2018 SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference
November 7-11, 2018
Multiple members of our team attended the 2018 SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference from Nov. 7th to 11th in San Juan, PR. SOMOS, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the Hispanic population of New York State and has been fighting to bring Puerto Rico back on its feet since Hurricane Maria struck the region last year. The conference served as an excellent platform for legislators, scholars, and business & labor leaders to address concerns pertinent to the Puerto Rico and the Hispanic community as a whole. SOMOS uses the funds collected through these conferences to empower youths with scholarships that encourage furthering their education, college internships to promote retention, and apprenticeships to introduce newly graduated adults into the public, nonprofit, labor, and private sectors.
Community School District 12’s Fall Harvest & Family Resource Fair
October 27, 2018
We celebrated the fall season and beginning of the new school year by tabling at Community School District 12’s Fall Harvest & Family Resource Fair. Attendees came out to learn more about the district, schools, and families, and to meet the district’s local representatives.
October 5, 2018
VIP CASAC Academy program is an OASAS Certified Education Training Program. We provide courses that satisfy the educational requirements for state certification. Our course enables paraprofessional/professionals for direct patient care and supervisory positions in the field of substance use and addiction. The intensive program prepares growing professionals in the eight practice domains including assessment, counseling case management, client, family and community education, and Ethics. Graduation took place at Eastwood Manor on October 5, 2018. We had 30 VIP graduates, all of which submitted their applications to OASAS to receive their CASAC-T. We are looking forward to placing those graduates as CASAC T’s currently employed at VIP.