SANCTUARY COMMUNITY ACTION
May – June – July 2016
Our mission: To improve the quality of life of the people in the Eastern Knox County area by providing and coordinating health, education and social service.
304 South Market Street: PO Box 505; Danville, Ohio, 43014 740-599-7224
Barb Mickley, Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
SANCTUARY COMMUNITY ACTION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Ruth Collier Trustees: Fr. Homer Blubaugh Amy McDonald
Vice President Arthur Lund Norm Kaune Dennis Rawson
Secretary: Linda Oswald Bob Blubaugh Phyllis Colopy
Treasurer: Laurie Vess Anita Hollis Ruth Collier
SERVICES OF SANCTUARY COMMUNITY ACTION
Sanctuary Community Action partners with various agencies to provide and coordinate health, education and social services to the people of Eastern Knox County.
HEALTH: SCA partners with Knox County Health Department in providing immunization clinics for infants and children. The WIC program serves women, infants and children; American Health Network’s Dr. Elder’s nurse practitioners and Rebecca Metcalf, private nurse practitioner.
EDUCATION: Numerous education opportunities are available at various times throughout the year, including Amish Safety Day; Income tax preparation assistance during tax season and GED program for residents of Eastern Knox County.
SOCIAL SERVICES: Home delivered hot meals, housekeeping and lawn mowing are provided for Senior Citizens. Mental Health Counseling for all residents. Veterans’ services are also available as needed.
SCA is always looking for new ways in which to reach out to the needs of Eastern Knox County. The purpose of SCA is to provide a place for organizations to offer their services. Do you work with such a helping agency in Knox County? Are you searching for ways in which to expand your services to the eastern part of the county? SCA is eager to work with you to discuss your program. Call Barb Mickley – 740.599.7224. We would like to work with you.
Calendar of Events May through July 2016
The following are services on regularly scheduled basis at Sanctuary Service Center.
Massage Therapy: Kate Myers, therapist—May 2 & 16; June 6 & 20; July 18 — to schedule, please call Kate at 740-504-0044
Prenatal clinic for Amish Ladies 2nd Tuesday of each month: May 10, June 14, July 12 Dr. Nolan Byler and Dr. Brent Lehman patients call their offices to schedule—Dr. Byler 330-359-5489 and Dr. Lehman 330-359-5147. (Refer to article in newsletter)
General Family Medical clinic with American Health Network’s Dr. Elder’s nurse practitioner, Deb Samples : First and Third Wednesday of the month and Laura Segraves, nurse practitioner: 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid & self- pay accepted. Call Dr. Elder’s office to schedule for Danville –740-694-1261. Be sure to mention the Danville location when scheduling. Dr. Elder’s office is accepting new patients in Danville. Walk-ins Welcome.
Every Friday of the month Rebecca Metcalf, nurse practitioner: 9am to 2pm will be at The Sanctuary Service Center to provide medical care to area families---men, women and children. Rebecca has over 25 years experience in the medical field and cares deeply for the welfare of the patient. Self pay only. To schedule an appointment, please contact her at 740-427-2414. Walk-ins welcome.
Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services: every day in Danville. More information or to schedule, please call toll free 1-866-358-4463 (please refer to article in newsletter)
Knox County Health Department’s WIC (Women, Infant, & Children) Clinic: 8am to 4pm—May 12, June 23 & July 14 Call 740-399-8018 to schedule or information. Open to expectant women, breast feeding mothers and families with children up to 5 years of age. Liberal income eligibility.
Knox County Health Department Immunization Clinic: 3pm to 5pm—May 12, June 9, & July 14--Appointment is necessary. Call Sanctuary Service Center at 740-599-7224. Immunizations are free but a suggested per visit fee of $10. No child will be denied immunization if family is unable to pay fee. Your child’s immunizations need to be current for Head Start, Day Care and area schools.
Home Delivered Hot Meal to Seniors in Eastern Knox County—We are encouraging you to remind your friends or family members over 60 years of age who may be living alone, recovering from injury or illness or simply would benefit from a hot, nutritious noon time meal Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared in the licensed kitchen of Danville United Methodist church and delivered by a caring and friendly neighbor. You may contact the kitchen at 599-9023 to register. There is no fee for the meal, however a donation is accepted.
FAMILY LIFE COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES AVAILABLE AT SANCTUARY SERVICE CENTER
There are many families in Knox County facing desperate situations that involve mental health and substance abuse issues. For these families, there is a place of hope: Family Life Counseling & Psychiatric Services. Family Life Counseling is a private 501 (C) (3) non-profit mental health and substance abuse agency. With its caring staff and innovative programs, is dedicated to one common goal—helping troubled youth, adults and families lead fuller, more productive lives. Family Life Counseling draws on the latest test research and expertise of its committed and trained clinical staff, including psychologists, licensed counselors and social workers. All are skilled practitioners with broad experience in helping youth and adults in crisis situations. They work together as a team to provide creative, systemically oriented treatment interventions. Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services have opened a satellite office at The Sanctuary Service Center, 304 Market St, Danville. They will be at The Sanctuary every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. To make a referral or to schedule an appointment, please contact their office at 419-756-5642 or toll free at 866-358-4463.
Prenatal clinic for Amish---It has become apparent many of the Amish families would benefit from the convenience of a monthly clinic for the routine prenatal visits. The expectant mothers will be under the care of their primary OB/GYN doctor but the monthly visits would be more convenient if they can see a doctor locally. The expectant mothers will be patients of Dr. Brent Lehman and Dr. Nolan Byler. Nurse Julie Slattery will be assisting Dr. Elton Lehman during these visits. To make an appointment for monthly visits in Danville on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, contact Dr. Nolan Byler’s office at 330-359-5489 or Dr. Brent Lehman’s office at 330-359-5147.
