COMMUNITY PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP
120 PROSPECT ST, READING, PA 17606 www.communitypreventionpartnership.org

Total Revenue
$2,790,673
Total Expenses
$2,883,424
Net Assets
$53,017

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF THE COMMUNITY PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP OF BERKS COUNTY IS PROVIDING PREVENTION SERVICES THAT ADDRESS THE PROBLEMS AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH POVERTY, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG USE, CRIME AND VIOLENCE, SCHOOL DROPOUT, ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY, CHILDHOOD/ADOLESCENT OBESITY AND OTHER RELATED SOCIAL ISSUES. THE AGENCY ALSO PROMOTES A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY THROUGH COMMMUNITY MOBILIZATION, EDUCATION, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCES PROVIDED TO FAMILIES AND YOUTH TO IDENTIFY CURRENT SOCIAL ISSUES, DEVEOLOP APPROPRIATE STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES.

PROVIDE PREVENTION SERVICES ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS AND RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH POVERTY, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG USE, CRIME AND VIOLENCE, SCHOOL DROPOUT, ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY, CHILDHOOD/ADOLESCENT OBESITY AND OTHER RELATED SOCIAL ISSUES.

HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS:NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM IS A COST-EFFECTIVE, EVIDENCE-BASED HOME VISITATION PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY REGISTERED NURSES TO 329 FIRST-TIME, LOW-INCOME, AT-RISK, FIRST-TIME MOTHERS FROM PREGNANCY THROUGH THE TIME THE CHILD IS TWO YEARS OLD. THE BERKS COUNTY PROGRAMS ARE SUPPORTED THROUGH GRANTS FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. A CONTRACT WITH SCHUYLKILL COUNTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROVIDES FUNDING FOR THE SCHUYLKILL COUNTY NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP.PARENTS AS TEACHERS PROGRAM HELPS PARENTS UNDERSTAND CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CONNECTS THEM TO THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO MAKE THE BEST CHOICES FOR THEIR FAMILIES. TRAINED PROFESSIONALS CONDUCT HOME VISITS PROVIDING INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO PARENTS DURING THE CRUCIAL EARLY YEARS OF LIFE. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES MENTORING FOR 235 LOW-INCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 0 - KINDERGARTEN. IT IS FUNDED THROUGH A GRANT FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS:EATPLAYGROW IS A PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH. THE PROGRAM IS A CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAM FOCUSING ON LATINO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGES 2-6 YEARS. BILINGUAL HOME VISITORS VISIT LATINO FAMILIES RESIDING IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA AND DELIVER A SERIES OF 11 HEALTH, NUTRITION AND WELLNESS FOCUSED LESSONS. EACH LESSON IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN AGE-APPROPRIATE ACTIVITY. MONTHLY GROUP SESSIONS PROVIDE FAMILIES WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL OUTINGS FOCUSED ON PROMOTING PHYSICAL FITNESS. THE PROGRAM HAS SERVED 60 FAMILIES WITH DIRECT SERVICES AND COLLECTED COMPARISON DATA ON 60 ADDITIONAL FAMILIES. KIDS AGAINST PRESSURE PROVIDES SKILL BUILDING TO APPROXIMATELY 120 CHILDREN IN AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM THAT SERVES LATINO STUDENTS IN FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN READING. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ENHANCING SELF-ESTEEM WHILE RECOGNIZING AND ACCEPTING INDIVIDUAL LIMITATION AND DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS TO BUILD POSITIVE PEER RELATIONSHIPS. THE PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY A CONTRACT WITH SERVICE ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT, INC. THROUGH THE BERKS COUNTY OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.CIRCLE OF FRIENDS DROP-IN-CENTER SERVES APPROXIMATELY 245 ADULT CONSUMERS OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND PROVIDES THEM WITH SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES. THE PROGRAM OFFERS MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL, AND SOCIALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES. MEMBERS ALSO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN ACCESSING BASIC SERVICES. THE CENTER SERVED 30,000 BREAKFASTS AND LUNCHES. THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY A CONTRACT WITH SERVICE ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT, INC. THROUGH BERKS COUNTY OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS:PARENT PARTNER PROGRAM PROVIDES SUPPORT TO APPROXIMATELY 45 PARENTS WITH A CHILD IN ONE OF THE CHILD-SERVING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING SPECIAL EDUCATION, DRUG AND ALCOHOL, JUVENILE PROBATION, AND MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, HELPING THE PARENTS NAVIGATE THE SYSTEMS. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES AN ADVOCATE AND A MENTOR FOR THE PARENTS AND CHILDREN. THE PARENT PARTNER PROGRAM ASSISTS IN BUILDING BRIDGES OF TRUST BETWEEN THE PARTICIPANTS AND THE SERVICES DESIGNED TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. THE PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY A CONTRACT WITH SERVICE ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT, INC. THROUGH THE BERKS COUNTY OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.EDUCATION LEADING TO EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER TRAINING IS A CONTRACTED PROGRAM WITH THE BERKS COUNTY INTERMEDIATE UNIT THAT ASSISTS PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS IN BERKS COUNTY TO STAY IN SCHOOL, EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED, AND MAKE THE TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT. SERVICES ARE PROVIDED YEAR ROUND TO BOTH FEMALES AND MALES AND ARE CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE TO MEET INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Barbara WernerCEO40$0
Jennifer TursiASSISTANT SECRETARY, N/V1$0
Mary Ann ZerkowskiMEMBER1$0
Linda MisterkiewiczMEMBER1$0
Sydney MalickMEMBER1$0
John H Deppeler IvMEMBER1$0
Dr Vincent J LasorsaMEMBER1$0
Ryan KrausASSISTANT TREASURER1$0
Sharon SzymanskiSECRETARY1$0
Ryan SmithPRESIDENT1$0

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