Hancock Resource Center seeking Board Members
Hancock Resource Center is a Nonprofit Community Development Corporation with a mission to stabilize families and strengthen the community by addressing obstacles and barriers to housing and coordinating services for families in need. HRC is currently looking to fill volunteer board positions with community members who share an interest in Hancock Resource Center’s mission or have a particular interest in one of Hancock Resource Center's programs. HRC has a particular interest to include those that have been homeless and Veterans as part of the governing body. Anyone interested in working toward a strong community through service on the HRC Board, please send any questions and qualifications to Rhonda Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rhonda Rhodes at 228-463-8887. To view our programs, visit http://www.hancockhrc.org/programs.html
October 8, 2018
For Immediate Release:
Salvation Army Angel Tree registration begins October 17th
Registration for the 2018 Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Ministry Program will take place from October 17-18 and October 23-25 during the hours of 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at Hancock Resource Center offices, located at 454 Highway 90, Suite B. in Waveland (next to PRCC).
Families with children from live birth to 12 years of age (at the time of registration) are eligible for the Christmas gift program. A parent or legal guardian must apply for their own children (documentation is required if not listed on birth certificate) and the person applying must bring a valid photo identification card and proof of Hancock County residency. State-issued, certified birth certificates for all children are required at time of registration. Applicant must bring documented proof of income and expenses.
The following is a list of proof of expense that is required at the time of application for everyone in the household:
• Employment (all members of household)
• WIN Job center registration verification form
• TANF Award Letter
• Utility Allowance
• SNAP Award Letter
• Disability Award Letter
• Social Security Award Letter
• Child Support or DHS statement of non-support
• SSI Award Letter
• School Grants/Loans
• Other Income
• Section 8 Paperwork
• Must present notarized statement of any income help from anyone else
• Credit Cards
• Gas Receipts
• Grocery Receipts
• Car Notes
• Medical Bills Paying on
• Cable (basic cable only)
• Phone Bill (landline or cell)
• Rental furniture payments
• Loans & other bills
• Bank statement (if applicable)
*Current bills (1 month) only
Proof means you must bring all items needed at the time of application. If you do not have the items at the time of registration, you will not be able to register until you have all of the items.
Interested families should call HRC to make an appointment; walk-ins will be assisted based on availability. Families who received assistance through the 2017 program should attend one of HRC’s education classes before their angels go out for adoption; applicants will receive the class schedule and be able to choose a class and time that is most appropriate to their needs. To view the class schedule in advance, please visit HRC’s calendar at http://www.hancockhrc.org/calendar.html or call the office to inquire.
The Salvation Army Angel Tree program in Hancock County is made possible through the coordination provided by Hancock Resource Center and by the generous donations of time and treasure by the many volunteers who work tirelessly to bring a bright holiday season to our county’s children. If you are interested in volunteering to work registration, distribution, or adopting an angel, please contact Jane Stock at email@example.com or call 228-463-8887.
For Immediate Release:
October 8, 2018
Hancock Resource Center seeking eighth graders for two leadership opportunities
Applications for the 2019 classes of the Hancock Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) Junior High program and Hancock Youth for Positive Efforts (HYPE), initiatives of the Hancock Resource Center, are now available to interested eighth graders.
HYLA is seeking eighth grade students from one of the four middle schools in Hancock County (or homeschooled equivalent) to be a part the HYLA Junior High class of 2019. Candidates for HYLA typically have leadership potential but have not yet had the opportunity to discover it. The Hancock Youth Leadership Academy will help these unlikely leaders recognize their potential. Students from the four schools will meet together for four full-day sessions to learn about leadership skills, community development and high school readiness. The last session will include a service project planned by students. The cost of the program is $100.00 per student; applicants may request scholarships through the school that they attend.
The HYPE program is seeking eighth grade students who already possess some leadership qualities and have the courage to take a stand for an issue they believe in. HYPE will work to engage these students to create positive change within their school community. Students will meet with other students from their school for three half-day sessions and learn how to determine the need for change and how to create change. The last full day session will include the implementation of the students’ plan for change. The cost of the program is $30.00 per student; applicants may request scholarships through the school that they attend.
There is one application for both programs. Students will indicate their preferred program on the application, however, the selection committee will determine the best fit, if any, for the student. Students may be selected for only one program, not both. Students may obtain an application from their school, Hancock Resource Center, or download the application packet from www.hancockhrc.org or www.believethehypehancock.org. Applications are due on October 23rd by 4 p.m. Students may turn their applications into their school or the Hancock Resource Center. Selected students will be notified before the Christmas holidays.