GED classes will be starting in September for anyone over the age of 18 and not currently enrolled in high school seriously interested in obtaining the high school equivalency diploma. Classes are held at the Sanctuary Service Center every Monday and Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm. The program is under the direction of Knox County Career Center Adult Education. There is no fee for the classes but your commitment is vital to your success. There is no set time period for completing the course—you work at your pace and capability but it is the goal of completing the program by the end of the current school year. In today’s work force, it is imperative to have a minimum of the GED to advance in the labor market. Bob Blubaugh, retired with 30 plus years teaching experience, is the instructor in the program at The Sanctuary. For more information or to register for this fall’s classes, contact The Sanctuary Service Center at 740-599-7224 Monday through Friday 8:30am to 3pm.
Sanctuary Community Action is most grateful to Mount Vernon Knox County Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative for their financial support of Sanctuary Community Action’s Amish dental education project in collaboration with Dr. Aaron Lerg of Danville Family Dentistry. Leaders of the Danville area Amish community supported
Sanctuary Community Action staff and Dr. Aaron in visiting each of the 5 area Amish schools during March and April. Dr Aaron talked to the students of the need of daily brushing and proper nutrition to maintain healthy teeth. The students were each presented a toothbrush and tube of toothpaste and book with dental educational activities. Dr. Aaron also did a brief check of each child’s teeth and presented them with a ‘grade card’. Additionally, each parent was provided additional information related to care of infants and toddlers teeth. Sanctuary Community Action is most appreciative of Community Foundations support of this project school nurses
There are always new as well as on-going programs happening at SCA – some that you might not be aware of and others that are important to include just as a reminder. Often it is you, residents in eastern Knox County who are aware of someone who could benefit from a program and share the information with them. The following are two such programs. Family Life Counseling is reaching out to families and individuals who are experiencing critical life challenges. This service has been underway for some time and is proving to be very important and successful.
A new project focuses attention on the children in our neighboring Amish community. What an exciting opportunity that has become…and it’s just the beginning.
FAMILY LIFE COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
AVAILABLE AT SANCTUARY SERVICE CENTER
There are many families in Knox County facing desperate situations that involve mental health and substance abuse issues. For these families, there is a place of hope: Family Life Counseling & Psychiatric Services.
Family Life Counseling is a private 501 (C) (3) non-profit mental health and substance abuse agency. With its caring staff and innovative programs, is dedicated to one common goal—helping troubled youth, adults and families lead fuller, more productive lives. Family Life Counseling draws on the latest test research and expertise of its committed and trained clinical staff, including psychologists, licensed counselors and social workers. All are skilled practitioners with broad experience in helping youth and adults in crisis situations. They work together as a team to provide creative, systemically oriented treatment interventions.
Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services have opened a satellite office at The Sanctuary Service Center, 304 Market St, Danville. They will be at The Sanctuary daily. To make a referral or to schedule an appointment, please contact their office at 419-756-5642 or toll free at 866-358-4463.
REACHING OUT TO THE CHILDREN
More than a year ago SCA invited a number of organizations, school administrators and interested community members to come together with the purpose of specifically reaching out to the youngest members of our community. Many possible projects came to mind and over time we were all reminded of the challenges of making these function in a practical way. Things were quiet with this committee for a while. And then…
In cooperation with Dr. Aaron Lerg of Danville Family Dentistry and SCA, a dental program was developed for the school age and younger children in the neighboring Amish community. (read the article about financial support for this program)
What a couple days of exciting visits to five different Amish schools! Not only were the children provided with information and a dental check but there will be ongoing contact with the Amish teachers as the new school year begins in the Fall of 2016 as they consider including dental health as a part of their curriculum.
Many of the regular programs offered at SCA do include the young children in our community. If you are interested in supporting these programs or assisting as a volunteer, please contact SCA. Reaching out to each other is what makes a community thrive.
SOAK UP THE SUMMER – REACH OUT TO YOUR NEIGHBORS
It’s the time of the year when we are excited about sunshine and warm weather, vacations and relaxing times with friends and family. Just because it is summer – that doesn’t mean that people in need can set aside their difficulties and toss aside their worries. Managing a budget, struggling with illness, searching for employment are things that don’t stop because of the weather or the season.
Keep a friendly eye on your neighbors. Sharing from a later garden harvest, bringing a homemade meal to a family, reminding them of the services provided at SCA might be just the thing that will offer some hope during difficult times.
In the midst of vacations and relaxing time, remember that volunteer programs continue to need services from interested community residents. If you are able, financial assistance to SCA with a focus on a unique or special program would be much appreciated. Sanctuary Community Action is alive and well, serving the people of eastern Knox County. Thanks for your continued interest and support.
"I dare to imagine a country where every child I hold in my hands, are all God's children, regardless of the color of their skin, regardless of whether they're boy or girl, regardless of religion, regardless of rich or poor, that every child I hold in my hands, will have the same chance to reach her full potential or his full potential. That is the goodness of our country. That is the essence of the American dream." Paul Wellstone.
SCA reaches out to all people…individuals, families, children, whatever the need might be. Make some time in your summer months to work with those who provide opportunities at SCA, reaching out to others.
Sanctuary Community Action
304 South Market Street
P.O. Box 505
Danville, OH 43014