The Liberty Resources Kinship Caregiver program provides services to families in Oswego County who are providing full-time care on a formal or informal basis for youth with whom they have a connection by blood or prior relationship.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Loads of Love is a free laundry ministry offered by the First United Methodist Church of Phoenix at the Canal View Laundromat in Phoenix, NY. We provide the funds and laundry supplies (detergent, dryer sheets, garbage bags, etc.) for anyone to do their laundry at the Laundromat the 4th Monday every month from 5p-7p. We offer a snack, beverage and a craft for the children while the laundry is washing/drying. Patrons sort and load their dirty laundry, and can have us move their clean laundry to dryers and later fold it, if they wish. We supply rides to and from the laundromat, as needed, especially in inclement weather. The Program is open to anyone in our area.
Patrons are asked to stay at the laundromat while their wash is being done, which allows us to keep the laundry moving and get to know them and their families.
Loads of Love offers so much more than just clean clothes. We offer a listening, compassionate ear, friendship, fun, help making ends meet, and knowledge that you are valued and loved as you are not only by the volunteers who serve at Loads of Love, but by God whose love know no bounds.
The United Way of Greater Oswego County improves lives by fostering partnerships, mobilizing the community to give and volunteer, raising awareness of local human needs and supporting solutions that address those needs. By promoting an inclusive environment and encouraging unique contributions of diverse individuals, we are collectively and effectively creating opportunities for a better life.
United Way is advancing the common good by changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
EVERYONE DESERVES OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE!
Since 1999, On Point has helped more than 9,000 first-generation youth to get into college, stay there, and succeed afterwards. They help students find financial aid, fill out the forms, and get the resources to survive and succeed. They drive them to colleges, visit them to help them stay on track, and go to their graduations. And since 2008, they have helped them get jobs afterward.
Research has shown that if a student’s parents didn’t go to college, the student is half as likely to attend college as his or her peers. If that student grew up in poverty, their likelihood of attending college decreases even further. Since its inception in 1999, On Point for College has worked tirelessly to offer students a chance to overcome the odds and achieve a college education.
With On Point’s support, students are beating the national average for freshman-to-sophomore-year persistence rates—not just for low-income students, but for all students.
WIC is a federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for women (pregnant, breastfeeding or up to 6 months postpartum), infants and children to the age of five. WIC provides food purchases on an EBT card, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health care. WIC program benefits are redeemed at local stores that accept WIC benefits. By providing some of the foods needed daily for good health, WIC can help you stretch your food budget. Nutrition staff at the WIC clinic can help you plan healthy meals for your family, give advice on infant feeding, children's dietary needs, and the dietary needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.
HOPE For Bereaved is dedicated to helping grieving children, teens and adults by providing core services (support groups, monthly newsletter and counseling) at no charge. Founded in 1978, HOPE is an independent nonprofit community organization. Our purpose is to offer support, understanding, coping strategies, friendship and hope to the bereaved, as well as education, consultation and resources for their families, friends, employers, school/daycare staff, co-workers and invested professionals. The help given by HOPE can add greatly to the physical and mental well-being of the bereaved and therefore to their place of employment and to the community.
The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County is a safe, child-friendly site where members of the MultiDisciplinary Team of Oswego County gather to assist child abuse victims and their families. We are a non-profit 501(C)3.
Our mission is to provide a safe, child-friendly environment that supports a timely, multi-disciplinary response to child sexual abuse, physical abuse and trauma, and promotes healing of victims and their families. Historically, children who were the victims of abuse allegations were shuffled from agency to agency where they would have to tell their story of abuse and relive painful events over and over again.
We bring agencies and services together in one child-friendly setting that is non-threatening and physically and psychologically safe for children of all ages. In doing so, the intent is to minimize unnecessary interviews of children and the discomfort and embarrassment that talk about abuse can cause. The CAC also provides community outreach and efforts to aid in the prevention of child abuse throughout Oswego County.
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Our quest is to free families and communities from the destructive grip of drug and alcohol addiction.
Through our comprehensive treatment and prevention programs, we offer solutions to problems created by substance abuse.
Break the stigma.
Addiction can inflict anyone - and it affects everyone.
Because Substance Use Disorder is unbiased, we are too. No matter your background, story, or the current stage of your disorder or recovery, our diverse, professional team welcomes you with open arms and healing hearts.
And we admire everyone brave enough to ask for help.
Don’t dodge, deny, or delay.
Most people who need help don’t get it until things are far out of their control. It’s never too late, nor is it ever too soon to get help. If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, don’t wait until you have more problems, deeper disarray, or greater pain. Ask for help now. Hope starts today.
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