Seven Hills offers many Programs & Services that fullfil our Mission:
As partners in the community, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our neighbors
Victims of Crime Advocates (VOCA)
We help victims who need assistance with moving past victimization. We counsel and support, assist with application for compensation, counseling needs and help with court proceeding. Please call 513-407-5297
Boys Group and Girls Groups
Pre-teens and teens meet weekly to discuss the stresses of life, health, school, goal setting, hygiene, friendship, relationships, peer pressure, career choices, etc. Speakers are invited in to share their experiences and advice to the groups. A subset of the girls also participate in a True Body Project which seeks to empower girls to identify and connect to their true bodies, to grow their authentic voices, and to advocate for the health and safety of girls everywhere (http://truebodyproject.org/about ) . Beginning in the fall, 2014, mindfulness training has also been offered.
After School Program
Five days a week, students receive snacks, homework assistance, and participate in recreational activities. The focus of the program is to help students improve academically as well as provide them a safe place to play.
Summer Day Camp
Our 8 week camp runs earl June to the end of July and emphasizes academics and health and nutrition. Children 5 to 12 years attend weekly field trips, arts and crafts, fitness and tutoring. Campers receive breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Teen Training and Employment
Youth 13-17 years old receive a small stipend to support younger summer campers as camp counselors and youth mentors. In 2013, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) supported the 'Coaching On Achieving Community Health (COACH) Program which included health and leadership training via the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens book by Sean Covey.
In 2014, teen workers continued their study of the 7 Habits, but also became Community Youth Scientists (CYS) learning about environmental health, community advocacy, research, GIS mapping and urban planning. CYS are planning a needs and assets assessment in partnership with the University of Cincinnati and Xavier's Community Building Institute.
The Great Thinkers Club (GTC)
Middle and junior high youth are given an introduction into the STEM fields of engineering, science, electronics, design, technology, mathematics and economics via six 5 week sessions seeking to spark the interest, uncover potential, and enhance abilities of students for future study. A fall 2015 citywide science fair is being planned.
West End Youth Council
Our program meets weekly and serves as a drug prevention and leadership development program. The youth host fundraisers, perform community service, and take road trips to broaden their horizons and expand their visions.
Athletics have proven to be a catalyst and aid to struggling youth . Past participants share stories of how athletics kept them out of trouble, and motivated them to stay in school. Karate and boxing are available year round to kids and adults. Cheerleading, football and baseball are seasonal. Most programs are available for youth between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Keep checking back for basketball league/tournament play to begin again.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church delivers bread daily Monday through Friday to be distributed to the residents of the West End. Those with greater needs are able to apply for emergency assistance and receive groceries from our Emergency Food Pantry when available. Extra assistance is provided during the Thanksgiving and Christmas through the Holiday Adoption Program.
Senior Support and Bingo
Seniors are given the opportunity to gather and socialize often while playing bingo. During these gatherings, they receive congregate meals, participate in wellness programs, and receive supportive services.
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