Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits

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Adventure Awaits

Each year, the Community Services Support Foundation funds mini-grants to enhance experiences and opportunities of those we support.

This year, they funded a request called the Adventurer’s Club.

One of the first activities was a trip to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. Those that attended toured the park and saw all sorts of animals including Zebras, Bison and Ostriches. After lunch they enjoyed the petting zoo.

A group also welcomed autumn and visited the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.

Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it is a time for all of us to speak up about domestic violence, raise awareness, and support survivors of this devastating but all too common issue. Domestic violence can happen to anyone and is present in every community regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion or nationality.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by their intimate partner. With these staggering statistics, it is inevitable that we all know someone who has been a victim of domestic violence, whether you realize it or not.

These staggering statistics are even more devastating for victims with disabilities. Women with disabilities have a 40% greater chance of experiencing intimate partner violence than women without disabilities. Victims with disabilities face additional forms of abuse and encounter additional barriers when they attempt to leave and seek help. For many victims, when they finally take that very brave, but dangerous step to leave, they are unable to access outside services because of severe isolation, lack of transportation, lack of communication devices and interpretation services, lack of privacy and because of societal attitudes about disabilities.

It is because of these additional barriers facing survivors with disabilities that Community Services for Every1 (CSE1) partnered with the Family Justice Center of Erie County (FJC) to create the HOPE of WNY. The mission of this collaboration is to improve access to domestic violence services and prevention education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and to ensure that victims with disabilities are identified and linked to the services and supports that will help lead them on their journey toward safety and healing. To fulfill that mission, HOPE of WNY not only provides monthly training to CSE1 and FJC staff to increase the awareness, skills and comfort level of staff to support victims with I/DD, but CSE1 staffs a Casework Empowerment Liaison who provides intensive case management and support to victims with I/DD to ensure they are able to overcome any barriers to safety.

Domestic violence thrives when we remain silent. It’s important that we take a stand and work together to bring an end to the violence. This month especially, raise awareness, connect someone you are concerned about to resources, and spread the word that there is help available for everyone of every ability.

For more information on HOPE of WNY and the Victim Assistance Program or to reach the Casework Empowerment Liaison call 716-949-6678.

Easy Eats Halloween Spooktacular

Easy Eats Halloween Spooktacular

Easy Eats Halloween Spooktacular

Community Services for Every1 hosted our first Easy Eats Afterschool Program session. Halloween Spooktacular was a hit among the teens who attended! Both morning and afternoon sessions were full. Sessions are held at the Jefferson Career Exploration Center.

The two groups made homemade Coffin Pop Tarts and Lattice Baked Apples with Chef Stephanie.

Easy Eats is an in-person afterschool program for teens ages 13 to 19. The weekly program is funded through the generosity of Lakeshore Connections with support from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Easy Eats Afterschool Program, contact Chef Stephanie at sdicarlo@csevery1.com or 716-566-4701 ext. 760.

Visit the Easy Eats for Every1 YouTube channel.

Sharing a passion for gardening

Sharing a passion for gardening

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Sharing a passion for gardening

Gardening is a passion and skill for both Calvin and Deb, two of our
Pre-Vocational DSPs, that they have shared with everyone in the program.

Calvin and Deb have spent months working with people we support in Community Pre-Voc to plan out an indoor garden wall. The purpose of this indoor garden wall is to not only help teach people about horticulture and gardening practices, but also for it to be used for The Statler Foundation Culinary Arts Suite by planting, and eventually utilizing, various types of herbs.

In preparation for this, they both worked on teaching horticulture and gardening within their programs. Each Pre-Voc program has started their own personal indoor gardens to help teach people about the various ways to care for plants, flowers and herbs, the type of surroundings each needs, and various “foods” they may require. This is especially helpful when assisting people we support in deciding their areas of interest in the workforce but it is also teaching skills that everyone can do in their everyday lives at home and with family and friends.

We couldn’t be more thankful to Calvin and Deb for turning a very unusual time in our world into a fun, new and functional learning experience at Jefferson. Their creativity and passion has really shined through while creating this project!

DSP Deb stands in front of the indoor garden wall at our Jefferson Career Center.
One of our Community Pre-Voc groups shows off the new garden bed they planted outside
Calvin poses with one of the plants he helped introduce to Community Pre-Voc.

