NEWS & INFO !
Located at 616 W. Grand River, Howell. Just 2 blocks west of the Library.
We look forward to seeing you there.
New Website in progress check
it out www.TCYS.org
to our 2012 Graduates - Chelsea
L. Alyssa M, Randy P.Jaize V. David K. Chelsea M. Ashley T. Fe;icia C. . We are all so very proud of
Thank you ..to Pathfinder School
students for the awesomely huge TV. You are the best!!
Check this out .. We made the paper clck here http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20110814/LIFESTYLE/108140320/Woman-makes-sure-social-needs-teens-met
The Connection is on the radio. Click on the link to hear all the stories. www.michiganradio.org/homelessteens
UPCOMING EVENTS & FUN STUFF
Halloween Pics from last years party are posted on our FaceBook page --
HALLOWEEN pics from party 2009 are on this link
Homeless Awareness Week - November 11 - 17th. See poster on this page.
Drop-In Open 2pm - 7pm Monday - Thursday at the White
House. 616 W. Grand River Howell. One block from the library. Stop by and see whats new,. Meet our staff.
Find out more about us.
iGrow is an interactive group that uses games, activities, and art projects to increase self-awareness in youth
and give them an opportunity to express themselves in creative ways. This group is helpful for youth who want to develop a
better understanding of themselves or who have a difficult time talking about how they think and feel.
at 4:00pm at the White House.
NEGOTIATIONS for teens 12 - 18 years old. Learn coping strategies, dealing
with anger, managing stress . Meets every Tuesday and Thursday - 4:00-5:00pm. at the White House.
got skill? 16 - 21 year olds. Get ready for adult living. Learn about
health, decision making, nutrition, jobs, budgeting, apartment life and more. Interactive. Fun. Informative. Wednesdays
from 5:00 - 6:30pm. At the White House.
COLORS "Fly Fly" ------Yes
it is! A Confidential Support Group. Call 810 623-5892 for more info. Ask for Vickie.
Parent Support -
Are you worried about your teen? Do you want help setting limits and regaining your authority as a parent? Call JoAnne at
517-552-3975 to learn about the Parent Support Meeting. Mondays at 6:30pm
Connection Youth Advisory Council - meets twice a month. We are looking for teens wanting to make a difference in their community. If you are interested in participating call Matt.
more info on any of the above programs call (866)440-7233 or
a fan - Click here
LIST - We need
gas cards as we use a lot of gas chaufering kids around... Staples Gift cards, copy paper, copier
toner for Brother TN-580 - LETS bus tokens - Gas Cards -- New or Used Digital TV set --
- Movies DVD(no R rated) - - Digital camera - stress balls - hacky sacs - musical instruments- Guitar Strings - Pool passes to Howell
& Hartland H.S. -Bowl e Drome passes - RollerRama passes - Video game Controller for playstation 2 - Rockband for
playstation2 - Drum pedal for WII rock band. -- - Blank Journals - Individual art & craft projects like Paint by
numbers, Fuzzy Art Posters, jewelry kits, Suncatcher kits, mosaics, etc.---School Supplies - Large plastic storage
bins with lids - AA & AAA batteries- Gently used Furniture for our apartment program.
Getting a new ipod? We want your old ipod or MP3 - Our
kids often need music at night to help sleep.
We Always need .... Food - Sugarless gum and suckers
for smokers trying to quit, Ranch Dressing, Red Hot Sauce, Healthy Snacks - Individual serving size of
(Ravioli, Mac&cheese,fruit & pudding cups, Lunchables,etc) granola bars - pop tarts - juice , pop , sugar ,
Hamburger... Gift Cards for Pizza places in Howell Paper products
-Toilet paper, trash bags, Zip Lock bags (all sizes). paper towel, multi fold towels for dispensers (available at CostCo
and Gordons.) ...Personal needs -Acne face wash, scrub and cream products . AXE
shower tools -Bath Poufs in Green yellow blue purple pink & orange.- New socks and underwear - swimsuits all sizes .
Copy Paper (white and colors) .
Costco Gift cards come in handy for bulk purchases
Meijer gift cards are useful for
fresh produce, milk, also for emergencies and special needs a youth may have like medicine, shoes, clothing,
gift cards will be used to purchase office supplies.
Gifts of cash will be used towards the more expensive items not
likely to be donated
DO NOT NEED - We recently
got a large donation of toothpaste and tooth brushes. We are good on Ramen Noodles and Micro popcorn right now Thank you Hartland High School Students
Volunteers Wanted ! Like to throw parties? Good at organizing
events? We need help planning activities for youth and we need members for our fundraising committee. Call
Vickie at (517)552-3975.Volunteers also needed to help during Drop-in hours. Monday - Thurs 2:30 - 7pm
Host Homes Needed - We are looking for persons
willing to open their home to a homeless youth still in high school. The Connection screens youth and host home to ensure
a good fit. Support and financial assistance is provided to host homes. Youth receive extensive case management while
in the program. Being a host home can be a rewarding experience. Please consider calling for more info.
Livingston Family Center's webpage
Did you know? The Chinese Symbol used by The Connection actually
means "a connection" between people and the community.