Just a few of the many organizational accomplishments....
~In the 2011-12 fiscal year, Community Connection programs served 420 participants.
~In the 1st quarter of 2012-13, Community Connection programs served 229 participants.
~Met or exceeded outcome goals in all programs.
~The BitterSweet Fundraiser in March was a huge success!
~ We were honored to have prominent City and County guests at our Recognition event in the Spring.
~ Completed our 1st “Work, WORKS” training in April
~We provide Food Distribution at 3 locations, support by 3 of our adult programs (Mariposa Wellness Center, Project HomeBase & PEI).
~ We continue to have successful collaborative partnerships with SJSU, JFK, UCSC, CSU-MB and Cabrillo College. Interns strengthen our programs and offer new perspectives and fresh ideas.
~ CSU-MB intern Jennifer Roberts researched The Avenues program, and found that “WorkFirst” is an effective tool in supporting a person with a co-occurring disorder.
~ Mariposa Wellness Center was successful with their Fall Car Wash fundraiser.
-Several participants quit smoking as a result of our fight against smoking and smoking awareness/cessation presentations in the Mariposa Wellness Center program.
~2 smoke free days were added at the Watsonville site.
~Recognized as a food drop off site in partnership with Second Harvest.
~Listed as emergency food pantry for our participants.
~3 participant receptionists learned Excel. They learned how to make tables and do basic math formulas to input data and calculate sum totals and averages.
~ 2 participant receptionists learned designing and creating event flyers using Microsoft Word on the computer.
~ The Avenues program completed their 2nd year of programing and started the third year on September 1, 2012.
~ The Avenues program hosted a successful 2nd annual WF BBQ
~ Implemented monthly birthday celebrations in the Avenues program.
~ The Avenues program redesigned monthly awards/celebration (clients now nominate their peers for awards - recovery, leadership, peer support, employment).
~The Avenues program integrated money management counseling into program
~The Avenues program gave presentation to SC County MH Board