Welcome to CWEE’s weekly update for program participants for the week of November 30, 2020.
CWEE will be closed Friday, December 4.
CWEE will continue to operate virtually/remotely through December 2020.
Changes at CWEE
Over the last few months, we have been working on updating our programming to provide you with the specific skills that are in demand right now during this pandemic. We also recognize that your situation at home probably looks different than it did in March, with kids attending school at home and changed childcare options. As a result, CWEE has made our program available virtually!
The first part of our virtual program is called CWEE Basics and will support you in developing strong digital literacy and goal setting skills that will prepare you to compete in our current job market. You will be able to log into the program 24/7 so if working through our program while your children are attending school works best for you, you can do that! If working through our program at night or over the weekend works best for you, you can do that too! Once you complete CWEE Basics, you will work with your Career Advisor to determine what next steps you can take at CWEE to support you.
Wait, what’s a Career Advisor?
While we’ve been updating our program, CWEE has also updated our approach to serving you. We have created new roles to offer more individual support during your CWEE journey.
Your Career Advisor is your main point of contact for all things CWEE!
You will also receive support from a TANF Specialist who will work with you to make sure that your needs are being met so that you can fully focus on your career goals. Your Career Advisor and TANF Specialist will work as a team to support you in creating goals, determining next steps for achieving them, and celebrating your successes. We are working on assigning Career Advisors to each of you, so if you haven’t connected already, stay tuned for an invitation to meet him or her soon!
In the meantime, here is a breakdown of who you can contact if you are awaiting your Career Advisor assignment. Be sure to leave a voicemail if you call!
|Who to Contact||
|Career Advisor or TANF Specialist Information||Brandi Singleton, Manager of Integrated Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org
303.892.8444 ext. 312
|Counseling Services||Anna Tekippe, Clinician||
|CWEE Basics, Career Essentials or other Virtual Programming||Sue Huffer, Virtual Program Supervisor||
|Community Programs or Employment Services||Joe Scancarello, Manager of Employment Services||
|Other||Kate Redweik, Engagement Manageremail@example.com
303.892.8444 ext. 343
CWEE Online Instruction
- CWEE’s classes are online now! Our online instruction is flexible and designed to support you and your goals.
- For more information, please contact CWEE’s Virtual Programs Supervisor, Sue Huffer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.892.8444 x 308.
Congratulations are in order…
CWEE is excited to celebrate our most recent CWEE Career Basics Completer:
- Sarah Cisneros
CWEE Is Accepting Referrals
Do you know someone who lives in Denver County that could benefit from CWEE’s employment training program? We want to hear from you!
- Participants do not need to be receiving TANF to enroll in our program
- Please share this link from CWEE’s website with your family and friends interested in skill building, education and employment
- People can also contact Joe at email@example.com or 303.892.8444 x 334.
Free Activities for Kids in Denver
Find a great list of free activities for kids of all ages — and their families — in Denver and surrounding areas.
King Soopers and Amazon both donate money to nonprofits, like CWEE, by contributing a portion of their customer’s purchases. All you need to do is register your account and identify CWEE as the nonprofit you want to receive these funds and continue with your regular shopping.
- Go to kingsoopers.com/communityrewards
- Create an online account with your rewards card information
- Link us, Center for Work Education and Employment, as the charity you are supporting – or find us using our unique code: IM369
- Continue to shop at King Soopers with your rewards card, and a portion of your transactions will come to CWEE!
Amazon (Amazon Smile)
- Go to smile.amazon.com
- Link us, Center for Work Education and Employment, as the charity you are supporting
- Continue to shop at smile.amazon.com and a portion of the proceeds will come to CWEE!
Community Resources for Toys
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program
To sign up for Christmas assistance click here. Scroll down to the tiles and click on “Christmas Assistance,” and you will be taken to the form to sign up. Call 303-861-4833 for questions or for more information.
Denver Santa Claus Shop
For Denver County residents only
Denver Human Services (DHS) Families on SNAP, TANF, Medicaid or SSI – with children 11 years and younger – are eligible for admittance to Denver Santa Claus Shop.
Information on the toy distribution and qualifications will be added in late November on DHS and DSCS web sites and social media channels.
For more information contact: 720-944-3666.
Receive a Christmas Dinner Basket
- Volunteers of America provides Christmas Dinner Baskets to families and individuals
- Sign up opens Monday, December 7th starting at 8:00 am until all spots are filled. Click here to sign up.
- Baskets can be picked up on Monday, December 21st.
- Baskets must be picked up by the person listed on the signup.
Denver Toy Shop
- 3,500 children served
- Children receive a new toy, a small toy, a stuffed animal, & and a wooden toy car
- December 5, from 9am – 4pm (or when toys run out)
- Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver CO 80216
- Children MAY NOT attend
- Expect long wait times- dress for the weather
- Bring a large bag to carry toys home in; only one parent per household can attend
- Contact: kenziscauses.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-500-2112
Diaper & Wipes Distribution in Denver!
- When: December 15th and 29th
- Where: 3738 Morrison Rd. Denver, CO 80219
- Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
- More information in this flyer
Download the Colorado Peak Mobile app!
Have you experienced long wait times when calling the county? Download the app to complete redetermination, view EBT balance, update contact information, submit paystubs, and more!
Coloradans who Received Unemployment During the Pandemic are Eligible for $375
- People eligible to receive the payment do not need to take action, according to the state.
- Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment will directly contact anyone who is eligible for the one-time payment.
- Claimants will receive the payment through ReliaCard or their bank account.
- Claimants are encouraged to log in to their benefits account to make sure their address is up to date.
- Find out more here.
ALERT: Unsecured Website Similar to Colorado PEAK Is Potential Scam
- The site is using the Colorado Peak name and running ads for “Food Stamps” and other assistance programs
- REMINDER: You never have to pay to apply for food assistance or to have your questions answered.
- Never give you PIN over the phone
Amazon Prime for $5.99
- If you have an EBT or Medicaid card you could qualify for this discounted service.
- Click here to register.
Free Financial Coaching
Interested in learning about and improving your credit score, getting out of debt, building a budget or saving for a car or a home? If so, ask your TANF Specialist about a referral to the Office of Financial Empowerment & Protection (OFEP).
Are you stuck in a high interest payday or small installment loan?
Denver’s Office of Financial Empowerment and Protection is expanding coaching services to clients affected by the economic impact of COVID 19 by providing access to small personal grants to move you from predatory loans to full banking services.
The “Financial Empowerment with Personal Access to Capital” program will provide grants of up to $1,500 to be used for paying off high interest predatory loans. Participates will be required to attend three financial coaching sessions to review budgets, increase savings, increase credit score and decrease debt. Ask your TANF Specialist for more information!
Counseling services are available through CWEE
Anna, CWEE’s Clinician, can provide direct support or connect you with community resources.
- Call Anna at 303-489-0071 or email her at email@example.com.
- To speak with a counselor immediately at any time, call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255.
Are you in need of other resources or information?
- You can always contact your case manager.
- For resources for food, rent assistance, clothing, and more click here.
- You can also call 2-1-1 at any time to talk to someone who can connect you to more resources.