6th Annual Golf Tournament: Chipping in for Community Services

6th Annual Golf Tournament: Chipping in for Community Services

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 Save the date! Our 6th Annual Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 17th, at the Wanakah Country Club, 5161 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Sponsorships, program ads and golfer registration is listed below. All advertisement artwork and logos can be sent to communityrelations@www.csevery1.com.
Please make golf foursome reservations by June 1st. We hope to see you there!

$6,000 Gold Sponsorship

  • Full page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)
  • Logo displayed on website page for the event
  • Logo displayed on welcome banner
  • Tee sign on the course
  • Thank you in newsletter and Annual Report
  • 3 foursomes golfing

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$5,000 Silver Sponsorship

  • Full page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)
  • Logo displayed on website page for the event
  • Logo displayed on welcome banner
  • Tee sign on the course
  • Thank you in newsletter and Annual Report
  • 2 foursomes golfing

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$2,500 Bronze Sponsorship

  • Full page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)
  • Logo displayed on website page for the event
  • Logo displayed on welcome banner
  • Tee sign on the course
  • Thank you in newsletter and Annual Report
  • 1 foursome golfing

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$1,500 Beverage Cart Sponsorship

  • Your company name and logo displayed prominently on the beverage carts

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$1,500 Golf Foursome

  • Four golfers play in the tournament

*Please reserve your foursome by June 1st.
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$500 Golf Cart Sponsorship

  • Your company name and logo displayed prominently on a golf cart

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$250 Tee Sign

  • Your company name and logo displayed on a tee sign placed on the golf course

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$250 Dinner Table Sponsorship

  • Your company name and logo displayed on a sign at a dinner table

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$200 Full Page Ad

  • A full page, color ad in our program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)

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$100 Half Page Ad

  • A half page, color ad in our program (4.5″W X 3.75″ H)

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$50 Quarter Page Ad

  • Quarter page, color ad in our program (4.5.” W X 2.5″ H)

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$80 Dinner Ticket

  • Don’t golf? Join us in the evening for our cocktail hour and dinner.

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Community Services’ 30th Anniversary Celebration

Community Services’ 30th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Swing into 30 event logo

This year, Community Services for Every1 is celebrating its 30th Anniversary! During the past three decades, our Agency has grown to offer more than 40 services and operates 42 small housing residences and 142 affordable housing units. In the past two years, we have opened our Jefferson Career Exploration Center, offering unique hands-on learning suites to help those we support find a career they love, and we cut the ribbon on our newest independent living apartment complex, Ridgeway Commons, in Lackawanna. Community Services now supports to 1,600 people in seven counties across WNY!

Join us at our Swinging into 30 event to celebrate! The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20th, at Shea’s Seneca, 2178 Seneca Street, Buffalo. Below are a list of sponsorship and program advertisement opportunities. Please call Stephanie McGrath at 716-883-8888 ext. 144 or email smcgrath@www.csevery1.com for more information.

$6,000 Gold Sponsorship

  • Full page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)
  • Logo displayed on website page for the event
  • Logo displayed on sponsorship board
  • Table sign at the event
  • Thank you in Newsletter and Annual Report
  • Thank you at the podium the night of the event
  • Ability to display signage at the event (if desired)
  • 6 tickets

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$5,000 Silver Sponsorship

  • Full page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)
  • Logo displayed on the website page for the event
  • Logo displayed on sponsorship board
  • Table sign at the event
  • Thank you in Newsletter and Annual Report
  • 4 tickets

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$2,500 Bronze Sponsorship

  • Full page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 7.5″ H)
  • Logo displayed on the website page for the event
  • Logo displayed on sponsorship board
  • Thank you in Newsletter and Annual Report
  • 2 tickets

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$1,500 Band Sponsor

  • Your company name and logo displayed on a large sign at the performance area
  • Half page ad in the program (4.5″ W X 3.75″ H)

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$500 Table Sponsor

  • Your company name, logo and overview displayed on a large sign at an event table.

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$500 Food Station Sponsor

  • Your company name and logo displayed on a large sign at the buffet table

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$350 Dessert Station Sponsor

  • Your company name and logo displayed on a large sign at the dessert station

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$250 Full Page Ad

  • A full page, color ad in the event program
  • Dimensions: 4.5″W X 7.5″H

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$150 Half Page Ad

  • A half page, color ad in the event program
  • Dimensions: 4.5″ x 3.75″

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$50 Quarter Page Ad

  • A quarter page, color ad in the event program
  • Dimensions: 4.5″ W X 2.25″ H

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$60 Individual Ticket

  • Celebrate the ’20s with us as we swing into 30!

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