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Our goal: “All Vernon children birth to eighteen are safe, healthy and productive.”

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WELCOME TO THE
VERNON COMMUNITY NETWORK

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 5 pm

Annual Meeting

Vernon Senior Center, 26 Park Place, Rockville, CT

Next VCN Executive Committee Meeting August 5, 2014 at 10 am VYSB Offices

For Membership and Officers, click here

6/6/14-Meeting Agenda and announcements, click here

 

 

National Night Out - 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5-8 pm

The 31st anniversary of the National Night Out will be celebrated in communities all across the USA that evening.

 

Dear Friends,

On August 5th, from 5-8 pm the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) in conjunction with the Vernon Police Department, the Vernon Parks & Recreation Department and the Vernon Community Network will be sponsoring the National Night Out on the Green in downtown Rockville. This annual happening has attracted thousands of people to this family oriented event. There will be free entertainment, free exhibits, free demonstrations and FREE FOOD. (See attached)

WE WOULD LIKE YOUR GROUP TO PARTICIPATE!

We'll provide a 12' space for you to set up a booth to help you get your message out to the public. Many groups have brochures and give away little trinkets.
Please bring your own tables, chairs, banners, etc. 

Note: nothing is to be sold at the event BUT you can do sign-ups or book a party/event.

Click here for the Application & Participation Form

Rain date: August 6th.

Our Web Site is: www.RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org 
or www.RockvilleCT.org/nno 

Here you will see participants, sponsors, events, pictures and information.

There is no cost to participate but many groups are providing a $25 or $50 donation and/or gift basket to be raffled off that night. The funds raised are used to help defray the costs of the event. Checks can be made out to the RCA. This is NOT required to participate. We want you there.

Food, Entertainment and Ice Cream Sponsorships are also available. Please contact Tom DiDio for additional information.

> The RCA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution may be deductible. Please consult your tax professional. <


You can even send us your logo, photo's or anything else that may help us publicize your participation: NNO@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org  
Please contact us if you have any questions.

We realize that this event is not for everyone on our mailing list but we wish to be sure that you are aware of events happening in Rockville. If you would like to make a monetary donation or food item donation (hot dogs, buns, chips, drinks, etc) please let us know.

Thank you.

Tom DiDio

Participation Chair
Rockville Community Alliance
860.646.5320   (H)
860.380.7104   (C) 
thomas.didio@snet.net
                                                                                    National Night Out Application Form.pdf

 

Summer Lunch Schedule

The Town of Vernon announces its participation in the 2014 federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Nutritious lunches are provided to all children 18 years and under free of charge at the following sites:

Talcott Park Lunch
Elm Street 11:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23 – August 21, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

Henry Park, Lottie Fisk Building Lunch
Henry Park 11:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23– August 15, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

Maple Street School Lunch
20 Maple Street 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23– August 15, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

Park West Apartments Lunch
178 Terrace Drive 11:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23 – August 21, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

For more details about the Vernon Hunger Action Team, click here

On The Go? Text CTmeals to 877877 for summer meals sites near you!

 

1.
Henry Park
120 South Street
Vernon, CT 06066


2.
Talcott Park
Elm Street
Vernon, CT 06066


3.
Maple Street  School
20 Maple Street
Vernon, CT 06066


4.
Park West Apartments
178 Terrace Drive
Vernon, CT 06066

 

 

 

> 96,893 children in Connecticut are living in poverty – 12.1% of all children.

> 9.4% of Connecticut residents are living in poverty.

> There are 656,195 people in Connecticut living below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. This would be an annual income of $40,793 for a family of four.

> 11.4% of Connecticut residents are food insecure and 4.6% are very food insecure –  a 70%  increase from 2006.> Connecticut is the last in the nation for the number of schools with a school breakfast program. Only 58.4% of schools participate.

> Only 39.1 students participate in free and reduced price breakfast for every 100 in lunch.

> Connecticut would receive an additional $7.6 million federal dollars if the participation rate of school breakfast reached 60%.

> Connecticut’s SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) participation rate is 69%.

> Only 53% of the eligible working poor participate in the SNAP program. Many go to food pantries instead for food.> For every $1 spent on WIC funding, Connecticut saves $1.77-$3.13 on future medical costs.

> At any given time, 60,147 people participate in the WIC program – 46,916 of those are infants and children.

> Only 25.8 of every 100 low-income students that participate in school lunch also participate in summer nutrition. If participation reached 40, an additional 19,558 students would be reached and we would bring an additional $1.35 million federal dollars into the state.

