Programs Offered by the LINCS Center
The LINCS established a food bank at 2400 Firmstone St that services over 100 families each month. The food pantry provides families with food insecurities a variety of food options.
The Warrior Bag Program supplies weekend lunches to be sent home with participating students (children in need within the Wilson Area School District) every Friday throughout the school year and summer.
The LINCS Family Center recently received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) to build community capacity to identify and implement programs and resources that ensure the well-being and healthy development of community youth. The objective of the Community Coalition Capacity Building (CCCB) grant is to enable community coalitions to recruit key stakeholders, collect data, and develop collaborative relationships with school districts in order to provide youth with supports, resources, and opportunities needed to become successful adults.
The coalition will apply the Communities That Care (CTC) model throughout their activities. CTC is an evidence-based coalition model that targets the prevention of substance misuse, school dropout, delinquency, violence, and mental health among youth in Pennsylvania.
The CTC model helps communities to develop and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships within a local community to promote healthy youth development. Communities That Care has been widely implemented with demonstrated success throughout communities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1998.
Organizations or individuals interested in joining the community coalition or those who would like more information about the project can contact Trina Johnson-Brady at 484-373-6200 or at email@example.com.
Connecting Area Families to Essential Services
LINCS Family Center is helping to connect local families to needed services. Through a partnership with CONCERN for Kids, a social worker evaluates the needs of area residents and suggests resources to meet those needs.
Resource contacts such as emergency rental assistance, affordable housing, SNAP food assistance, access to healthcare, utility assistance, shelter, food bank referrals, counseling services, and crisis intervention were provided. Assistance with applying for services and donations of food and clothing were also offered in certain instances.
If you are a member of the Wilson Area School District community and are in need of assistance, please contact Sherry Darr, BSW, School Based Resource Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-577-0056.
Operates during the summer to provide children entering 1st – 4th grades a safe environment for play, exercise, and building of social skills.
A program that provides fresh vegetables and promoting proper nutrition. Students will plant, grow, harvest and taste the fruits of their labor.