Annual Point in Time Homeless Survey

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


Boley Centers Ink Correction

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!



Annual Staff Recognition Dinner

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



HUD Section 811 Multifamily PRAC Housing

Notice

Boley Centers, Inc. will be opening its waiting list for HUD Section 811 Multifamily PRAC Housing rental assistance. In accordance with the Fair Housing Act, we are actively seeking applications from people in the St Petersburg/Clearwater/Pinellas community who are low income and have been diagnosed with a mental health disability.  Applications will be available at Boley Centers Housing Office:

Monday September 19, 2016 through Friday September 30, 2016

8:30am-4:30pm

 

445 31st St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

For more information, call 727-821-4819 x 5740

Boley Centers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider.

Aviso

Boley Centers, Inc., está aceptando solicitudes para la lista de asistencia del programa HUD Section 811 Multifamily PRAC Housing, que ayuda con sus rentas.  Si usted ha sido diagnosticado con una discapacidad de salud mental, y es de bajos ingresos, puedes ser elegible. Solicitudes pueden ser obtenidas en Boley Centers Housing Office:

8:30am-4:30pm, el 19 de septiembre hasta el 30 de septiembre, 2016

445 31st St. N, St Petersburg, FL 33713

Para más información, llame al 727-821-4819 x 5740

Boley Centers, Inc. es un Proveedor de  Igualdad y Oportunidades en Viviendas.


Kevin Marrone Named Supervisor/Administrator of the Year by FCCMH

FullSizeRenderCongratulations to Kevin Marrone, Boley Centers’ Vice President of Homeless and Community Services, who was the recipient of the Supervisor/Administrator of the Year award at the annual Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH) Conference in Orlando last week.

The following came from FCCMH regarding the awards that were given:

“The 2016 FCCMH Professional of the Year Awards are our opportunity to recognize some of the many dedicated and talented professionals who are the backbone of Florida’s community-based behavioral health system. Without these individuals, Florida would not have a system of care.

Collectively, these are individuals who have:
• Made outstanding contributions to the people they serve and to their agencies,
• Developed innovative ways to improve service delivery, and
• Contributed to the well-being of their communities.

The other two categories are Direct Service Provider of the year and Peer Specialist of the year.”

Congratulations Kevin on a well-deserved award!


Boley Centers Job Fair

Monday, August 15, 2016
9 am – 2 pm

Boley Centers, Inc
445 31st Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Online applications may be submitted in advance at:
www.boleycenters.org – “Careers” OR Apply online at the job fair.

Available positions:

Residential
Behavioral Health Technician
Overnight Residential Technician Residential
On-Call Staff

Administrative
Housing Specialist II
Program Specialist
 
Healthcare
LPN

Support Services
Maintenance Tech I

Clinical
FACT Therapist

Individual Support
Family Support Coordinator
Veteran Support Specialist

Your Neighborhood Store (thrift store)
Retail Utility Worker

BRING PHOTO ID, RESUMES/JOB HISTORY & PRIOR COMPANY CONTACT INFO & PROOF OF EDUCATION.
SUPERVISORS WILL PERFORM “ON-THE-SPOT” INTERVIEWS.


Boley Centers Seeks Employers for Youth Employment Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Employment Opportunities Needed

St. Petersburg, Fla., July 20, 2016 — Boley Centers is actively seeking part-time employment opportunities for its Youth Employment Program which is funded by a grant from the Juvenile Welfare Board. This program offers youth, ages 14-17, with an opportunity for school success, part-time employment and family support services.

The households of qualifying youth must meet financial guidelines and be located in one of the following targeted zip codes:

  • Clearwater – 33755, 33756
  • Largo – 33760
  • Lealman – 33709, 33713, 33714 & 33781
  • St. Petersburg – 33705, 33711 & 33712
  • Tarpon Springs – 34689

The agency has Youth Employment Consultants assigned to each of the target areas who will work with participating employers and youth.  Employers do not have to be within the target zones and can be from the surrounding areas. The grant allows for Boley to pay $4.00 of the $8.05 hourly salary as well as all employer related taxes and expenses.

Please call 727-821-4819 x 5106 or 5125 for additional information.


Youth Employment Program Applications Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Youth Employment Opportunities

St. Petersburg, Fla., July 20, 2016 — Boley Centers is taking applications for its Youth Employment Program which is funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board. This program offers youth, ages 14-17, with an opportunity for school success, part-time employment and family support services.

Families must meet financial guidelines and be located in the following zip codes:

  • Clearwater – 33755, 33756
  • Largo – 33760
  • Lealman – 33709, 33713, 33714 & 33781
  • St. Petersburg – 33705, 33711 & 33712
  • Tarpon Springs – 34689

Applications are available at neighborhood park and recreation centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Neighborhood Family Centers, Pinellas Opportunity Council in Tarpon Springs, Citizens Alliance for Progress, public libraries, Clearwater for Youth, Shepherd’s House in Tarpon Springs, the GRAYDI Family Resource Office in Largo and at neighborhood barber shops. Applications are also available at Boley Centers’ main office at 445 31st St. N. in St. Petersburg as well as the agency’s web site and Facebook Page.

Deadline for submission is August 5, 2016.

The application may be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

YEP JWB APPLICATION_pdf