STEPS, Inc., partnered with other Heartland Local Planning Group members and Longwood University Sociology Club to conduct the Annual Point In Time Count.
The Point In Time Count is a statewide initiative to establish a snapshot of how many individuals and families in the region were homeless on the night of January 25, 2017 6p.m., to January 26, 2017 6a.m.
Teams traveled to Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties interviewing homeless individuals. The Longwood University Sociology Club partners were Dr. JoEllen Pederson, Victoria Perry, Lacey Hodges, Taylor Bryant and Taylor Hughes. NiVeka Boswell and Ashley Bowles from Prince Edward Department of Social Services donated their time as well as Sara Parrish from Cumberland County Department of Social Services.
Local law enforcement and representatives of the Buckingham County Department of Social Services also assisted. Madeline’s House provided their support ensuring those who were sheltered in their facility were counted.
The data will be shared with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Identified individuals, who were not sheltered that night, were offered assistance and will be reached out to for additional supportive services.
STEPS, Inc. and Centra Southside Community Hospital invite you to help with all of the fun!!!! Join Santa and friends for two, fun filled days at The Farmville Christmas Show STEPS Centre, November 12 and 13, 2016. Find out how to become a volunteer by clicking here.
The 2014-2015 STEPS Annual Report is available for your viewing. For over thirty years, STEPS Inc. has paved a road with many positive impacts on the lives of those we have had the privilege of serving. Click on About (at the top of the page) and select Annual Report.
The Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity and STEPS, Inc. are offering a series of eight free learning opportunities to give individuals the tools they need to make their dreams a reality. The learning opportunities will be held at the STEPS Centre at 100 Industrial Park Road, Farmville, Virginia 23901 from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Area professionals will be presenting on each topic. Registration is required by calling 434-315-5909 Extension 250 or by registering on-line at www.steps-inc.org (go to Building Blocks for Your Future to submit a PDF registration). Refreshments will be served.
If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview contact Farmville Habitat for Humanity’s representative, Sam Rabon, at 434-394-3001 Extension 200 or Amy Beatson, STEPS’ representative, at 434-315-5909 Extension 211. If you need a PDF program that allows you to edit (fill in) the registration form, Adobe provides a free PDF program at https://get.adobe.com/reader/. Uncheck the optional offers.
The 2016 Vendor Applications and Contract for the 37th Annual Farmville Christmas Show … Shopping With A Cause have been posted. The event takes place Saturday, November 12, 10a.m. – 4p.m. and Sunday, November 13, 11a.m. – 4p.m. Any questions should be directed to Cynthia Saunders, STEPS Chief Operating Officer at 434-315-5909 Ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPS, Inc. is currently seeking Early Head Start Teachers and Teacher Assistants for Prince Edward County. If you think you would be a good fit for one of these jobs, STEPS welcomes your application. You can download an application by clicking on the Get Involved Link and choosing, Job Opportunities – Or you can stop by STEPS Corporate Campus located at 225 Industrial Park Road in Farmville to pick up an application packet. To see the Job Descriptions visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/steps247 or go to the Virginia Workforce Connection at this link, https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/jobbanks/default.asp…. Once there click on the tab that says Job Number Search and enter 809536 for the Job Order Number. Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.
Wednesday, May 18th was a great day for STEPS Head Start in Appomattox as we opened a new playground for our students and staff. The playground will be a safe and fun place for our children to enjoy. The playground project was spearheaded by Appomattox local, Mr. Dennis Torrence. Mr. Torrence taught with the Prince Edward County Schools system for a number of years and said he was happy for the kids and teachers. He also said he was very thankful for all those who helped make the dream of a new playground a reality. To see more photos of this momentous day visit us on Facebook @ http://facebook.com/steps247.
STEPS leadership and employees recently attended a Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop. Holding true to carrying out STEPS original mission in the communities we serve: “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out”. Continue to visit STEPS website as we update our page with full feature stories related to our activities.
STEPS President and CEO, Sharon Harrup, provided an impressive overview of STEPS and the wonderful work they are doing to alleviate poverty in the Heart of Virginia communities. Commissioner of Social Services, Margaret Schultz and the State Board were given a guided tour of the secure document shredding operation in Farmville.