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The U.S. banks are switching up the insides of our credit cards. They’re adding something called EMV technology, which stands for “Europay, MasterCard, and Visa.” Translation: Credit cards will be equipped with a super-small computer chip that’s extremely hard to counterfeit. If you’ve gotten a card recently, chances are it’s souped up with this technology. Why the changeover? Here’s a crazy statistic: ALMOST HALF of the world’s credit card fraud now happens in the United States—even though only a quarter of all credit card transactions...read more
Have you planned the next step for your career? Now’s the time to get started! Join us for Career Pathways! Fill out our interest form & we’ll contact you with more information. Check out our Center for Working Families page for additional details. Here’s what you get with our Pathways Program: 24 hours of job skills training including: Working with professional employment coaches! Applications, resumes Interviewing practice Working with a professional financial coach! Figuring out your salary needs How to work with difficult...read more
SECS is participating in Brackets for Good (BFG) 2015 tournament Presented by Valeo Financial Advisors. Learn more about the BFG organization and goals, as well as the tournament by watching this short video http://vimeo.com/74859660. Want to help us win? Here are some ways you can help us advance towards the $10,000 grand prize: Visit http://indianapolis.bracketsforgood.org/ and donate to help us advance in our division. Be our MVP and score us more points by turning your donation into a buzzer beater! Share information about the tournament...read more
Choosing the right child care for your kids can feel like an overwhelming challenge. Our friends at Child Care Answers have narrowed it down to 4 easy steps! Step One: Interview Call first and ask: Is there an opening for my child? What hours and days are you open and where are you located? How much does care cost? Is financial assistance available? How many children are in your care? What age groups do you serve? Do you provide transportation? Do you provide meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)? Do you have a license,...read more
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) services are about to begin, get your tax forms ready and schedule your appointment. We are making appointments NOW for February. Available appointment times will be Mondays from 4pm-7pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm.Call 317-236-7400 to schedule your...read more
Area Indiana hospitals are reaching out to Indiana residents to get their views on the most important health needs in their communities. Please take five to seven minutes to share what you think are the most pressing health needs in our community by clicking on the following survey link surveymonkey.com/s/inhealthneedssurvey . Resident responses to the online survey will be used to help area hospitals determine their community benefit strategies for the years 2016-2018. In 2013, Community Health Network, Franciscan St. Francis, Indiana...read more
By: Kimberly Stutzman and Cheri Walker-Owens This fall we had the opportunity to volunteer at Southeast Community Services organizing their annual Christmas party for their clients and families. We are both freshmen, one Social Work major and one Criminal Justice major, and just getting our bearings in college, but this was the perfect project to introduce us to the field of social work. We started off contacting local stores and asking for donations to fund the party. Meijer and Walmart donated gift cards that were used to buy craft...read more
Did you know we have meals available four days a week at our Senior Center? We partner with CICOA to provide Meals & More. We are serving nutritious, hot lunches at 11:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for seniors age 60 and up. Please make your reservations (required) by 2 pm the day before by calling 317-803-6042. A donation of $2 is suggested but not required. We hope to see some new senior faces soon!read more
Compiled by Carlette Duffy, Employment Coach Mr. Andre Botley came to Southeast Community Services (SECS) in August 2012. He had previous experience in the construction field working for over 15 years operating a cement truck. The physical aspects of the job and the climate limitations had taken a toll on Andre, who is in his 50’s. He was excited to learn of the coaching support offered in the areas of Employment, Financial and Income Supports at SECS. It was clear to him that SECS could offer him the stability and assistance to add to...read more
In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity October 18 from 10am – 3pm for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. In addition to one-on-one consultations, there will be workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day. Stay as little or as long as you’d like. It’s all free. Bring a friend! Check out the flyer below and register today! Flyer Indy FP Day...read more