2013_01 ICAP Newsletter

Next ICAP Meeting: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1:30pm.  

Come share information about your program and learn more about A Wider Circle!

Location: 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st floor conference room

Visitor parking is available in front of and on the side of the building and on the top level of the garage. Also, next door behind 451 Hungerford.

Contact Ilene if you’d like a supply of the Teen Help Cards, available in English and in Spanish.

 

NEWS

Montgomery County Child Care Subsidy Program

The Wait List for the Working Parents Assistance program, WPA, (County funded, serving families working and or attending school for a total of 30 hours per week) was lifted May 2012. The State funded Child Care Subsidy Program (SCCSP, formerly known as Purchase of Care or POC), began serving the lowest income families again on November 19, 2012. Through the State subsidy program, a family of four (4) with an annual gross income of up to $17,974 may be eligible to receive assistance paying their child care bills. Effective March 11, 2013 a family size of four (4) earning up to $28,185 (family of 4) may be served by the State subsidy program. The WPA program will serve working families with even higher incomes. Eligibility is based on gross household income, family composition, number of children in care and their ages and parent(s) work activity. Other factors may apply, but please encourage potentially eligible families to submit an application. René Williams, CCSP Program Manager, can be reached at 240-777-4377 if additional information is needed.

Revised Recommendations Regarding Emergency Contraception

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its position on Emergency Contraception (ECP); it is now recommended that pediatricians discuss ECP with adolescent patients in the context of safe sex. The http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/11/21/peds.2012... blocked::http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/11/21/peds.2012-2962" href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/11/21/peds.2012-2962" target="_blank">policy statement from the AAP emphasizes the need for physicians to educate their patients on the facts about ECP and to provide prescriptions when necessary, including writing a prescription for a client to keep in case an emergency situation does arise.

 

RESOURCES

Safe to Sleep Video

The National Institutes of Health, Safe to Sleep video about preventing SIDS has been released! You can see it at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=29sLucYtvpA

 

First Book Montgomery

First Book is a national organization whose mission is to provide new books to children in need. Established in 2001, First Book –Montgomery County is the local Advisory Board serving families and community organizations across Montgomery County. If your program serves children in need and has a literacy component, register today. at http://www.firstbook.org/firstbookmontgomerycountymd

 

Phoenix Computers

The founding director of Project Reboot and a core group of senior volunteers from Project Reboot have started a new organization, separate from CPCUG, which has the same mission and goals of refurbishing computers for the needy in the community. The name of that organization is Phoenix Computers and they are located near White Flint Mall at 11910-G Parklawn Drive, Rockville MD and their phone number is 301-881-4500. Their hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 5 pm. If you have clients in need of a computer for $10, contact Phoenix Computers. They will need a referral so please don’t have the client contact Phoenix directly.

 

Office Furniture

Kane Furniture Bank, a specialized division of Office Movers, Inc. is pleased to donate quality used office furniture to non profit organizations. Check out their furniture showroom at 1008 Westmore Avenue in Rockville (on the second Saturday every month from 9 to noon) to see the large selection of gently used office furnishings. For more information call 800-331-4025 or email info@kanecompany.com.

 

TRAINING

College Lifelong Learning Institute -2013 Nonprofit Management Boot Camp

The Montgomery College Nonprofit Leadership Institute announces its 2013 Nonprofit Management Boot Camp for mid-level and new managers/programs directors. Maryland Nonprofits will be the lead facilitating organization for the 8 session program (April 19 & 22, May 17, June 20 & 21, July 19, August 8 & 9) at our Gaithersburg Business Training Center, 12 S. Summit Avenue, 402/403Gaithersburg. Tuition and fees for MD residents are $775. Non-MD residents add $350. Individuals over 60 pay $340. To apply, print an application form at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/nonprofitleadership.html

For questions, contact Natasha Sacks at 240-567-1828 or natasha.sacks@montgomerycollege.edu.  Deadline: February 15

 

EVENTS

Montgomery College Takoma Park /Silver Spring Campus Volunteer Fair

Date: Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013

Time: 10 am to 2pm

WHERE: Atrium (1st floor), Student Services Center Bldg. (ST), TP/SS Campus, Montgomery College, 7600 Fenton Street, Takoma Park, MD 20912

The Volunteer Fair provides organizations seeking volunteers an opportunity to share information about their organization and recruit volunteers. Please register as soon as possible, space is limited.

HOW TO REGISTER:

To register, contact Lucy Vitaliti at lucy.vitaliti@montgomerycollege.edu or call 240-567-1527

 

Montgomery College Rockville Campus Spring Volunteer Fair & Networking Lunch

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Time: 11am-2pm 
To register online: http://sp13volunteerfair.eventbrite.com/#

 

SAVE the DATE!

 4th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Conference 

on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm at Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, Globe Hall. A fun event for students in grades 6 - 12, their parents and youth service providers to promote respect in dating relationships. To register, go to: www.chooserespectmontgomery.eventbrite.com, For more information, call 240 777-5573 http://bit.ly/o8j01

 

Ilene Sparber, LCSW-C, Consultant

Interagency Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy

Dept. of Health & Human Services,School Health Services

401 Hungerford Drive, 2nd floor

Rockville, MD 20850

240-777-1728

240777-1860 FAX

ilene.sparber@montgomerycountymd.gov

www.mcicap.org