Deepening Our Impact in 2024

As we look to 2024, we are asking ourselves: “How can SASS have a deeper impact?” and “How do we help people get out of poverty?” We are launching some new programs to help answer some of those questions.

Foundational Principles:

  • Generational cycles of poverty typically repeat themselves in children. 
  • Distribution based systems have value, but do not elevate people out of poverty.  
  • Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. (John Maxwell) 
  • Success, health, health, fitness, wealth, and relationships are all products of consistency.  
  • Systems lead to change. 

Current Programs:

  • Food Distribution 
  • Emergency Assistance  
  • Holiday Meals & Gifts 
  • Youth Programming 
  • Youth Mental Health Sponsorship 
  • Referrals & Follow Up 

New Opportunities:

Mentorship & Support for Adults

  • Based on client feedback, develop programming to help SASS parents achieve their goals.  
  • Develop a framework for 1-on-1 and group classes. Possible topics include parenting skills and strategies for the various stages of child development, budgeting and personal financial management, goal setting, how to purchase a home, and school resources for special education and English Language Learners (ELL). 
  • Identify and recruit volunteers to assist with classes and individual coaching. 
  • Identify other organizations that have programs that assist families in overcoming poverty. 

Youth Advocacy

  • Focus on the school-age children of parents in the Mentorship & Support program. 
  • Identify programmatic needs and create solutions that increase graduation rates among students and ensure they have a plan for their lives when they graduate.  
  • Identify and mobilize volunteers to maximize impact. 

Overcoming Language Barriers

  • Ensure that ELL families understand the resources available to overcome language barriers.  
  • Recruit a pool of volunteers that can translate. 
  • Advocate with the schools and at SASS. 

Senior Citizen Health & Wellness

  • Work closely with Mill Pond residents to implement a 2024 wellness strategy that includes computer training, healthy eating classes, and exercise classes. 


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