Free Flu Shot Clinics in Fort Wayne

It’s that time of year, again!

Lifetime.Education is organizing no-cost Community Flu Shot Clinics throughout Fort Wayne. Clinics have already been scheduled with our partner sites Redemption House Ministries and The Carriage House.

How it works:

Visit our site at clinics.lifetime.education and fill out our request form and we’ll schedule a day and time where a Registered Pharmacist will come to your location and administer the flu shots. There is no cost for our services, or the clinic. Vouchers are provided for anybody unable to pay, so nobody will be turned away.

Click the link here or the image below to visit our sign-up page and schedule your clinic today.

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Volunteer Proctors & Coordinators

The journey for any student with Lifetime.Education working towards his or her High School Equivalency Diploma, starts with CASAS – which stands for Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System. Using this system, we are able to gauge exactly what a student needs to begin his or her journey.

Yesterday, the Gathering Place Clubhouse hit the ground running! Four of the staff and members at the Gathering Place have gone the distance and completed certification with CASAS to  become Proctors and Coordinators – the highest number of Certified Proctors we have at any one partner location! Along with their enthusiasm for education, these Certified Proctors are going to be instrumental in the journey of students at the Gathering Place.

Certified Proctors are a big part of what we do and we are currently in need of Volunteers to help eager students start their journey with us by giving assessments. Certification is free and scheduling is flexible. If you’re interested or just want to learn more, click here to learn more or call 260-557-1230 x210 in Fort Wayne or 313-789-0100 x210 in Metro-Detroit.

Dmitriy Proctors a student at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission
Dmitriy Proctors a student at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED preparation materials at the Gathering Place Clubhouse

Coffee & Computers at The Carriage House

This past Friday, Janeann, a Lifetime.Education Volunteer, instructed the first of the monthly class series called “Coffee & Computers”.

Coffee & Computers is designed to be a more Question & Answer type discussion. The Q & A sessions are accompanied by on-screen presentations and group conversation and, of course, coffee!

Sign-up sheets for each month can be found throughout The Carriage House. If you’d like more information, feel free to e-mail Janeann at janeann@lifetime.education.

 

As always, Lifetime.Education is recruiting volunteers! If you’re interested in Volunteering, please give us a call at 260-557-1230 in Fort Wayne or 313-789-0100 in Detroit. If you’ve already read about what we do, and would like to apply, click here to get started!

Janeann, a Digital Skills Tutor, holds her first monthly PC Skills Seminar at The Carriage House, a Clubhouse-style facility in Fort Wayne, IN.
Janeann, a Digital Skills Tutor, holds her first monthly PC Skills Seminar at The Carriage House, a Clubhouse-style facility in Fort Wayne, IN.

Carriage House Tour

Today FortWayne.Education Marketing and Design Intern, Melinda, and Computer Skills instructor, Dave, toured The Carriage House.

While on the tour, they ran into Computer Skills tutor, Janeann, and Adult Basic Education tutor, Katie.

We don’t often see our volunteers in the same spot at the same time, so, naturally, we took a group photo!

Lifetime.Education Volunteers
Lifetime.Education Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetime.Education volunteers tour Carriage House
Lifetime.Education volunteers tour Carriage House

Digital Skills

The Homeless Coalition is proud to be launching two new Digital Skills courses this month with partners here in Fort Wayne.

Janeann, who has been with the Homeless Coalition since February of last year, will be training members and staff of the Carriage House to prepare them for teaching Digital Skills to other members. In addition to serving the Homeless Coalition at such facilities as Hope House and Carriage House, Janeann is a professional trainer of digital technologies and operates her own company – KeyPoint Training, in addition to contracting for Microsoft.

Today, the Homeless Coalition has doubled the size of its computer lab at the Carriage House in preparation for what we are sure is going to be a very successful course!

Dave, a computer professional and teacher by trade, has been with the Homeless Coalition since April of last year. Dave has served at Wellspring Interfaith Social Services through the Homeless Coalition as well as helping out with our Community Flu Shot Clinics. Starting this month, Dave will be instructing residents of Hope House in Digital Skills.

HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.
HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.

 

Our end-of-year report.

Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is proud to present our end-of-year report we presented to our tutors, volunteers, and students who attended our end-of-year get together.

We’ve blessed with amazing volunteers from all walks of life and are so thankful for the opportunity to live, work, and serve a community as soulful and inclusive as Fort Wayne, Indiana. This city really is a special place.

A PDF version of this report is also available by clicking here.

 

Featured partner of October 2014 – The Carriage House

We’re pleased to announce our featured partner of October, 2014 is the Carriage House – also known as the Fort Wayne Clubhouse.

The Carriage House is a clubhouse model facility serving individuals with mental illness in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This model is unique in that members and staff typically have equal say and authority in decision making.

Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. has been offering High School Equivalancy Dipolma (HSED) tutoring, Math Readiness, and Reading Comprehension at the Carriage House for the last year.

Fun fact: The Carriage House has the distinction of being the first and only partner facility where members who receive services have been trained as Volunteer Tutors with the Homeless Coalition and assigned to  help fellow members.

To ensure Homeless Coalition students at the Carriage House have access to technology to help them succeed, the Homeless Coalition installed and maintains a computer lab at the Carriage House with computer access exclusively for educational purposes.

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Homeless Coalition computers at the Carriage House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re curious about the Clubhouse Model (and we think you

should be) check out the Clubhouse International site by clicking here.

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Certified Clubhouse Facilities in the US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary, a Carriage House Member and Homeless Coalition tutor, with his student, Mary.

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Gary, a HCFTW tutor and Carriage House tutor with his student, Mary.

Flu Shot Clinic at the Carriage House

Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. held a Community Flu Shot Clinic at the Carriage House.

The Carriage House has been a longtime partner of the Homeless Coalition and it was a pleasure being able to bring this service to their location.

As part of our ongoing partnership, the Homeless Coalition provides educational support in the form of tutor training, curriculum, and a computer lab to HCFTW program students at the Carriage House.

Click the photo below to view the album.

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