Social Services Safety Net

The Social Services Safety Net is a partnership between Edwardsville Township and the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Ministerial Alliance, which brings together area social service agencies, organizations, and churches that provide services to residents of Edwardsville Community School District #7. This partnership was designed to link together resources in an effort to catch residents that frequently fall through the cracks, hence a social services safety net.

On June 5, 2015, the Social Services Safety Net held a forum to discuss ways agencies can share resources effectively and efficiently to help those in need.  Suggestions included working to create a single application for services that can be share across all agencies, creating an up-to-date and complete community resource guide, and establishing a working group of organizations or individuals who are passionate about collaboration. Agencies also expressed a desire for opportunities to network and learn from each other.

In response to the Forum, the Social Services Safety Net put together Lunch and Learn Workshops to educate organizations and individuals on various topics that affect people in our community. The first Lunch and Learn Workshop addressed homelessness in the community and how to assist clients dealing with this issue. The next Lunch and Learn workshop topic will be resources for those experiencing domestic violence, location and time TBA.

The Social Services Safety Net has also put together After Hours Networking Events in response to the Forum. Each After Hours Networking Event will have a theme for the evening, with those organizations associated with the theme being headliners for the event. So in addition to networking with multiple social service organizations and individuals, participants will get in-depth information about the theme and the organizations that are directly involved with it.

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Past Events

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Ride & Learn Workshop – RSVP

Theme: Explore MCT
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 11:30am-1:10pm
No Charge
Edwardsville Station
158 N Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

lunch-and-learn-services-for-veteransLunch & Learn Workshop – RSVP
Theme: Services for Veterans
Date: January 18, 2017
Time:12-1:30pm
Cost:$12.50 paid in advance
Bella Milano
1063 Illinois 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

 

lunch-and-learn-mental-health-resourcesLunch & Learn Workshop – RSVP
Theme: Mental Health Resources
Date: February 22, 2017
Time:12-1:30pm
Cost:$12.50 paid in advance
Bella Milano
1063 Illinois 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

 

ride-and-learn-3-15Ride & Learn Workshop – RSVP
Theme: Explore MCT
Date: March 15, 2017
Time: 11:30am-1:10pm
No Charge
Edwardsville Station
158 N Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

 

 

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Social Services Safety Net Fall Forum – RSVP
Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Lunch Will Be Provided
First Christian Church
310 S Main Street, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

 

lunch-and-learn-substance-abuseLunch & Learn Workshop – RSVP
Theme: Substance Abuse Resources
Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 12-1:30pm
Cost: $12.50 paid in advance
Bella Milano
1063 Illinois 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

 

Transportation Lunch and LearnLunch & Learn Workshop – RSVP
Theme: Transportation Resources
Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 12-1:30pm
Cost: $9.25 payable to Edison’s at the Door
Edison’s Entertainment Complex
2477 State 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

Social Service Safety Net After Hours Networking Flyer with date, time, and location informationAfter Hours Networking Event – No RSVP Required
Theme: Senior Care
Date: September 17, 2015
Time: 5-6:30pm
Eden United Church of Christ
902 N. 2nd St., Edwardsville, IL 62025

 

 

Social Service Safety Net Lunch & Learn Workshop flyer with date ,time, location and cost; theme is domestic violenceLunch & Learn Workshop – RSVP
Theme: Domestic Violence
Date: October 27, 2015
Time: 12-1:15pm
Cost: $9.25 payable to Edison’s at the Door
Edison’s Entertainment Complex
2477 State 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Media Alerts

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