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Neighbor to Neighbor taking applications for spring course

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The Community Emergency Assistance Board of Posey County is now accepting applications for the spring 2015 Neighbor to Neighbor program. Neighbor to Neighbor is a faith based, 14 lesson course that helps individuals take concrete steps to improve their lives.
NTN uses a group process based on positive problem-solving techniques. Valuable life skills are taught in a holistic approach to setting and achieving personal goals. These are presented in a manner, which engages class members at every session in a process of developing their own solutions while establishing a fellowship with their classmates.
NTN is a class for working and employable adults, with an emphasis on developing skills that result in obtaining independence though employment. NTN emphasizes employment as the only reliable method in which to gain financial stability and ultimately security. Employed, underemployed or employable adults who are residents of Posey County may apply for the course. Applicants will be interviewed and evaluated for their willingness to consider new and different approaches for changes in their life as well as their commitment to attend and participate in all class sessions. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a $400 incentive in the form of payment towards existing debts.
The spring session will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 24th to May 14th. Classes are held at Hedges and begin promptly at 6:00 PM, finishing up at 8:30PM. Childcare is provided free of charge for those individuals that need it.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 13. Applications can be obtained from the Trustee’s office, Family Matters, Cape, the Mt. Vernon Food Pantry, or by contacting the Mt. Vernon Ministerial Association. Applications can be mailed to: Neighbor to Neighbor, c/o First United Methodist Church, 601 Main Street, Mount Vernon, or hand delivered to First United Methodist Church at 601 Main Street. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews to be held the week of March 16.
Sponsored by the Community Emergency Assistance Board, the Neighbor to Neighbor program has been offered in Posey County since 2007. NTN receives support from United Way of Posey County, St. Vincent DePaul, and Sabic Innovative Plastics. Additional information can be found at www.facebook.com/mtvernonntn.