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2017 Respond Now
The mission of Respond Now is to provide immediate relief for residents of the Chicago south suburbs who are in need while maintaining dignity and choice. We do this by: Helping people through their temporary emergencies with financial assistance. Providing food to families and individuals in need. Providing sound referrals and counseling for other needed services. Despite the level of poverty in South Suburban Cook County, the area’s geographic isolation has led to a lack of services that would help residents take control of their own economic empowerment. Respond Now’s comprehensive housing programming allows the community to find housing resources that best fit their need, from Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, Street Outreach, Supportive Housing, and Housing Counseling. The VISTA will work on specific projects that allow Respond Now to increase our capacity to provide each one these services. The projects will range from research, program development, community outreach, resource development, and enhancing currently existing partnerships.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Housing Coordinator VISTA will: (1) Help the agency build capacity through the implementation of financial workshops and pre-purchase/post-purchase counseling. (2) Further refine and develop current Street Outreach and Health and Homelessness programs to incorporate best practices and innovative ideas to create sustainable programs that address areas of unmet need in the communities we serve. (3) Help the agency build capacity by implementing the Coordinated Entry System as part of our work with the Suburban Cook County Continuum of Care.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2017 Respond Now

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2017  -   08/16/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  04/14/2017  To  08/17/2017 

Contact Tanya Burgess
1439 Emerald Ave
Chicago Heights   IL   60411
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72694