG & Education Committee
December 9, 9:00-1:00 – LWG & All Committees
December 18, 9:00-12:00 – LWG & All Committees
 2010

The next LWG meeting is September 17, 2010, 9-11 at YSB.

Healthy Cmte. meeting is Wed June 30th 9:30-11:30 at Kidsafe.

The Vernon School Readiness Collaborative (VSRC) is meeting to discuss the Plan on June 29th. 2010 @ VYSB

E-Mail

essentialoutcomes (at) sbcglobal.net   Cynthia Guerreri

 

 

VCN Member Survey-April-2009.pdf 

VCN members, please return to Alan Slobodien by April 2

 

NEWS

 

 

PROGRAMS THAT HELP PEOPLE IN CONNECTICUT

A guide for agencies (2006-2008 Edition)

Connecticut Association for Human Services

Community Relations Department  - Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P)

Programs That Help People in Connecticut is an overview of federal, state, and local programs that provide assistance to Connecticut residents. The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) verified and updated the information in this booklet and Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) provided the printing and publishing. We thank everyone who supplied information for this 2006-2008 edition.

THIS BOOKLET SHOULD BE USED AS A GUIDE as it contains only brief descriptions of complex programs whose guidelines, eligibility levels, and funding are subject to change. Since this booklet is printed every other year, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHECK WITH THE ADMINISTERING AGENCY FOR CURRENT INFORMATION.

click here for 55 page PDF file


 

 

 

 

VCN Online Gazette

Monthly updates, news and job postings

 

    

click pictures for more information

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

for more details, click on the event

Donations of Personal Hygiene Products needed  click here
       
       
       
       

Vernon community service agencies form single network
By Jason Rowe, Journal Inquirer
05/02/2006

VERNON - More than 20 community service agencies are joining forces to improve services to local residents.

For roughly a year, the Vernon Community Network has been working to find better ways to serve townspeople and to improve community relations by pooling resources and learning more about the various service organizations in town. More...


SPECIAL EXTRA EDITION!

 

New Vernon School Readiness Council WEBSITE! 

www.vernonschoolreadiness.org

GREAT NEWS! Now you can read the Vernon School Readiness Newsletter ONLINE at your convenience! Easy access to answers to all your questions: 

v    
Background and Members of the Vernon School Readiness Council - who are we?
v     Mission Statement - what are our goals?
v    
Calendar of Events - when are our meetings? When are other events happening?
v    
Meeting Agendas and Minutes - what do we do at our meetings?
v    
Projects and Activities - what other events do we sponsor?
v    
Newsletters - catch up on prior newsletters you may have missed 
v    
Helpful Links - links to local agencies as well as other great sources of information on early childhood learning 

 

 

Click on topics of interest 

 

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For more information about the
Vernon Community Network
contact:

Additional Planning Committee Members

Paula Claydon - Vernon Social Services Director


Ozzie Ramos – Vernon Youth Services, Counselor

Rich Tariff - EastConn



Vernon Community Network members past & present

1

Eastern AHEC

Debbie Becker

(860)376-1600

dbecker.ahec@snet.net 

2

Indian Valley YMCA

John Reilly

872-7329

john.reilly@ghymca.org 

3

Cornerstone Foundation
http://www.cornerstone-rockville.org/

John Ryan

871-1823

j.ryan@snet.net 

4

St. Bartholomew Youth Ministry

Vicky Rispoli

533-1855, 2

varispoli@aol.com 

5

Planned Parenthood of CT
http://www.ppct.org/

 

Mona Sullivan
Planned Parenthood
of Connecticut
419 West Middle Tpke.
Manchester, CT  06040

643-1607

mona.sullivan@ppct.org 

6

Eastconn Vernon Head Start
 http://www.eastconn.org/

Christy Gademsky

870-3743

cgademsky@eastconn.org 

7

Vernon Social Services

Paula Claydon

896-2376

pclaydon@sbcglobal.net 

8

Hockanum Industries
http://www.hockanumindustries.org/

Joan H. McMahon
Executive Director
Hockanum Industries
40 Hale Street
Vernon, CT 06066

PH: 860-871-6724
FAX: 860-875-0750

jmcmahon@hockanumindustries.org
 

9

Hockanum Valley Community Council
http://www.hvcchelps.org/

David A. Engelson
HVCC

Executive Director

872-9825

dengelson@hvcchelps.org 

10

Vernon Senior Center
http://www.vernon-ct.gov/seniorcenter.html

Penny Rand

870-3680

Penny.rand@ci.vernon.ct.us 

11

ECHN Family Resource Center

Tess MacKenzie

875-5771

tessmackenzie@hotmail.com 

12

Cornerstone's Emergency Shelter

 

875-6343

j.ryan@snet.net 

13

The Cornerstone Foundation
http://www.cornerstone-rockville.org/

 

870-0500
Clothing Bank

j.ryan@snet.net 

14

Vernon Police
http://www.vernon-ct.gov/police.html

Chief Kenny

872-9126

 

15


Tri-Town Shelter

http://www.tri-townshelterservices.org/

Pieter Nijssen

875-9702

pnijssen@sbcglobal.net 

16

Community Child Guidance Clinic

Elizabeth O'Reilly

643-2101

bor@ccgcinc.org 

17

ECHN Women's Wellness Center

Kathleen Porter

872-5253

kporter@echn.org 

18

KIDSAFE CT
http://www.kidsafect.org/

Angela F. Atwater Executive Director
KIDSAFE CT
 19 Elm Street
Rockville, CT 06066

PH: 872-1918
Fax 872-8066

aatwater@kidsafect.com 

19

Aids/HIV Outreach Services Program

Leigh Duffy

423-4534, x319

Leigh.Duffy@wrccinc.org 

20

Vernon Region Adult Education
http://vrabe.org/

Carl Mandell

870-6000, x140

cmandell@vernon-ct.gov 

21

Vernon Youth Services
http://www.vernon-ct.gov/youth_services.html

Alan Slobodien

870-3555

aslobodien-ys@sbcglobal.net 

22

Rockville Community Alliance
http://www.rockvillect.com/RCA/RCA.htm

Bryan Flint

875-1044

BryanFlint@aol.com 

23 Fetal and Infant Mortality Review- Manchester Hospital.   Candy Parker   cparker@echn.org 
24 Crossroads Church
www.crossroadsinfo.com 
Pastor Tom Walsh 872-1154 tom@crossroadsinfo.com 
25 Vernon Social Services Paula Claydon 896-2375 pclaydon@sbcglobal.net 
26 FOODSHARE

www.foodshare.org

George Lombard, Community Programs Coordinator,
450 Woodland Ave. Bloomfield, CT 06002-1342
860-286-9999, 286-7860 (F)
 
  glombardo@secondharvest.org


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