What is Neighborhood Impact?
Neighborhood Impact is a faith-based strategy that reaches out in a holistic manner to people in financially struggling neighborhoods. Focused on Holiday Lake Estates in Holiday, FL, Neighborhood Impact works with the residents to help them identify and use assets that are found in their community, then take more responsibility for their own lives to strengthen their family and as a group begin to transform their neighborhood from the inside out.
One Community Now’s Neighborhood Impact team is made up of individuals and community partners in a collaborative effort, not controlled by any one individual or organization but guided by shared vision and values.
We work with the residents to help develop programs and activities that will connect neighbors, strengthen families and empower individuals.
Every Thursday we host family classes and programming with a complimentary dinner. Enjoy getting to know your neighbors and use the opportunities provided to learn new things.
Classes include: Getting Ahead, Understanding Your Finances, Parenting Skills, Cooking Classes, Understanding Nutrition, etc.
Childcare will be provided to those who attend classes.
Currently meeting at Holiday Bible Church, 4807 Mile Stretch Dr. Holiday, FL while the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center is under remodeling construction.
Contact Patti for more information
Getting Ahead Program
Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World is a 12 week course that helps individuals struggling financially build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities.
The Getting Ahead curriculum:
- Involves rigorous work done in a safe learning environment with the support of an experienced facilitator and co-facilitator.
- Enables participants, called “investigators,” to examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty − banking, housing, jobs, transportation − providing critical information the community can use to take action to end poverty.
- Guides investigators through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency.
- Puts the concepts, tools, and relationships in the hands of people in poverty to make a difference in their own lives and in the life of their community.
The Getting Ahead classes are offered 4 times a year with the meals in Holiday. The 12 week course, dinner and childcare are provided free of charge. Click here to fill out a form for more information.
How Can I Help?
By donating to One Community Now, you help us be the hands and feet that our community needs. You give us the chance to help people who live in fear every day, and you help us build a community, because with One Community Now we don’t just help, we build relationships, trust and become family.
Come join us! Looking to get involved with One Community Now but may not know how? Volunteering is a great way to learn more about who we are and what we do. If you want to help others and make a change in people lives, sign-up today to volunteer.