Province Renews Commitment to Help Homeless

admin bdknq , , , , , , , , , , ,

first_img single working parent with two children increase their income by 23 per cent 2,000 seniors, persons with disabilities and families find a safe and affordable home the working poor increase their income by 19 per cent by raising the minimum wage, eliminating the provincial portion of the HST on electricity and other tax credits 250,000 low- and modest-income Nova Scotians supplement their revenue with the Affordable Living Tax Credit, which has been increased twice since its introduction in 2009 the most vulnerable Nova Scotians supplement their income with the Poverty Reduction Credit, which has been increased by 20 per cent since its introduction 1,000 more families access childcare subsidies thousands of persons with disabilities increase their income by 10 per cent Also, beginning today, changes in two provincial housing programs mean more families and seniors will be able to stay home longer by making much-needed repairs to their homes. It is expected that up to 200 more seniors and low-income families in Nova Scotia will qualify for the Provincial Housing Emergency Repair and Senior Citizens Assistance programs as a result of an increase in eligibility limits. More than 200 Nova Scotians who were experiencing homelessness have a safe place to call home because of a provincial initiative launched less than 18 months ago. With more still in need, the province announced today, Oct. 16, that the initiative to help transition homeless people into permanent housing will continue to be supported. “Having a home is about more than having a roof over your head. It’s about feeling that you belong in the world and, with a little help, can become independent and have control over your own future,” said Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse. “With today’s announcement, more Nova Scotians will have the support they need to start on a better path forward for them and their families.” In partnership with shelter operators in Halifax, the province helped hire seven new supportive housing staff to work with Nova Scotians who needed help moving out of shelters and into permanent housing. “The real measure of success of this project is that fact that we have helped 200 men and woman break the cycle of poverty,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “With tomorrow being the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, it is an appropriate time to reflect on how, even as we are making a difference in some people’s lives, we still have a long way to go.” “Community Services has supported Shelter Nova Scotia in several initiatives that offer housing and ongoing supports to men, women and children in our community,” said Melissa Phillips, executive director of Shelter Nova Scotia. “The value of providing support to individuals who are at risk or experiencing homelessness cannot be understated when seeking to break the cycle of homelessness.” The province also recently announced funding to hire 10 youth outreach workers who will work with community-based organizations to help at-risk young people find permanent safe housing. “Breaking the cycle of poverty has to meet the needs of young people. Many of these youth, through no fault of their own, find themselves without a safe and secure place to live,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “By providing support early, we are trying to keep them safe and give them the help they need to get on a better path for a brighter future.” Since 2009, the province and its community partners have helped make life more affordable for thousands of low-income Nova Scotians. Nearly $300 million has been invested to help Nova Scotia’s most vulnerable people. This is the largest funding increase in a decade. “Some families are in a better place than they were three years ago, but we know there are more that need help. We will continue to invest and work with our partners to make sure we keep moving forward down a better path,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. Over the past three years, government actions have helped:last_img

You May Also Like..

Five tweets for fundraisers for 21 March 2017

first_imgFive tweets for fundraisers for 21 March 2017 Howard Lake | 21 March 2017 | News 4. Joining the dotsNearly three years old, but this is still an inspiring way to illustrate a fundraising run by giving a sense of scale and mass participation.https://twitter.com/VodafoneFirsts/status/531382291592151040 With our fingers on the Twitter pulse, here are some new and old tweets for fundraisers full of inspiration, humour and opportunities.1. Bright spark charity shopA Cardiff cat charity shop mistakenly sold the tools of an electrician that was fixing the shop’s lighting. He was helping them for free, and just walked outside to get something from his van. In that time, the shop sold his tools, worth £200, for £1.Oops! Cat charity shop in Wales, U.K. sells electrician’s £200 tools for £1 https://t.co/TWEcxMfekm Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: fundraising events Trading Twitter 3. Talkin’ ’bout your generation?Third Sector’s new award recognises the best of fundraisers who are new to the sector. They can be any age, but must not have worked in fundraising for more than three years.Apply for our new award which is free to enter. Judges include @MarkFlannCEO, @IanMacQuillin and Claire Gates. https://t.co/NPgda5wOro pic.twitter.com/Yr6qvWMEmf— Third Sector Hub (@ThirdSector_Hub) March 19, 2017 2. Fundraising with spineHow to double the likely readership of a book for sale in a charity shop, and support Oxfam’s work for gender equality.Saw this in @Oxfam Books Eastbourne today and IT MADE ME SO HAPPY. ? pic.twitter.com/fnir9tn45k— Grace (@_gracelatter) March 18, 2017  111 total views,  1 views today 5. #RandomActsOfKindnessDay and #RAKWeekAnother tweet from last month, here is Cancer Research UK making the most of the global Random Acts of Kindness Day and Random Acts of Kindness Week.It’s #RAKWeek! Play our Random Acts of Kindness Roulette by pausing the animation to determine what you should do! pic.twitter.com/mzbwLTsqhW— Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) February 17, 2016  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 — David LockeAFCA (@DavidLockeAFCA) March 17, 2017last_img

