CSR Media Advisory: Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Workshops on Exploring Self-Employment and the Affordable Care Act

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For Immediate Release:                                                  Media Contact: Debbie Belt, 574-6587 / 303-6167

November 27, 2013


Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Workshops Including Exploring Self-Employment and the Affordable Care Act



LOUISVILLE, KY (November 27, 2013)Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for December which include an information session about the Affordable Care Act, three energy management workshops as well as an Exploring Self-Employment workshop. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.



Three opportunities for Energy Management Workshops sponsored by Project Warm.

These free workshops will help families take control of their energy usage and learn "do-it-yourself" energy-saving tips. Participants will receive clear plastic/tape for windows, caulk to seal openings around windows and sealing foam.

-Dec. 2 at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 12 p.m.

Call 634-6050 for more information.

-Dec 3 at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place at Valley High School, 10200 Dixie Hwy, 3:30 p.m.

Call 363-1483 for more details and please use the front entrance of Valley High School.  

-Dec. 10 at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 11 a.m.

Call 485-6145 for more details.


Dec 3, Affordable Care Act Presentation hosted by Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Farnsley Middle Community School, 6-7 p.m. Located at 3400 Lees Lane. Call 485-6826 for more information. This presentation by the Louisville Urban League staff will explain the basics of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), the most significant overhaul of the health care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Under the ACA, you and your children may now be able to receive free or low-cost healthcare coverage through Medicaid, KCHIP, or the private insurance market.



Dec. 4, 11, and 18, PACT in Action Teen Dating Violence Prevention Efforts with Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 5 - 7 p.m. Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. For more information, call or text 438-TEEN (8336). PACT in Action, developed for teens by teens, aims to mobilize youth in the 40210 zip code to reduce the incidence of domestic violence by 10 percent by the year 2020. Boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to attend.


Dec. 17, A Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower at 810 Neighborhood Place, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Located at 810 Barret Ave. RSVP required by calling 439-9462 or 574-6638. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting this educational baby shower to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a baby tote bag filled with baby items and a gas/gift card.          


Dec. 18, Ujima Neighborhood Place 18th Anniversary Reception, 1 - 3 p.m.

           Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Join the staff and Community Council members of Ujima Neighborhood Place to celebrate 18 years of service in the community.


Dec. 18, Exploring Self-Employment Workshop at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 10:30 a.m. – noon.

            Located at 4018 W. Market St. Call 574-5866 or 574-5168 to RSVP and for more information.

The microbusiness team with Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization will offer self-assessments and lead discussions to help participants discover if owning a small business is the right thing for them.


Dec. 27, Celebrating Ujima -- a Kwanzaa reception at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 -11 a.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. In honor of Ujima, the third principle of Kwanzaa meaning collective work and responsibility, community members are invited to gather for networking opportunities and to explore how to solve community problems together.



About Neighborhood Place

Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Revitalization and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties -- provide one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.