RESOURCE helps people discover their potential and achieve their dreams by finding a job or recovering from mental illness or chemical dependency.
You are invited to a one-hour Discover RESOURCE Lunchtime Information Session on February 11, 2014. Click here for details: Discover RESOURCE
For over 50 years, RESOURCE has been empowering people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success. We do this by providing employment, training, chemical-health, mental-health, and disability services to help people discover their potential and achieve their dreams.
RESOURCE’s four divisions–Employment Action Center, Minnesota Resource Center, Recovery Resource Center, and Spectrum Community Mental Health–serve over 19,000 people a year.
Sign-up for our e-news letter
Let’s give kids in recovering families the help they need to succeed
Spectrum director of mental health servicesHeidi Kammer just published an excellent article in MinnPost titled “Let’s break the cycle of mental and/ior chemical illness in families by getting kids the help they need now.” Please check it out and “Like” it (if you do) and share it with your social media network.
Read all about it – Latest news from RESOURCE
- RESOURCE services make a big difference to children, youth, and young adults
- Eliminating shocking lifespan disparities
- Extended Employment services extended to Central Minnesota
- Helping children in recovering families to thrive
- New services in St. Paul’s West Side Neighborhood
These articles and more can be found in the September issue of the RESOURCE newsletter: http://www.resource-mn.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/RESOURCE-newsletter-Sept.-20131.pdf
New employment collaborative launched to close employment gaps for West Side Neighborhood in St. Paul
After over a year in development, an employment collaborative located within the Wellstone Center, which is home to the nonprofit Neighborhood House, was officially launched on Thursday, Aug. 22. The launch included a brief program about the new services now available and a meet-and-greet with the staff and other friends of the project.
In 2011 and 2012, the West Side Community Organization (WSCO) developed a comprehensive West Side Community Plan for District 3 in Saint Paul, which identified a lack of training and employment services available in the neighborhood. According to Neighborhood House President Armando Camacho, the organization recognized its need for expertise in training and employment services, which led to its staff reaching out to RESOURCE, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit known for helping people get good paying jobs.
“We had never been able to provide onsite job services, only referrals,” said Camacho. “I was impressed with what I had heard about RESOURCE’s employment services. We turned to the experts at RESOURCE because we felt there was no need to reinvent the wheel.”“We couldn’t be more excited to expand our impact farther east,” said RESOURCE President Kelly Matter. “So far, the collaborative has served 69 individuals, three of which have already been connected to jobs.”
“Word got out that we’re offering real support, not just a band-aid,” said Kara Schommer, director of programs at Neighborhood House. “We knew that this was something the community needed, but we had no idea how enthusiastic the West Side neighborhood would be about it.”
Helping Laid-off Workers Become Re-employed for 30 Years!
RESOURCE’s Dislocated Worker Programs were featured in the St. Louis Park Sun Sailor on Aug. 6. The article reports that our DW programs have helped more than 30,000 laid-off workers look for work over the past 30 years. The article also includes a bit of history of the program and describes its current services.
Here is a link to the article:: http://sailor.mnsun.com/2013/08/06/center-based-in-st-louis-park-has-been-taking-action-on-unemployment-for-30-years/
Women In Transition E-mentor Volunteers Needed
RESOURCE’s Women In Transition program is excited about launching the new E-Mentorship program for women job-seekers 50+ aimed at reducing wage disparities in the Twin Cities. The program is supported by the AARP Foundation.
Currently, we are seeking 25 mid-level professional women 50 yrs. + with career experience to join our team of E-Mentor volunteers. Volunteers will engage with our program’s older worker participants through weekly one-hour facilitated LinkedIn discussions. The E-Mentor volunteer commitment is for 3-6 months.
We are looking for 60% of our E-Mentors to be African American women to reflect the population being served through this initiative and 40% Caucasian women or (of other ethnicity). We are seeking E-Mentors especially in the fields of Health Care, IT/Communications, Finance, and Professional Support, however are open to other fields.
This E-Mentor Older Worker Project is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals to strengthen their leadership skills. We would appreciate having your applications as soon as possible. Please contact me for more information or apply by close of business on Friday, August 9th. For more details contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
You Are Invited…
Come and discover how RESOURCE helps people achieve greater personal, social and economic success.
Please join us at our one hour program to witness inspiring stories of people whose lives have been touched by RESOURCE. You will hear about the stigmas and challenges they face and overcome… and the strength and successes they show in transforming their lives.
Lunch will be available beginning at 11:30. Program starts promptly at noon.
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, from Noon until 1:00 pm (September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, 2013, January 14, 2014, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12)
Where: 1900 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis MN
RSVP: Please RSVP to the person who invited you or online http://discoverresource2014.eventbrite.com
Karen is retiring today after 36 years of service as head of Spectrum Community Mental Health, the division of RESOURCE that provides community mental health services to over 2,500 Hennepin County residents a year.
In addition, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners recently passed a resolution honoring Karen and thanking her for her many years of dedicated and effective service.
An article on Karen appears in this week’s Brooklyn Center Sun. Here is a link: http://post.mnsun.com/2013/07/county-honors-retiring-director-of-mental-health-program/:
RESOURCE’s Young Dads Program and the Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive Partner To Support Local Job Seekers
This July, RESOURCE’s Young Dads program is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse for the sixth annual National Suit Drive, the nation’s largest collection of gently used business attire for men. Together, they are encouraging residents in the Twin Cities community to donate their gently used business attire to help give a fresh start to disadvantaged workers still facing unemployment.
Along with more than 150 other nonprofit organizations across the country, RESOURCE’s Young Dads program and National Suit Drive will distribute the items collected at the local Men’s Wearhouse locations. Items being collected include men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts, and shoes. Residents Twin Cities may donate their gently used items now through July 31 at a local Ment’s Wearhouse store.
Achieving Dreams Breakfast grows clients’ potential
Many thanks to the 450 friends of RESOURCE who attended the Achieving Dreams Breakfast on May 2 and contributed over $76,000 in sponsorships and donations. These generous contributions will permit us to assist more communith members in achieving personal, social and economic success.