 

On The Go? Text CTmeals to 877877 for summer meals sites near you!

 

 

 


Summer Lunch Schedule

The Town of Vernon announces its participation in the 2014 federally funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Nutritious lunches are provided to all children 18 years and under free of charge at the following sites:

Talcott Park Lunch
Elm Street 11:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23 – August 21, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

Henry Park, Lottie Fisk Building Lunch
Henry Park 11:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23– August 15, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

Maple Street School Lunch
20 Maple Street 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23– August 15, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

Park West Apartments Lunch
178 Terrace Drive 11:45a.m.-12:30p.m.
Vernon, CT 06066 June 23 – August 21, 2014, Monday-Friday (closed July 4th)

For more details about the Vernon Hunger Action Team, click here

Family Affirmation For Treatment Center, LLC

Summer Santa - Saturday, August 2nd,  9 am - 2 pm

 


Please contact Vernon Social Services 860/870-3661 before 7/31/14

 

 

 
Ending Hunger Through Community Involvement

How can you guarantee that your donation is the most effective
when supporting local charities
??????

FOOD DRIVE   or     FUND DRIVE?

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$4.79 through Foodshare or $4.79 Retail

 BEYOND FOOD DRIVES:
For more information, click here

The Vernon Hunger Action Team (HAT) brings together local government, schools, faith groups, businesses, nonprofit service providers and concerned residents to eliminate the problem of hunger in our community.    We collaborate to maximize available resources and work to identify any gaps in service. Our goal is to provide workable solutions to ensure that no Vernon resident goes hungry.


 

Next VCN meetings:


 


NEXT GENERAL MEETING:

 Oct 9th, 2014 @ 5 pm
  VCN ANNUAL MEETING    

  Vernon Senior Auditorium  
 26 Park Place, Rockville, CT  

NEXT VCN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING: 
Aug. 5, 2014 @ 10 am
9 Elm Street

 

 

Location of our meetings at Bev's Corner, 9 Elm Street, Rockville, CT 

Programs that Help People in Connecticut has been connecting Connecticut residents to federal, state, and local agencies for over twenty years. Need information? Need Help? Need Services? LOOK INSIDE!

The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) updates the program entries and Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) publishes this booklet. We are grateful to everyone who supplied information for the new edition.

THIS BOOKLET IS A GUIDE, containing brief descriptions of complex programs. Eligibility criteria, services offered, and funding are subject to change. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ADMINISTERING AGENCY FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.

If you need a particular service but do not see it reflected in any of these pages, you may wish to begin with a call to United Way 2-1-1, described after the table of contents. In addition, every Connecticut town is required to have a Municipal Agent to help senior citizens and most also have a Youth Services Bureau that can link you to groups that could meet the needs of children. You can find these numbers in the blue pages of your phone book.

Many services have income and asset eligibility guidelines. Generally, income is money available to you from an ongoing source. Assets are referred to as other financial resources – a bank account, a home, a car, etc. Don’t assume you are not eligible! Check with the agency that administers the program. If you do not meet the guidelines for service, they should offer you an alternative.

A special note to individuals who have never accessed social services in the past: The on-going recession, with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and widespread home foreclosures in Connecticut, has necessitated the use of social services by many people who have never had occasion to seek social services before. Navigating the social service system can be confusing and time consuming, even for experienced consumers. For individuals new to this process, it can be difficult to access all of the resources needed for a family at a single agency. To find services to meet a variety of needs, dial 2-1-1, or the Connecticut Association for Human Services or other multi-service agencies listed on page 24 of this book. These agencies can help families access and determine eligibility for multiple programs and public benefits including: SNAP (formerly food stamps), health care, housing, cash assistance and other resources. Accessing benefits may still not be as easy as people would like, but these agencies will do their best to address new and multiple needs.

We would like to hear from you! Please let us know of any services that should be added, deleted or revised. Programs that Help People in Connecticut is updated every two years. Additional copies are available through CL&P or CAHS by written request, and can be downloaded directly from the CAHS website.

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

community service/volunteer opportunities as listed by Rockville High School

Click here for the contact information and membership of the Vernon Community Network

VCN-MEMBERSHIP_APPLICATION-2013-14.pdf  

Teri Rogers, VCN President   888/566-4161   tslingback@comcast.net


 Mailing address: Vernon Community Network     c/o KIDSAFE CT     19 Elm Street   Rockville, CT  06066



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