ANNOUNCEMENTS


HEAT MY HOME- 2015

posted Jan 26, 2015, 8:04 AM by Sam Russell

Again, TCLI is working hard to get heat for our friends and neighbors in all counties during these cold months. Donation canisters will be distributed around the counties, so please be sure to throw your spare change in whenever you are able!

Here's a recap of exactly what this campaign does and why it is so very necessary:

Dear Friends;

With the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter there is less time for the sun’s warmth to help heat and light our homes.  For the majority of us this doesn’t affect much because we can simply turn up our thermostat and hear the roar of the furnace and feel warm air begin to flow and we can flip on a light switch and illuminate our home.  We don’t have to be concerned about where our next meal will come from or if we will be able to prepare the food to feed our families.  We can turn on the tap and bath our children, brush our teeth, and make a fresh pot of coffee.  Our blood pressure, diabetic, and heart medications are paid for through our insurance so we do not have the daunting decision to make as to whether we should be paying our monthly rent or purchasing our prescription medications.

Yes, most of us are very fortunate.  We work hard and we are able to pay our bills and be self-sufficient members of our communities.

Other members of our community are not as fortunate.  For the most part they too are  hard-working individuals struggling to support their families on a mere $7.25 per hour job with no benefits.  The cost of utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and food keep escalating and their struggle to juggle monthly budgets seems insurmountable. We refer to these individuals and families as the “working poor” and, for the most part, they are the back-bone worker-bees within our communities!

To help aid these hard-working individuals and families we would like to ask your help in participating in our “Heat My Home” campaign.  We have prepared collection jars to be placed around the community in individual homes, business offices, churches, convenience stores, etc.  Every jar filled will assist in keeping a home warm this winter!  Every filled jar will make a huge difference in the lives of the “working poor”!  As the jars are filled we will be glad to retrieve them and replace them with empty jars to be filled.

If you would like to take part in our “Heat My Home” campaign please call one of our offices and we will be happy to deliver collection jars to you!  If you know of a group, large or small, young or old, that would like to take this on as a very worthwhile project, please let us know!

 

Hand In Hand – Together We Can Make A Difference!

  

Sincerely,

 

Jone A. Webb

Executive Director

HEAT MY HOME - 2014

posted Oct 24, 2014, 7:13 AM by Sam Russell

Dear Friends;

With the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter there is less time for the sun’s warmth to help heat and light our homes.  For the majority of us this doesn’t affect much because we can simply turn up our thermostat and hear the roar of the furnace and feel warm air begin to flow and we can flip on a light switch and illuminate our home.  We don’t have to be concerned about where our next meal will come from or if we will be able to prepare the food to feed our families.  We can turn on the tap and bath our children, brush our teeth, and make a fresh pot of coffee.  Our blood pressure, diabetic, and heart medications are paid for through our insurance so we do not have the daunting decision to make as to whether we should be paying our monthly rent or purchasing our prescription medications.

Yes, most of us are very fortunate.  We work hard and we are able to pay our bills and be self-sufficient members of our communities.

Other members of our community are not as fortunate.  For the most part they too are  hard-working individuals struggling to support their families on a mere $7.25 per hour job with no benefits.  The cost of utilities, rent, prescriptions, transportation, and food keep escalating and their struggle to juggle monthly budgets seems insurmountable. We refer to these individuals and families as the “working poor” and, for the most part, they are the back-bone worker-bees within our communities!

To help aid these hard-working individuals and families we would like to ask your help in participating in our “Heat My Home” campaign.  We have prepared collection jars to be placed around the community in individual homes, business offices, churches, convenience stores, etc.  Every jar filled will assist in keeping a home warm this winter!  Every filled jar will make a huge difference in the lives of the “working poor”!  As the jars are filled we will be glad to retrieve them and replace them with empty jars to be filled.

If you would like to take part in our “Heat My Home” campaign please call one of our offices and we will be happy to deliver collection jars to you!  If you know of a group, large or small, young or old, that would like to take this on as a very worthwhile project, please let us know!

 

Hand In Hand – Together We Can Make A Difference!

  

Sincerely,

 

Jone A. Webb

Executive Director

FALL AND WINTER EVENTS

posted Oct 20, 2014, 9:52 AM by Sam Russell

Time for an update from your friends at TCLI! We have some great things going on, so don't miss out!

  • Shoe Drive: First Presbyterian of Fairmont brings us "Shoes for Kids"- an event to get shoes to those children ages 18 and younger who are in school. (exceptions made for toddlers and infants) Applications must be filled out at the Connecting Link office in Fairmont, and must be turned in by October 30, 2014. Dates to pick up the shoes will be December 6th and 7th at the church! Please stop in the office for more information and to fill out your application!
  • Teen Angels: Available through the Connecting Link offices, this is a program meant to get holiday gifts for teens. Teens aged 13-18 who are attending school qualify for this program. Parents or Legal Guardians must come to the office to fill out the application in order to register their children for presents any time before November 14, 2014. Distribution of presents will begin December 8, 2014. Come to the Connecting Link to get more information and sign up your children!
  • Holiday Happiness: Harrison County brought backpacks for back to school and now they are bringing some holiday cheer! Head to the Clarksburg Connecting Link to sign up for your own Holiday Happiness for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Must be a Harrison County resident! Please be sure to bring all required documentation (see flier on main page). Feel free to call the office with any questions!
  • Heat My Home: Once again, TCLI is kicking off the "Heat My Home" campaign. Anyone interested in participating in this fight against a frozen winter can find all the information needed on our main page or by calling any of our offices. We are excited to welcome any supporters to this great cause, and hope to help as many families as possible be with heat through the freezing winter months!
Remember, you can always check with your local Salvation Army to see what different services they are also offering for the holidays! Nobody needs to go without this holiday season, so please check out what there is being offered. We hope everyone has a wonderful and happy holiday season!!

Landlord Lifeline

posted Mar 25, 2014, 9:26 AM by Jason Bennett   [ updated Apr 15, 2015, 8:41 AM by Sam Russell ]


An exciting new initiative that provides homeless individuals and families with assistance locating permanent housing in Marion County and offers families the support needed to maintain their housing, thrive and contribute positively within our communities.

We are looking for safe, affordable housing owned by reputable and trustworthy landlords in Marion County.

~HOW IT WORKS~

  • We select individuals and families for the program who are motivated to improve their lives and have the potential to succeed.
  • We may assist the applicants with applying for funding for the security deposit, first month’s rent, or other long term subsidized housing/voucher programs.
  • Landlords provide a listing of current vacancies and the address of the current vacancies.
  • We may assist landlords with determining eligibility requirements to qualify to receive payments from the WV Housing choice Voucher and other available rent subsidized programs.
  • We will match pre-qualified families in the program with your vacant apartments.
  • Landlords interview individuals and families and choose those they wish to have as tenants.
  • Families lease the property directly from the landlords and must follow the rules as established by the standard lease agreement.
  • We promote “wrap-around” services to help the tenant(s) meet their housing obligations in an ongoing and continuing manor in partnership with area agencies and community groups.  We would not provide situational (one-time) assistance.  We strive to provide the means for each participant to become self-sufficient members of our communities!

Wrap Around Services Include Access to, but are not limited to:

  • Financial and Budget Counseling
  • Money Management
  • Employment Readiness Training and Resume Building
  • Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
  • Medical and/or Mental Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Computer literacy
  • TASC (fka GED) Education and Further Education opportunities
  • Access to necessary transportation for non-emergency needs
  • Independent and group counseling
  • Child care

  Call 304-363-4882 for more information.

HAND IN HAND – TOGETHER – WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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