We are thrilled to share the “Monthly Wag” for July from the Happy Camper Doggy Day Camp & SleepOver, featuring five interns from our Youth Employment Program. We are proud of these young men and women and encourage you to take a moment to learn a little more about them. July Monthly Wag
Boley Centers’ YOUR Neighborhood Store was slated to close on June 30th but we have one more chance to keep the store in the community so PLEASE help us spread the word about the store by LIKING and SHARING the page below. We also really need your donations right now! Please donate your gently used items! YOUR Neighborhood Store was opened 15 years ago to help Boley with our mission to serve and support some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in our community. We need your help to get the word out about this great store that helps so many people in our community, so please link to our Facebook Page below and help us spread the word and the love!
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.
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!