From Welfare to Work
Parents need childcare in order to work. South Side Learning & Development Center (SSLDC) and Boys & Girls Club operate early learning (birth to age 6) and school-aged programs (6 to 18) to nurture young minds while supporting parents and employers.
Many good jobs are not 9-5, so SSLDC and Boys & Girls Club offer extended hours.
Godman Guild provides GED classes, a “Pathways to Work” program and other adult education. Digital Works offers specialized job training in computer skills. These programs help adults move up the economic ladder.
Food & Community Building
Mid-Ohio Foodbank operates a pay-as-you-can Cafe and Fresh Food Market, South Side Roots Cafe & Market, which is becoming a “third place” for neighbors to gather.
Whole families provide stability in their homes and neighborhoods. The Family-to-Family program of St. Stephen’s Community House keeps families together through support. Through the “Stable Families” program, Lutheran Social Services assists families at risk of imminent homelessness.
The Children are trying harder, look for more to do and now the center will give them somewhere else to go, to have something to do. I just see a better outcome.
Johnny Green; Mother, St. Stephen’s Client