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Northeast Times | September 21, 2021

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Golf Tournament Benefiting North Texas SNAP Members

Golf Tournament Benefiting North Texas SNAP Members

North Texas SNAP has joined with Cornerstone Wealth Strategies and will be having a golf tournament benefiting North Texas SNAP members on Monday, May 11 at Timarron Country Club, allowing them to continue receiving services through the Greater Independent Living (GIL) Program.
North Texas SNAP would love for you to consider a $250 Hole Sponsorship OR playing in the tournament.

Funds raised from this tournament will benefit the following programs:
Transportation Voucher Program: As a result of persistence and hard work by several SNAP volunteers, SNAP’s Transportation Program was initiated in August of 2009. Non-governmental grants and individual donations to the transportation fund have allowed Members greater individual freedom. Through Yellow Cab, SNAP provides Members needed transportation to jobs, school, social activities, and in general, travel throughout the Mid-Cities area. In 2014, North Texas SNAP distributed approximately 272 traditional transportation vouchers and 1637 new freedom vouchers to SNAP Members.

Project Neighbor Program: Members may participate in this Program which allows Members to live independently with a little support. For a small monthly Fee, our Program Director will work with qualifying Members to develop independent living skills, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills, as well, as oversee their general well-being. She teams with the Member’s families to develop their network of support. In 2014, our Program Director worked with 4 North Texas SNAP members on a weekly basis to help them develop independent living skills.

Expanded Living Program: A comprehensive, individualized program developed by SNAP’s Program Director, to prepare our members for the step into greater independence and responsibility. Developing knowledge, skills and understanding will build confidence as we work together towards the goal of greater independence. Over 20 areas of skills and development will be covered through small workshops, one-on-one training and life coaching in the areas of Nutrition, Food Preparation, Consumer and Money skills, Communication, Self-Advocacy, Personal Safety and many more. In 2014, our Program Director worked with 2 North Texas SNAP members helping them prepare for greater independence. We have added 3 new members to this program for 2015.

The Greater Independent Living (GIL) Program is vital to the organization’s mission. This program offers our members the opportunity to grow in a positive and caring environment and develop life skills that will help them live a life of self-sufficiency and independence. In addition, it provides our members with a network that supports independence, choice and personal success allowing them the opportunity to be visible in an invisible world.