Here is a new idea for Nampa!
Proposed Faith-Based Initiatives/Programs under a Robinson Administration
•A neighborhood Roots System (will concentrate on neighborhood transformation)
•Family Open Table (an individual/family stability concentration)
•Senior Matter of Balance ( a senior focus)
• A heat Relief Network (summer hydration, respite and wellness checks)
•Financial Education Classes (budgeting, credit, financial programs)
•Earned Income Tax Credit Campaign (free tax preparation and awareness)
•A Building Prosperity Campaign i.e. helping families open savings accounts. Participants will receive vital information on money management programs.
•A Faith-Based Summit on Fall Prevention, Faith-based groups and community agencies wil receive additional information and resources about ways to prevent falls and related injuries among the elderly.
This innovative initiative will equip faith communities to enhance neighborhood services in these times of need! This will be a faith-Based Initiative to build partnerships with city churches, to reach members in various faith communities. These coalitions also provide another way to connect people with behavioral, health, and developmental disabilities with needed supports and services.
Nampa is a community of many religious organizations and churches therefore:
Under an administration led by Melissa Sue Robinson, the Department of Community Development will be changed to the Human Relations and Community Services Department , which will work to partner with faith communities and non- profits to help those that need it.
The Human Relations and Community Services Department will pursues City Charter and Ordinance mandates to address human services needs in the Nampa area and help cultivate a community climate of diversity, equity and nondiscrimination. Pursuant to these mandates, the Department will perform numerous functions that seek to improve the quality of life for all Nampa citizens.
The Department’s Human Services focus will include assessing community needs, developing grant proposals and related programs based on identified needs, providing support for local nonprofit service providers through funding agreements, monitoring City-funded programs and providing technical assistance to agency funding recipients.
Human Relations activities include neighborhood dispute mediation, investigation of citizen complaints against police personnel, enforcing Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage laws (local and federal), monitoring City government EEO compliance, and participation in community groups addressing a wide range of social equity concerns.
The Department will also provide leadership in broad-based community initiatives such as resolution of homelessness, organizing health care access for uninsured residents, infant mortality prevention, juvenile delinquency and drug abuse prevention, and refugee resettlement.