Thursday, September 2, 2010

Labrador Friendship Centre Update

The Labrador Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay is very busy preparing programs for the fall season.

Karen Goudie is the Finance Manager for the centre.

She says in September, the Aboriginal Head Start Program is preparing for the children registering this year.

She says thirty eight children have registered so far.

For the Employment Transition Program, they have selected four participants this year.

These participants will start a nine week training program.

They will be in classes for seven weeks and spend two weeks on an independent job search.

She says the Linkage Youth Program is also getting ready to begin.

They now have four participants who had previously dropped out of school.

This program been approved and starts in September.

Goudie says the Homelessness Program is also getting ready for the fall.

The program provides homeless individuals with help in finding homes.

Goudie adds Sandy Hope will be traveling to the north coast communities to do presentations on Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS in September.

She says they will be holding meetings and presentations at the schools and clinics in each Nunatsiavut community.

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