The family Self-Sufficiency program assists families who have made a commitment to get the education and/or training they need to get a good job which will enable them to become self-sufficient. The Self-Sufficiency Coach assists each family in assessing their goals, strengths, and barriers and develops a plan for self-sufficiency. Some of the supportive services offered for those who qualify for the Self-Sufficiency program are as follows: tuition for education and/or training, uniforms/clothes for job search, job connections, child care, car repair, credit counseling, as well as self-sufficiency coaching and support.
Call 524-4471 for more information.
WIOA- Adult and Dislocated Worker
The goal for the WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act) program is to increase the employment, job retention and earnings of participants, and to increase occupational skills attainment by providing training services. Assistance is available for tuition, books, and supplies to attend the community colleges. Supportive services include transportation costs, child care, clothing/uniforms or work related tools. Each participant will be assigned to a case manager who will be responsible for all services.
Contact WIOA Specialist, at NC Works Career Center at 23 Macon Avenue in Franklin, telephone 369-9534 for more information.
Holiday Angels Project
Holiday Angels is an emergency assistance program with an objective to reach families with the greatest need during the Christmas holidays. Holiday Angels works with other family service providers so maximum number of clients receives some type of assistance, and duplication is minimal. Sponsors include church groups, clubs, businesses, families, and individuals. MPP assists young children and elderly over sixty-five, and special needs adults through the Holiday Angels program. This program is self-supporting and operates solely with donations and sponsors. All monetary donations, toys and other donations go directly to needy families.
Holiday Angels applications taken during the month of November for applicants and sponsors and eligible applicants matched up with sponsors early in December. Eligible families must provide valid proof of all household income and meet Federal Poverty guidelines. For more details, contact MPP at (828) 524-4471.
Back to School Angels Project
Head Start parents and staff developed Back to School Angels and since its inception in 2003, over 600 free backpacks have been distributed to kindergarten-bound Head Start children. The objective is to help low-income Head Start families with backpacks and basic school supplies for their children transitioning from Head Start to Macon County Public School kindergarten classrooms. Children receive a free backpack filled with age-appropriate school supplies (as funds allow) so they are prepared for their kindergarten learning experience. Back to School Angels accepts monetary donations and in the past, various community groups have donated filled backpacks and school supplies as part of their community outreach efforts. Back to School Angels is self-supporting and receives no federal/state funds for the project. For more details contact MPP at (828) 524-4471.