From Welfare to Work
Godman Guild provides GED classes, a “Pathways to Work” program and other adult education. Goodwill provides several job training and certification programs. Alvis offers education specifically for formerly incarcerated adults. These programs help adults move up the economic ladder.
Childcare for Working Parents
Parents need childcare in order to work. South Side Early Learning (SSEL) and the South Side Boys & Girls Club (BGC) 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 SSEL and BGC offer extended hours.
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. Every Tuesday night at 5:30 pm the Cafe hosts a Community Meal for all of our neighbors to attend, get a freshly-prepared meal (and seconds… and maybe thirds) and learn more about the resources in and around the Reeb Avenue Center.
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, the YMCA 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