Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center
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Organization Details

Programs

Description
The Teen Center helps teens stay in school and stay out of trouble. Youth in the 7th through 12th grades may participate four days per week, after school and into the evening. The Teen Center builds resiliency by providing a safe place for teens to be during out-of-school time, where they can hang out with friends, do homework, and feel a sense of belonging. Teens are invited to join small groups, to talk about what's going on in their lives and understand that they are not alone. Social work staff visit teens at home and school, to better understand their situations and show that we care about their success.
Budget
$173,787
Program Successes
The agency has partnered with a local junior high school to create a "bus stop" at the Teen Center after school daily. This ensures that the teens arrive safely at the Teen Center when school gets out, and reduces opportunities to get into trouble on the way here. Social work staff continue outreach to the local junior high and high schools, resulting in a 'smaller world' for those youth. Over 80% of the 140 teens served every year improve. They stay in school and they graduate. Their success makes our community better for everyone.

Description
The Children's Program provides socialization activities for high-risk children, offering opportunities for social development and constructive use of leisure time. The goals of the Children's Program are: to assist socially and economically disadvantaged children in developing self-confidence, leadership potential, social skills, satisfying social relationships; and to provide supportive services. Through the use of social development groups, children develop important interpersonal skills necessary for success in their homes, schools, & communities. We work closely with schools regarding attendance and behavior, and with families of participants through home visits and advocacy on behalf of their children.
Budget
$161,432
Program Successes
For the past 5 years, 80% of our participants have demonstrated significant progress in the ability to express feelings appropriately, solve problems peacefully, increase self-esteem, and ultimately avoid risk and conflict. For half of our participants, these changes lead to increased success at school and at home.
Description
The purpose of the Senior Center is to provide programs and activities that help frail elderly remain active, healthy, and living in their homes of choice. It is a focal point for the elderly in the community, providing programs which encourage healthy aging, offer basic social services, socialization activities, and coordination with other agency programs. The Senior Center allows the elders of our community to be participants in their aging process. It is a safe environment for them.
Budget
$199,389
Program Successes
Membership and participation among the frail elderly (ages 75+) continue to increase. Participants are surveyed regularly, and reflect a decrease in feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression, and an increase in self-worth and happiness.
Description
The purpose of Emergency Assistance is to provide crisis intervention and assistance in an immediate need situation and supportive/supplementary social services. Social work staff provide effective access to and delivery of services to those who are in need of making a plan and searching out existing resources. Activities include: crisis intervention, counseling, information & referral, and Christmas Baskets.
Budget
$40,858
Program Successes
Families who previously needed help through the Emergency Assistance program have been able to overcome their challenges, and now give to the agency to help other families. Some of those served don't need a lot of help, they just need someone to hear their stories and help them sort things out. One of our greatest successes is helping individuals learn that they are resilient, and that they have what it takes to get through their crisis. The next time they face a crisis situation, they are able to address it in a more sophisticated way.
Description
At the core of our programs and services is our presence in the community. For over 80 years, Stanford Settlement has been and is an active participant in community affairs, which enables us to keep a pulse on the issues and concerns of area residents. These issues cover the whole range of community life, from emergency assistance to neighborhood improvements to revitalization. Many community groups meet at our center, and we participate in local service groups, community associations, and chambers of commerce. These activities enable us to work with residents and businesses as we strive to build healthy neighborhoods, strengthen families and individuals, and improve the quality of life for all.
Budget
$30,910
Program Successes
Success is measured by the number of new contacts and relationships established within our community, and by the growth of individuals, local businesses, and service groups who partner with us in strengthening our neighborhood. In the past few years, these numbers have increased as evidenced by our continued survival as an organization in uncertain economic times. We help strengthen the neighborhood, and the neighborhood strengthens the agency.