ACRP in the Community
Scarecrows in the Park
Several of ACRP's programs have created scarecrows for this year's Discover Downtown Partnership Scarecrows in the Park contest. Pictured above is: the Autism Spectrum Disorders Unit's Superhero; the Maintenance Department's Witch; Johnstown Alternative School's Stewie Griffin; BHRS's Spongebob; and FBMHS's Sesame Street Characters.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Staff from ACRP's Blair County Office participated in the 10th Annual Central Pennsylvania Walk Now for Autism Speaks held on Saturday, October 11th at People's Natural Gas Ballpark.
Fall Family Fun Day
ACRP's Angela Cummings and Camette Standley hosted an activity table at the Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership's Fall Family Fun Day held on Saturday, October 11th at Central Park in Johnstown.
ACRP Receives FEMA / DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety grant to the Alternative Community Resource Program (ACRP) in the amount of $58,370.00.
With these funds ACRP, in cooperation with school districts, fire departments and civic organizations, will provide smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for families without such protection. Special smoke detectors for the visually and hearing impaired will be available. In addition, trained ACRP staff will provide home safety assessments for families. The grant provides funds for the purchase of sophisticated carbon monoxide testing equipment that will be used to locate sources of carbon monoxide leaks before those leaks cause harm.
ACRP will be contacting schools, fire departments and civic groups in the coming weeks to begin installations and safety assessments.
As safety inspections are being conducted, ACRP will be able to use other grant funds from Lee Initiatives and United Way to assist low income and elderly homeowners who qualify for the repair of safety issues discovered during home safety assessments.
Please call ACRP at 536-6141 to request information and see if you qualify for assistance. The program includes a five (5) county area (Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Blair and Clearfield).
Please don’t take you and your family’s safety lightly.
Employees of the Month - September 2014
Katie Dneaster – Employee of the Month in Cambria County
ACRP would like to congratulate Katie Dneaster on being selected as Employee of the Month for Cambria County for September 2014. Katie is a Therapeutic Staff Support and Lead Counselor for ACRP’s After School Therapeutic Program and Summer Therapeutic Activates Program in Cambria County, and has been employed with ACRP since 2013.
Michelle Weston – Employee of the Month in Blair County
ACRP would like to congratulate Michelle Weston on being selected as the Employee of the Month for Blair County for September 2014. Michelle is an Administrative Assistant at ACRP’s Blair County office, and has been employed with ACRP since 2011.
Substitute Teachers Needed
Take a Trip on the Mathematics Ship! - Children's Educational Workshop