Pasadena Residents Invited to Job Recruitment for Pipe Fitters

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Government Pasadena Residents Invited to Job Recruitment for Pipe Fitters On Wednesday, December 10 Published on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 | 1:35 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The City of Pasadena is hosting an apprenticeship recruitment on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., for Pasadena residents interested in working on the Glenarm Repowering Project as union pipe fitters.The recruitment will be held in the City Hall Grand Conference Room, Basement S038. Parking will be validated for attendees who park at the Paseo Colorado parking garage, 300 E. Colorado Blvd. The recruitment event is provided through the City’s “Pasadena First: Buy Local” initiative.As part of its long-term power supply plan, the City is replacing an aging power generating unit at the historic Glenarm Power Plant with more efficient and environmentally friendly technology. The upgrade will reduce the plant’s emissions, improve reliability and provide a backup for intermittent renewable resources, such as wind and solar.An agreement between the project’s prime contractor and the unions calls for at least 25 percent of the project’s payroll to be allocated for Pasadena residents. At least 15 percent of the subcontracting and procurement is designated for Pasadena businesses.As of Oct. 10, 2014, Pasadena residents accounted for 32.5 percent of the reported certified payroll, and Pasadena businesses accounted for 27.3 percent or $451,208 of the total contracting and procurement.During the recruitment event, Pasadena residents can learn about two union pipe fitter apprentice programs:Steamfitter and Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship Training Program provides on-the-job training and technical instruction. For application information, call (310) 323-4475.Sprinkler Fitters UA Local 709 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center provides training to install and service fire suppression systems in commercial, residential, and industrial sites. For details call (562) 907-7622.Hundreds of Pasadena job seekers have already registered for job referrals with help from Flintridge Center, Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Urban League and Women at Work. Visit PWPweb.com/GT5 for more information about this event.For more information about PWP, visit www.PWPweb.com or follow @PWPnews on Twitter.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img

OPD names March Officer of the Month

first_img Facebook Pinterest By admin – April 12, 2018 Previous articleHaunted Laser Tag opens Friday the 13thNext articleBoom brings trouble finding city workers admin Twitter OPD names March Officer of the Month WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Facebook The Odessa Police Department announced Wednesday its March Officer of the Month, who conducted investigations resulting in nine felony arrests in March.Officer Nathaniel Garcia, 21, was given the award, who has been an OPD officer for about six months since November, and graduated from the Odessa Police Academy in July.Garcia said he was happy to be shown the recognition.“It’s a proud moment, showing my hard work paid off,” Garcia said Wednesday. “It’s not going to stop here.”Garcia is an Odessa native, born and raised here, and graduated from Permian High School. He is currently assigned to the Operations Bureau, Patrol Shift A.One of the incidents Garcia was recognized for involved the arrests of seven suspects charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony, theft of property, a state jail felony, and burglary of a vehicle, a class A misdemeanor.Garcia had been called about a burglary on March 23 in the 900 block of West 31st Street, where he was told about several auto burglaries in the area and a stolen vehicle, an OPD news release stated.During the investigation, Garcia observed seven suspects running from a residence in the area, the release detailed, and managed to located and arrest all seven. After obtaining a search warrant for the residence they ran away from, stolen property was recovered and returned to its owner.That was just one of nine felony arrests Garcia conducted in March, but Garcia doesn’t find it stressful. He said he considers it part of the job he was assigned to do.“I always go out and give 110 percent,” Garcia said. “I’ve been wanting to do this since I was a little boy.”last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *