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The Mayor needs to look no farther than the aldermen's healthcare to save money,no one (working 2-3 hours a week should be given health insurance! They already get paid, also I'm sure that Central services could use some trimming to save money, no one wants or likes people being put out of work but I would rather have the QPD, QFD at full strength than have extra city workers that are really…
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That's the wrong headline. He didn't keep it a secret, OBAMA LIED to the American people about it. When Obama began his second term in 2013, he sang a different tune. He emphasized that Iran was more than a year away from a nuclear bomb, without mentioning that his intelligence community believed it was only two to three months away from making enough fuel for one, The right headline:…
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Mellon quote must be mentioned elsewhere. Nor any mention of a LaHood relative working in Schock's office, but I'll make note of it as a FYI. Family seems to have a lot of members at the trough. According to legistorm.com & congressional-staff.insidegov.com that LaHood pulled down $39,375.00 from taxpayers in last 3 months of 2014 working for Schock. Another LaHood is Regional Deputy…
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Your questions were answered in detail at last nights budget hearing before the mayor and alderman. Chief Copley stated 2012, 2013 and 2014 very specific statistics that showed crime is on the increase even though you are not "aware". Chief Henning also answered what the increase in response times would be with the elimination of Station 6 and he stated it would make the residents there at a…

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2 years, 6 months ago by Paige Traeder

The grant will be used to develop a computer library, organize life skills groups, create working relations with local housing options and maintain follow-up services for past and incoming residents

The Madonna House in Quincy has been awarded an Emergency Solutions Grant from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity aimed at homelessness prevention.

"The opportunity provided through this grant is so important to our mission at the Madonna House to provide our residents with the life skills they need in order to change their lives," says Joanne Dedert, Interim Executive Director. "We could not be happier to receive the DCEO grant and are excited to see it put into action."

The grant will be used to develop a computer library, organize life skills groups, create working relations with local housing options and maintain follow-up services for past and incoming residents. The development of a computer library will allow residents to complete job searches and build resumes, with a goal of 80% of residents having a resume. Through life skills groups, residents will be able to focus on parenting, personal self-care, and employment.

Through the use of the DCEO grant, these goals will allow for the overall long-term goal of reducing homelessness. By providing alternative housing options and education on life and employment skills, the residents will be able to work towards their own goals of self-sufficiency.

The Madonna House is a homeless shelter for pregnant women and women with children.


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