SLPS families selected for SEBTC benefits received $60 per month per child in June and July, and a pro-rated amount in May and August based upon the school district’s schedule. The benefits expired when school resumed in August because eligible children will then have free and reduced price meals available during school hours.
Families participating in the ARCHS' summer program used 93 percent of the funding available to them.
All households in the demonstration areas with children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade who received free and reduced price meals at school were qualified to be considered for SEBTC. Because this was a demonstration project, some families were randomly selected this spring to receive the benefit and others, who were not selected, participated in surveys. USDA requires the project to be evaluated each year by a national research firm, resulting in a report to Congress
The 2012 Missouri Reentry Conference will be held November 14-16 at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Conference's theme will be "Faces of Reentry."
The annual Conference provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for corrections professionals and community-based partners who contribute to the prisoner reentry process. The multiple tracks format offers a self-directed, facilitated learning environment with education sessions, interactive forums, and exhibits. Education sessions are carefully designed to transcend all industry sectors, focusing on current and emerging issues, best practices, and the many challenges that the community, corrections staffs, and ex-offenders face. This year's keynote speakers are Robbie Montgomery and her son Tim Norman from Sweetie Pie's Restaurants in St. Louis, who will speak about Tim's own incarceration and the importance of giving second chances to ex-offenders.
The Conference is sponsored by ARCHS, Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri Department of Social Services, and Family and Community Trust (FACT). Each year more than 300 people attend the conference.
$110 special conference registration fee per person (includes conference materials, welcome reception, two breakfasts and a lunch). Does not include hotel rooms. The registration fee increases to $125 per registrant after October 12, including on-site registrations. Walk-ins are not encouraged. CEUs planned to be awarded. Please register for the sessions you plan to attend.
Tan Tar A Reservations:
Registration is currently open for ARCHS' "Maximizing Nonprofit Results During Tough Times: State Budget Realities" presentation on Wednesday, September 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the St. Louis Public Library - Schlafly Branch (225 N. Euclid). ARCHS will be on hand to discuss Missouri's current budget outlook and shows how its "strategic leveraging" model can help the state's limited resources go further - serving more people and providing documented outcomes.
This is a FREE session co-sponsored by St. Louis Public Library's Grants & Foundation Center and ARCHS.
ARCHS has been awarded a $25,000 Children's Trust Fund of Missouri grant to help prevent general child abuse and neglect.
Through the Children's Trust Fund grant, ARCHS will use a combination of evidence-based models to enhance its Stay at Home Parent program (SAHP) by targeting families who are at a higher risk of child abuse and neglect. ARCHS' SAHP program has been highly successful for more than 10 years and provides monthly in-home visits to more than 50 families per year.
In an effort to help at-risk families discover how stress affects their daily lives, ARCHS and its program providers will address the following topics through monthly support meetings:
Update on Recent Layoffs:
Impact of Cuts:
The recent $1.5 million state budget reduction to ARCHS (related to funding for start up and expansion and accreditation of early childhood centers) will result in the organization not being able to strategically assist in the opening of at least 10 new child care centers, to provide technical assistance to another 55 centers, and support the accreditation of at least 15 additional centers during FY2013