Summer cooling help, Head Start, Snall Business Conference, AmeriCorps & Early Head Start

Here's What's Happening at CANI...

CANI still has summer cooling assistance available and families who did not receive heating assistance during the 2011-12 winter program are now eligible to apply. You can learn about the specifics here. The program runs through August 17th.

CANI Head Start is now enrolling children ages 3 to 5 in a FREE pre-school program in Allen, Noble and Whitley counties. Learn more about this opportunity here.

CANI in partnership with MDwise, is hosting two free insurance events: 4-6 pm August 14 and August 16 at Mary Raeber Elementary, 700 E. Jackson St., Columbia City. Representatives from Northeast Indiana Covering Kids & Families will be on-site to assist with completion of enrollment forms. 

Save the date! CANI, in partnership with several other local organizations, is hosting its second Small Business Conference, November 1st - more details coming soon! The conference is designed to be a resource for aspiring or current small business owners who want to grow a business, but lack capital and/or assistance. Contact Jose Hernandez for more information.

Do you have a passion for service? We need YOU!

CANI Seeks Applicants for AmeriCorps Program
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. 
Specifically, CANI is seeking members in four areas: financial literacy, early childhood education, healthy futures, and outreach and volunteer coordination.

For more information about the AmeriCorps program at CANI, visit our website or contact AmeriCorps Program Supervisor Ashley Kostelnik, (260) 423-3546, ext. 227.

Early Head Start Now Enrolling

Pregnant Women and
Families with Young Children
Encouraged to Apply

Early Head Start is a home-based program that matches home visitors with English, Spanish, and Burmese-speaking parents and young children, ages 0 to 3. Home visits are scheduled weekly at the family’s convenience. The emphasis is on child development, education, family self-sufficiency and parenting skills.

Early Head Start is designed to ensure that every family receives comprehensive health care, including medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, and safety information. Home visitors also connect families to all eligible services through CANI and other agencies by referral.

Locally, CANI is the service provider for Early Head Start in Allen, Noble and Whitley counties. Find more information and an application on our website.


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