Campus and Community Network
We have summarized the information about the continued and new groups for 2012-2013. Below you will find updates on the work conduced by existing groups, and information on newly created groups, as well as contact information for each of them. If you would like to get involved, please contact the specific group leaders.
Amigos Resource Network
The mission is to focus on connecting all organizations, groups, and individuals working with the Hispanic community in the city of Bowling Green. The group is comprised of community leaders, city officials, school professors, and students. In 2012, one f the most important news was the launching of Bowling Green's first Spanish radio program. The name of this program would be La Nuestra, and airs Sunday from 3pm to 5pm on WKCT 930 AM. Meetings take place monthly.
Please contact: Leyda Becker at Leyda.Becker@bgky.org or 270-393-3766
Regional Needs and Action
After meeting three times during 2012, the Regional Needs and Planning Group realized that active members were participating in the Barren River Community Health Planning Council, which is undertaking a massive needs analysis of the 10 county Barren River Areas. Rather than duplicate our efforts, it was decided to merge with the council. We are completing the assessment phase and results of the BRCHPC assessments will be available later this year.
Please contact: Sharli Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The South-Central Kentucky Coalition On Homelessness
As of 2012, the South-Central Kentucky Coalition on Homelessness has adopted a set of short, medium, and long-term goals and formed working groups to pursue those goals in each of our three areas of activity: connecting, coordinating, and resourcing.
One of these goals is developing a web site for the coalition that would both enhance communication among those serving homeless individuals and those in danger of becoming homeless and a source of useful information for those seeking services and the larger community. Along with the web site, we are investigating other ways to use technology to enhance communication and collaboration among coalition members and the larger community. Ultimately, we hope to find ways to streamline data-collection and intake processes across agency lines in order to connect those in need with services with the help they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Another of these goals is building stronger partnership relationships among local service providers and with state and national groups who work in housing related fields. The long-term goal for this line of effort is to implement a regional strategy for reducing and eliminating strategy in South-Central Kentucky.
A third goal is to make the monthly meetings of the coalition as useful as possible to local efforts by inviting local service providers to profile their efforts and answer questions from those present. A second part of this effort is invite outside speakers from other local coalitions, federal and state agencies, and state or regional advocacy and service groups to provide new information and ideas for or local efforts. We also hope to build on this effort by researching what other communities are doing around country and internationally to reduce and eliminate homelessness
A fourth goal is to conduct a needs and gaps analysis, collating data from various sources in order to gain an accurate picture of the kinds of brick and mortar solutions needed in our region. The ultimate goal here is to undertake the construction of the right number flexibile use units as soon as possible to meet current and projected needs.
Finally, related to all these goals is the search for new and untapped funding streams that could bring new money for new efforts into Bowling Green.
Please Contact: Dick Freed at email@example.com
Youth Empowerment Partners
A group of campus and community members and service organizations working together to identify, connect, and collaborate around issues essential for the empowerment of youth.
Senior Information Resource Network
The aim of the Senior Information Resource Network group is to address issues related to our aging community, including Health and safety issues, Home Safety, Nutrition Knowledge and Resources, Transportation, Medical Advocate, Crime and Taking Advantage of, Fall Prevention, Improve Mobility, Social Interaction, Independence, Support Network, and Financial Concerns. They identified one of the reasons for this need as being the loss of support and network in our mobile society. Their aim is to create a publication of resources, as well as discounts, have collaborative meetings to discuss, and work together to address needs within the community. They identified a great need for community support by current organizations and businesses. They hope to meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays, once a month, beginning in November.
Please contact: Dr. Amy Brumlow at firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners for Food Access: Where's the Food?
The focus of this group is to bring together current resources and maximize their abilities to meet the needs of Bowling Green/Warren County hunger and food needs.
Please contact: Rebecca Perez at Rebecca.email@example.com
The focus of this group is to increase accessibility and quality of service using collaboration of private and public transportation stakeholders; as well as improving communication between transportation providers and patrons.
Please contact: Kyle O'Donelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Information Coalition
The focus of this group is to gather, compile, and provide information on available disability services to consumers and the community at large.
Please contact: Jill Cabrera at email@example.com; or Marilyn Mitchell at 796-5992 ext. 1001