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Thank you for visiting CONNECTIONS! We hope that you will find the information you are looking for.

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 CONTACT INFORMATION:

 CONNECTIONS helpline :   812-257-2650

 PO Box 1014, Washington, IN 47501

 

THE HISTORY OF CONNECTIONS

The Daviess County Partnership/CONNECTIONS’ mission is to provide and promote a collaborative service network that will increase efficiency, diminish  redundancy, and eliminate gaps in services to children, families, and individuals within Daviess County

 

The idea of a clearinghouse is not new to Daviess County. Many years ago, Margaret Scott, assisted by Saralee Powers and other volunteers ran Daviess County Telephone Referral Service from Sunset Towers as an extension of the Human Resource Council. United Way funded the cost of the phone lines. With the growing needs of the people of Daviess County and the rapidly decreasing financial resources, the Partnership (formerly Daviess Co. Step Ahead) felt it was necessary to reinstitute this beneficial service in an attempt to utilize limited resources and to promote collaboration among those entities, which deliver services.

 

CONNECTIONS started in the Spring of ‘04 with the assistance of a couple of volunteers. In February ‘05 the CONNECTIONS Committee hired a part- time coordinator for the program to allow for more stable hours and growth. Office hours are Mon. thru Fri., 9am to 12pm. Volunteers help from 9-12 four mornings a week. Our database has over 2,000 consumers listed and over 250 providers.

 

CONNECTIONS was created to serve as a central clearinghouse and informational resource center. This system links people in need to appropriate service providers within the county. A continually updated database of community resources is maintained offering those in need a broad range of resources that otherwise may be unknown to them. The vision of CONNECTIONS is to support people by becoming a place to begin when help is needed.

 

The CONNECTIONS office provides information about available human services through
assessment of client’s needs, evaluation of appropriate resources, verification of client information and actively participating in linking clients to needed services.

 

Simply put, because of the informational resources available to them, CONNECTIONS is able to identify client needs and maximize the existing resources to meet those needs. Ideally, when any church in our county receives a request for individual assistance, they would refer that person to CONNECTIONS to be screened. This is the key to eliminating duplication of services and identifying those who are “using” the system in the effort to direct the most resources to those with the most need.

 

Initial funding for CONNECTIONS has been from a start-up grant from the Daviess County Community Foundation, the United Way and interested individuals and churches. Because of the use of volunteers, the operational costs have been minimal and include:

 

  1. Compensation for a part-time director to be responsible for management of the volunteer staff and all programs of CONNECTIONS. The director also seeks grant opportunities and promotes the program throughout the county.
  2. Normal office expenses of phone services, rent, material/supplies, and maintenance of equipment, etc. These expenses have been kept to a minimum through in-kind contributions and cooperation with other agencies. Your Liink to Community Services

THE FURNITURE CONNECTION

The Furniture Connection accepts used furniture and working appliances to be given to families in need. Families are screened through CONNECTIONS to determine and verify the need.  Please call 812-257-2650 to donate furniture or if you need more information.



JUBILEE CHRISTMAS

 

The Daviess County Partnership serves as the point of contact for Christmas assistance and maintains a database of all calls to prevent and reduce duplication of assistance. 

Jubilee Christmas, a local holiday assistance program of the Davies County Partnership, works with churches and the community to provide presents to children in Daviess County. Children must be referred to Jubilee Christmas by a school, church, Day Care, or Social Service, etc.

 

The Daviess County Partnership also works with the  Salvation Army to provide clothing for families with children that were referred by the schools.

 

The Daviess County Partnership helped 189 families with 502 children receive Christmas assistance in 2016.

 

Jubilee Christmas is funded by many individuals, churches, businesses, sororities, clubs and agencies, as well as grants from:

Knights of Columbus and Daviess-Martin REMC.

 

 

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WAYS2HELPOTHERS COLUMN

A weekly article in the Washington Times Herald listing ways people can help, such as monetary donations, items and volunteer time for various agencies/ministries in Daviess County. We currently are unable to track the impact or exact number of people that receive help through this column, but we do know that donations have been given to these agencies/ministries.



Much of the funding for CONNECTIONS is through local donations from churches, individuals and grants.

CONNECTIONS is partially funded by grants from:

United Way of Daviess County

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There are two ways you can donate to CONNECTIONS.

Donate by Check/Money Order
Payable to: Daviess County Partnership
Memo line: CONNECTIONS
Mailed to: Daviess County Partnership-CONNECTIONS, PO Box 1014, Washington, IN 47501


OR

Donate Online

(via PayPal™ using your Credit/Debit Card)