THE SUMMIT OF HOPE HELD IN MT. VERNON ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8th 2011 at the ROLLAND LEWIS BUILDING 800 S. 27TH STREET
Another great job done by all !!
76 offenders attended the Mt. Vernon Summit of Hope
69 received an HIV test from Jackson County Health
13 people walked out with a new I.D. card from the Secretary of State paid for by UCAN
8 signed up to be Organ Donors
31 Sat down with a Secretary of State Hearing Officer
16 received Flu shot from Jackson County Health
23 Interventions were conducted
Offenders received services from the following Vendors:
Work Incentives and Planning Assistance program 22
Il Dept. of Veterans Affairs 3
Angels on Assignment 26
Delta Center Inc. 28
Jefferson County Health Department 18
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 10
Studio Rend Lake College School of Cosmetology 14
Moland E. Miller Foundation 8
Educational Opportunity Center 42
Southern Illinois Carpenter’s Training Center 20
Freed in Christ 12
Project Child: Child Care Resources & Referrals 23
United Methodist Children’s Home Local area Network 22
GROW in Illinois 19
Healthcare and Family services Child Support 10
Lutheran Social Services PFM 27
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 8
Lutheran Social Services 17
Alcoholics Anonymous 23
South Ill Joint Apprenticeship Program 1
UCAN Life Skills 38
IL Dept of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance abuse 11
SAFER Foundation 9
South Central Transit 66
Unknown Agencies 23
Offenders response from their evaluations of the day:
Question #1 Are you satisfied participating in the Summit today assisted you in some way? Yes 64 No 1 Blank 1 Not turned in 10
Question #2 Did you find the presenters adequately addressed your concerns and questions? Yes 63 No 2 Blank 2 Not turned in 10
Question #3 Is there anything we could have done differently? Yes 6 No 58 Blank 2 Not turned in 10
Question #4 Do you intend to follow up with any of the agencies you visited today? Yes 57 No 7 Blank 2 Not turned in 10
What did you like best? The IDOC taking the opportunity to try and provide help for ex-con’s. Everything. Knowing there are people who do care and are willing to help people with situations like mine. Treated like a person. Meeting a friendly person. Promptness. Free donuts. My interviewer. Info. My tour guide. The Friendly people. Talking with Lisa. Offers help to felons didn’t think there were services available to felons like this. Cassidy helping me to find places and people who could give me information about substance abuse to help myself and stay clean. Ms. Joan she was nice and polite showing me around. Joann. All. All the help. My walk around Lady. Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program. All vendors had good things to offer, Everyone tried to help. Getting new ID. Information. Cassidy. Everything. The good manners from the staff. How helpful everyone is. Carpentry. The setup and how quickly it went. HIV testing. I liked it ALL. Carpenter job stuff. I got a ID and I was able to get the help with the things I need. Nothing. My guide Tricia. Information about jobs. Tricia was super helpful and I appreciate how she knew exactly what I needed. The people were friendly and helped me out. Hand massage. Very helpful and concerned. G.E.D. help. Volunteer Jo Ann. Free ID. EVERYTHING!!. Counselor. Education. Didn’t push to hard. Haircut. The kindness of everyone. The License deal. That everyone was so friendly and helpful. The volunteer. Quickly served. Friendly People. Carpenter Apprenticeship program. All of it. DMV. Funding Education. The person that was with me she helped me understand everything. All the people were nice and helpful.
Any other Comments: THANKS !! I was very pleased with this program. More resources on employment opportunities. More information on RX issues. I liked it. You guys did GOOD. Tricia was very helpful and understanding. Thanks. LOVE THIS PROGRAM !!
MT. VERNON SUMMIT OF HOPE
At the Rolland Lewis Building in Veterans Park
A total of 89 people attended
21 walked out with a State of Illinois identification card
39 offenders visited the Secretary of State Hearing Officer
69 received a HIV test
28 received a H1N1 shot and 28 Blood pressures were check
20 received assistance from Child support enforcement
Stay tuned for the rest of the results
RESULTS OF THE MOUNT VERNON ILLINOIS SUMMIT OF HOPE
A total of 124 offenders participated in the Mt. Vernon Summit on February 9th 2010.
The following is a synopsis of the event:
25 received Blood pressure checks
35 received a vision test
10 utilized SI LAN
13 Comm & Residential Services
45 Angels on Assignment
33 Covenant Center
16 Social Security Adm.
37 Secretary of State
41 South Central Transit
47 Rend Lake College
54 UCAN Life Skills
19 Youth Build
27 Jefferson County Health Dept.
8 Family Leadership Initiative
9 Illinois Federation of Families
16 Project Child-Child Care resource and ref
16 Project Child-Quality Counts
9 Child Support Enforcement
At the conclusion of the walk around each participant was given an evaluation asking their opinion of the event. We received 95 evaluations with the following results.
What did you like Best? 13 did not answer this question 82 did Here is what they said:
testing that’s very important.
what to expect form employers.
evaluation and whole walk around, hospitality, being able to talk to my new P.O., help with ride home,
coffee and the pretty girls.
Just said THANK YOU !!!!
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