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Are You Flood Fluent?


Pop Quiz: What is the most common natural disaster: fires, hurricanes, tornadoes or flooding? Which region is experiencing the highest rate of sea level rise in the U.S.? And if your home floods, is flood damage typically covered by your homeowners or renters insurance?
If you answered “flooding,” “Hampton Roads” and “no,” you are well on your way to becoming flood fluent. To separate fact from fiction when it comes to flooding risks in our area, the initiative is underway. The website and region-wide public awareness campaign educates about flood risks using easy-to-understand language, an interactive challenge to test your flooding fluency, video stories of local residents whose homes were devastated by local flooding and lots of facts.
Did you know that just one inch of water in your home can cost more than $25,000 in repairs?
You could hope you and your home are never impacted by flooding. Or, you can protect yourself
from devastating loss by purchasing flood insurance. To get all the facts, visit

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Summer Strong Camp – Avalon

Avalon’s Summer Strong summer camp for children that are victims or witnesses of crime will be hosted this July. This is a trauma-informed camp and we are offering two sessions (July 8-12 and July 22 -26). The camp is FREE and space is limited to 12 campers per session. Space is given on a first come, first served basis and the deadline is June 1st. Summer Strong camp activities will be conducted in Williamsburg, VA.

The summer day camp offers youth the opportunity to develop coping skills and build resilience by participating in group activities with peers designed to address the emotional needs of youth that witnessed or are victims of crime. The one week camp will promote safety and safer behaviors. Campers will participate in fun, engaging and adventurous activities to build confidence! They will also develop emotional and physical safety plans.

Camp Features:
-Field Trips & Crafts
-Lunch, Camper T-Shirt
-On-Site Youth Advocates and Counselors
-Camp Hours 9:00am-3:30pm

Applications can be downloaded here!

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AmeriCorps VISTA – Bay Aging

bayagingBay Aging is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to serve as Community Housing Strategist from July 22, 2019 through July 21, 2020. Applications are accepted now through June 5, 2019.

New: Bay Aging will accept applications from candidates with a high school diploma/GED and relevant skills and experience (previously required Associate Degree). Earn money to return to school and specialized experience to accelerate your career!

Applications must be submitted through the AmeriCorps portal:      Search: “Virginia Housing Alliance”

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Three-Day Facilitator Training from June 4 through June 6 at MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness Division, 3786 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072. The training will take place from 9am-4pm where participants will learn how to implement competency based Nurturing Parenting Programs® to meet the specific parenting needs of families.
Sponsored by the MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness Division with Cheryl Matteo-Kerney, M.Ed., I.C.P.S., Nationally Recognized NPP Trainer/Consultant
This training is approved for 18 CE Training Hours by the Virginia Certification Board (VCB). Registration can be done online at:
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
To accommodate questions, learning objectives, experiences in facilitation, and other curriculum activities, training is limited to the first paid 12 registrants. Cost of the training is $300.00