Penny for Pinellas is hard at work in our community and is helping Boley Centers to provide more affordable housing for individuals who are homeless, including Veterans. Penny for Pinellas funds the Pinellas County Land Assembly Fund which paid for the land where we currently have 16 units under construction on Clam Bayou in St. Petersburg. Construction is expected to be complete toward the end of the year and the new units will be called Poynter Preserves. To learn more about Penny for Pinellas, visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/penny/.
We are pleased to announce that Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed five people to his Task Force on Affordable Housing.
One of those five is Jack Humburg who is Boley Centers’ Executive Vice President of Housing, Development, and ADA Services. Jack received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 25, 2017, and ending January 1, 2018.
We are honored and excited to be nominated for a #GoodBurgerStPete award in the “Community Conscious” category. The Good ‘Burger Awards celebrate and recognize outstanding organizations that are making a positive impact on the St. Petersburg community.
Please be a Good ‘Burger yourself and cast your vote for Boley Centers and other well-deserving #GoodBurgerStPete nominees at stpete.com/GoodBurger between July 24 and August 18, 2017.
Special thanks to GFWC North Pinellas Woman’s Club for awarding us a grant to further help the people we serve!
Boley Centers, Inc. received the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Silver level logo, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. The logo demonstrates Boley Centers’ deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
In order to be awarded the Silver logo, Boley Centers had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile on www.guidestar.org for that level of participation.
We hope you will check us out and tell us what you think: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/59-1290089.
The annual Point in Time (PIT) count took place on January 24, 2017, extending throughout Pinellas County, with the help of more than 350 volunteers. Boley Centers served as the southern Pinellas County deployment center which handled about 65% of the volunteers. Volunteers collectively completed 1,795 surveys, starting at 5am at day labor sites through 8pm that night. 211 Pinellas is hard at work entering all of the data that was collected in preparation for researchers who will interpret and analyze this year’s data. To read the results of the 2016 count, visit http://www.pinellashomeless.org/Portals/0/PIT%20REPORT%202016-May%2031%202016.pdf and of course, check back with us soon for results from this year’s survey.
2017 Point in Time Homeless Survey video
In the last issue of Boley Centers Ink, the wrong photo was used to identify Diane Washington who was named Agency Employee of the Year. Our sincerest apologies to Diane who is a dedicated Behavioral Health Technician working at our Morningside Safe Haven. Diane also won a departmental award that evening before being named Agency Employee of the Year. Congratulations Diane!
It’s #GivingTuesday! We are grateful for the tremendous support we receive from our friends in the community! Donations can be made to Boley Centers today and every day by visiting http://boleycenters.org/donate/.
Boley Centers held its Annual Staff Recognition Dinner on Saturday, November 5 at the St. Petersburg Country Club. To help celebrate the “Magic of Boley,” Comedy Magician Dewayne Hill entertained staff and their guests throughout the evening.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
Accounting Employee of the Year – Anne Smith
Administrative Employee of the Year – Cheryl Coveduck
Day Services Employee of the Year – Kelvin Stewart
FACT Employee of the Year – Patricia Humphrey
Homeless Programs Employees of the Year – Randy Shanafelt & Diane Washington
Residential Employees of the Year – Deborah Jones & Kelie Lee
Supported Housing Employee of the Year – Carolyn Allen
Supported Living Employee of the Year – Janet Tinsley
Support Services Employee of the Year – Jonathan Gay
Vocational Employee of the Year – Madelyn Walters
YOUR Neighborhood Store Employee of the Year – Craig Boutwell
Supervisor of the Year – Barbara Bishop
Employee of the Year – Diane Washington
Esther Thorp Team Spirit Award Winner – Carolyn Allen
Unsung Hero Award – Jeri Flanagan
The wait list for Boley Centers’ HUD 811 project rental assistance closed as of Friday, October 7th. There is no scheduled date for the wait list to reopen at this time. All applications will be processed by order of date and time received and ALL applicants will be notified of their application status via USPS.