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The Junior League of Collin County seeks collaborative and sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life for all those living in Collin County through Education, Health and Wellness, Economic Security and Community Services.

C.A.R.E.S (Confidence, Awareness, Respect, Esteem & Strength)

This project supports the holistic approach that the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children’s Medical Center Plano utilizes in its treatment plan. JLCC Volunteers facilitate arts & crafts sessions three times a month for the patients. Children and adolescents with eating disorders are often socially isolated, and the purpose of this program is to offer a safe and nurturing environment for these patients to learn or reestablish their social skills.

Impact: 100s of patients receiving treatment at the Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders

 

 

Collin County Council on Family Violence (CCCFV) 

The Council is facilitated by JLCC and comprised of community leaders and professionals striving together to eliminate family violence. The CCCFV provides unprecedented training, community networking, and unique hands-on experience working directly with community partners, elected officials, and leaders of over 60 community organizations to address the growing problem of family violence in Collin County. Each year the CCCFV hosts educational and community awareness events such as the Facing Family Violence Conference. JLCC received the 2007 Governor’s Award for their work on the Council.

Family violence has no home in Collin County, but hope does. To learn more, visit the                                     CCCFV website

 

 

 

Done in a Day (DIAD)

DIAD provides volunteer support for community projects that can be accomplished in a one-time evening or weekend setting. Volunteers provide hands-on assistance (excluding soliciting, telemarketing, fundraising, or enabling fundraising) to nonprofit organizations in Collin County in need of volunteer assistance. Through this project JLCC supports a wide range of community services.

Impact: 30 - 40 agencies and 1,000s of citizens

 

HopeWorks

This project provides evidence-based curriculum to Hope’s Door transitional housing and emergency shelter clients with the goal of empowering survivors of domestic violence in securing independent, violence-free lifestyles through vocational readiness. JLCC volunteers deliver the curriculum and create a comfortable, encouraging training                                                               atmosphere.

 

Impact: 30 - 35 women in Collin County

 

 

Juvenile Mentoring Program (JuMP)

JLCC volunteers work in conjunction with the Juvenile Probation Department of Collin County in both McKinney and Plano to serve as mentors and conduct training sessions in a classroom environment for juveniles age 12-15 that have been placed on probation for non-violent, misdemeanor offenses. The goal is to implement a positive setting for the juveniles and present curriculum on topics such as self-esteem building, internet messaging, healthy relationships, and life skills training. This project aims to reduce the likelihood of re-offending and to provide the tools and resources necessary to reduce recidivism.

 

Impact: 30 - 50 youth in Collin County

 

Literacy Leaders

Trained JLCC volunteers assist in teaching adult and children’s literacy classes, provide one-on-one tutoring, curriculum development, and facilitation of group sessions. This program offers adult education, early childhood education, and parenting education to speakers of a language other than English as well as basic literacy skills.

 

Impact: Over 100 non-English speaking adults and their families

 

My Friend’s House

My Friend’s House, a program of City House, is a 24-bed emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse or neglect. The children range in age from birth through seventeen years. JLCC volunteers provide a weekly reading program that encourages literacy while offering a fun evening developed around the theme of a carefully selected children’s book.

 

 

Impact: 100s of at-risk, homeless youth

 

 

Reaching Independence through Success and Education

The City House Transitional Living Program is designed for homeless young adults, ages 18 to 21, focusing on helping them grow and learn to live independently. Committee members will deliver an evidence-based curriculum teaching critical life skills designed for success.

 

Impact: Approximately 12 at-risk, homeless young adults annually

 

 

 

          JLCC offers a variety of community-based training and services including:

Community Ambassadors – JLCC members develop and nurture strategic relationships with the community leaders and potential partners to futher the work of JLCC

Community Facilitation – JLCC provides experienced, professionally-trained facilitators for discussions requiring the assistance of a neutral party such as board retreats or conflict resolution meetings

Nonprofit Excellence Workshops – JLCC offers informative workshops at no charge to community agencies on topics such as Board Development and Donor Management

Project Development – Serving as the Research & Development function, this committee works closely with Done in a Day to assess requests with potential opportunities or needs that could develop into a full-time project

 

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