Interview Skills Workshop on Nov. 4

October 29, 2010

We just received this email from My Sister’s Closet. Please pass it along to those who might benefit from it. For a flyer in PowerPoint that you can post or distribute, Workshop Flyer Final – Oct 20 10 v2

Dear partner agencies:

We are writing to tell you of the exciting upcoming opportunity sponsored by both My Sister’s Closet and the Kelley School of Business. On November 4, 2010 at the Monroe County Library we are holding an Interview Skills Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This event is open to the public and is aimed toward anyone who is looking to improve their resume or build up their interview techniques. A door prize and light refreshments will be provided, so it is sure to be not only informative but fun!

We are asking that you print off the attached flyer to either hang up or hand out to anyone who could possibly be interested in this great opportunity. Feel free to invite all staff, clients and friends who may find this event useful. We are asking that spots be reserved by Nov. 1st to ensure sufficient supplies.

Thank you for all your support,

Sandy Keller

My Sister’s Closet

Halloween at SCCAP

October 29, 2010

Friday Photos – Early Edition

October 28, 2010

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Last night, students at Indiana University’s Eigenmann Hall worked together with SCCAP to hold a Halloween Party for children in Head Start and children of Circles Initiative participants.

It was the second straight year for the party, called Walk of Fang, to be held at Eigenmann. We thank everyone who helped to make this event possible.

These photos of all the cute kids and their parents were provided by SCCAP Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator Abbey Bonner. Thanks, Abbey!

Wednesday Woof – Pets of SCCAP

October 27, 2010

This week’s edition of Wednesday Woof starts out with Sally Carter’s, Jason Hickman’s, Monica Miley’s and Mary Zimmerman’s cute pooches.

UPDATE: I’ve also added a picture of Tony Weikel’s dog, Red. Thanks for sharing it, Tony!

Anybody else who’d like to share their pet pics? Send them to

Tuesday News – Old National and SCCAP team up

October 26, 2010

SCCAP is currently working with Old National Bank to help make repairs to the home of an elderly Bloomington couple.

The work is being done with funds from a Old National grant program in which the bank will spend up to $10,000 if another entity provides a 25 percent match. SCCAP is providing the matching funds.

In this case, Old National’s funds are being used to repair the home’s roof, chimney and foundation, among other things. That work is almost complete.

SCCAP Weatherization funds will then be used to put in a new furnace and make other energy efficiency improvements.

The home was built by the couple 59 years ago. We are very pleased to be able to help them with renovating it so that it will be safe and comfortable.

Friday Photos – new agency materials coming soon

October 22, 2010

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SCCAP is almost ready to launch a much-needed new website and produce new brochures for most of its programs.  

As part of that, photographer Chris Howell has been taking photos of participants and staff in our various programs. Here are a few of Chris’ photos from the recent Circles Getting Ahead Graduation Ceremony.

You’ll be seeing a lot more of Chris’ photos from other programs soon.

BHA to take Section 8 applications on Nov. 17

October 21, 2010

Bloomington Housing Authority is pleased to announce that its Section 8 waiting list will be open for a half day in November, 2010. (Please note that BHA’s Section 8 program is separate from the Section 8 program at SCCAP. SCCAP is NOT taking applications to add people to its waiting list). 

On Wednesday, November 17th,  Bloomington Housing Authority will be taking applications from 8 a.m. to noon. They expect to have long lines. Therefore, they will give tickets to the people who stand in line but do not make it inside to turn in their applications.

Applicants who do not turn in their completed applications on November 17th must turn in their completed applications no later than Friday, Nov. 19th at 4 p.m. and these applications must be accompanied by the ticket that was given out on the 17th.

In order to submit a complete application each applicant must have a Social Security card and a birth certificate for every person in the household. Applicants and household members over 18 must have a driver’s license or state issued ID card. These documents must be submitted for every person in the household. APPLICATIONS THAT ARE NOT ACCOMPANIED BY THESE DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants must also bring proof of income, such as paystubs, letters from employers, TANF or Social Security award letters, and bank statements for all accounts. 

 BHA will not accept any applications that have been obtained and filled out ahead of time.

Please call ahead if you or your client need reasonable accommodations for a disability. Also, please call ahead if you or your client need a language interpreter.


Directions to Bloomington Housing Authority

From Walnut St.

  1. Take 11th St. west.
  2. Go .7 mile to Monroe St.
  3. The Community Kitchen Express is on the right.
  4. Turn right on Monroe St.
  5. Summit St. is the 2nd left
  6. Turn left on Summit St.
  7. A half block down the BHA will be on the right


From S.R. 37

  1. Turn east on Vernal Pike
  2. After .6 mile Vernal Pike splits off to the right and following a sharp curve to the left will put you on 11th St.
  3. Follow the curve to the left to stay on 11th St.
  4. The second stop sign is Monroe St. and the Community Kitchen Express is on the left.
  5. Turn left on Monroe St.
  6. Summit St. is the 2nd left
  7. Turn left on Summit St.
  8. A half block down the BHA will be on the right

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