Family Promise Night At The Chattanooga Lookouts August 31

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Lookouts invite the public to join them for a night of baseball and fireworks on Sunday, Aug. 31. By purchasing tickets to the game against the Tennessee Smokies from Family Promise, patrons are helping support Chattanooga’s only family homeless service provider.

Tickets are $5 and the Chattanooga Lookouts will donate $2 of each ticket purchased to Family Promise (ticket must be purchased from Family Promise). For each ticket redeemed at the game, another donation of $0.

50 will be made to Family Promise.

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga currently offers four programs to help end family homelessness in our area:

The IHN Overnight Shelter Program is a traditional, faith-based program that operates in area congregations and continues to provide food, shelter and hospitality to families in need. Over fifty area churches and synagogues currently partner to host and support efforts to provide temporary housing for families, and provide a cost-effective mobilization of community resources. Seventy-five to eighty percent of families exit this program to stable housing, either employed or with income supports, if disabled, and securely linked to supportive and follow-up services.

The Family Promise Day Center Program provides food, transportation, day shelter, shower and laundry facilities, case management, life skills and educational classes, computers to develop resumes and apply online for jobs and housing, indoor and outdoor play areas for children and a nap room. As the name suggests, families stay here during the day.

The Centralized Intake Program provides intakes, assessments, case management, emergency assistance, and secure linkage to existing community resources for supportive services, guiding families to services, and housing.

The Going Home Program is a partnership between Family Promise, the Chattanooga Housing Authority, and local builders and property owners. Family Promise screens and selects families for placement in public, renovated and newly constructed housing, and provides one year of case management services where property owners can access assistance and guidance from a case manager for any family issues.

Tickets are available at the FPGC Day Center, 1184 Baldwin St., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. For more information, please call 423-756-3891 or visit www.familypromisechattanooga.com.


TVRW Spaghetti Supper To Benefit The Fisher House

There will be a spaghetti supper on Friday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at Red Bank Lions Club, 3704 Dayton Blvd. to benefit The Fisher House.  Cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children and includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and drink.  Whole wheat spaghetti and meatless sauce are available, as well as to-go orders. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Republican ... (click for more)

Red Bank Commissioner Candidate Forum Is Sept. 23

A candidate forum for the Red Bank Commissioner November elections will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Red Bank Middle School Auditorium.  All candidates for the Red Bank Commission have been invited to this open discussion forum.   Elections will be Tuesday, Nov. 4.   All Red Bank residents, property and business owners are encouraged to ... (click for more)

Chancellor Rules That IDB Must Reimburse Attorney Fees, Other Legal Costs For Helen Burns Sharp On TIF Lawsuit

Chancellor Pam Fleenor has ruled that Helen Burns Sharp, who sued over the validity of a $9 million Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for a planned major development on Aetna Mountain, should be reimbursed her discretionary costs as well as her attorney fees. Ms. Sharp said in a recent court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka were $74,427 at the time. The ... (click for more)

Sheriff Says Man Who Took His Own Life At Jail Was In Isolation Cell

Sheriff Jim Hammond said an inmate who took his own life at the County Jail on Saturday morning was in an isolation cell.   He said Justin Dale Bradley, who was charged with the murder of a three-year-old child, was being checked every 30-40 minutes.   The sheriff said it is believed that he hanged himself with a bed sheet shortly after a guard passed ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)