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Communities In Schools Chatham County needs a compassionate and highly organized program assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will assist the Family Advocate with program management, communications, scheduling, data collection, and direct services provided for youth and their families referred by the Division of Juvenile Justice. The program assistant provides clerical and direct service support to the Family Advocacy program. We’re looking for someone with a flexible schedule who can be available for nights and weekends as needed.
See www.cischatham.org for full job listing
Chatham Habitat for Humanity is holding an outreach volunteer training on Saturday, February 1st that will be open to volunteers of all ages.
Interested participants can sign up directly at events.chathamhabitat.volunteerhub.com.
CORA’s 10th Empty Bowls charitable fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 9th at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro from 5:00pm – 7:30pm. This year the event will have two seatings, 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. The concept is simple: guests choose a handmade bowl, enjoy delicious soup from local restaurants, home-baked breads, and desserts, and go home with their bowl that serves as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty and that we need to continue our efforts to end hunger in Chatham County. This popular event is open to the public and tickets will go on sale on January 4th at www.corafoodpantry.org. Please mark your calendar as tickets sold out fast last year!
This link, created by a Habitat volunteer, discusses ways to discern where you want to volunteer:

https://chathamhabitat.org/volunteer-journey/

Check it out!
Volunteers needed for our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which begins in February and runs through April 15th. We especially need Saturday volunteers at our Eastern Chatham Senior Center in Pittsboro.

Contact Allison Andrews for more information or to sign up to help. 919-542-4512 or allison.andrews@chathamcouncilonaging.org
Help is available for ACA (Affordable Care Act health exchange insurance), Medicaid Managed Care enrollment and Medicare. Our Outreach & Enrollment Coordinators (Chastity Lindsey in Moncure and Karen Frazier in Siler City) are working with the community on these 3 insurance products full time during Open Enrollment. If anyone needs help, a person can make a one-on-one appointment with them. Chastity’s # is (919) 542-4991 and Karen’s # is (919) 663-1744.
For ACA assistance: please bring documents to verify a person’s annual income, Drivers license or other government-issued photo ID.

For Medicare: Please bring a person’s Medicare Card and medication list to the FREE Enrollment session.

For Medicaid Managed Care, people have until December 13 to enroll in this program. If people do not enroll in this plan and identify the center where they receive their medical care, Medicaid will automatically enroll a person with a particular provider and insurance product. They will be able to change if it is not the correct location. As of this writing, Medicaid Managed Care will be implemented February 1, 2020.
For Medicaid Managed Care, Piedmont Health has signed contracts with all 5 insurance companies that will offer Medicaid Managed Care.
Our consultative services for different insurance products are FREE and a person does not need to be a patient at one of the Health Centers to receive advice and assistance.
Pittsboro Presbyterian Church (PPC), with support from Chatham UMC, will be hosting GriefShare starting in January. GriefShare is a special help seminar and support group for those who have lost loved ones recently or many years ago and are also great for teaching people how to care for others who are grieving. Each session includes a short video, discussion for those wanting to share and a journal they can take home to reflect on various aspects of grief. Our experienced leaders welcome everyone into this safe, nurturing place where hope, compassion and understanding can be found in the midst of pain. Although this is a Christian-based program, people from all perspectives will find a lot of helpful material and support. *When: *Mondays 6-8pm, January 6 - March 30 *Location:* 95 East Street, Pittsboro (across from Hardees). You may park on the street or in our gravel lot which connects to our small driveway to the left of the church which has spaces for those who cannot walk as far. Come in PPC's left side entrance or the door or one of the middle front doors to reach our adult classroom for each session. *Cost:* One-time registration fee of $20. Scholarships are available. *No prior registration. Bring your fee to the first session. *No childcare provided. *Questions? Email Heather at office@pittsboropres.org. GriefShare.org <https://www.griefshare.org/> PittsboroPres.org
Low Income Energy Assistance Program: Households with a person age 60 or older or a disabled person receiving services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services can apply from December 2, 2019, through December 31, 2019. All households can apply beginning January 2, 2020, through March 31, 2020 or until funds are exhausted. Contact Chatham County Department of Social Services to apply.
Spay Your Female Cats and Dogs for FREE

CARE (CHATHAM ANIMAL RESCUE & EDUCATION is offering FREE spay surgeries for female cats and dogs through May 31, 2020.
This free offer is available to Chatham County residents who qualify for CARE’s targeted spay/neuter program, Lillie’s Fund.
(Limit of three female pets per household).
Additional pets, female or male, require a co-pay of $20 per pet.

Call (919) 542-5757 or go to chathamanimalrescue.org
and click on Programs and Resources and then the spay/neuter link for an application.