September 2023 FSS newsletter

Dear FSS participants (and community members),

Happy September to you all!

Please click HERE for the full September 2023 FSS newsletter!

Please wish a Happy September Birthday to Sharon!  I hope your birthday is fabulous and you are finding a little time to take a step towards your goals.

Let’s celebrate an FSS GRADUATION!  Azhar has found full time employment while on the FSS program.  She joined FSS on  9/1/2017.  She  increased her credit score, tracked her expenses, made a budget, kept this budget for more than 3 months, met with FISC, attended Rent Smart, stayed out of debt, became a US Citizen, updated her  resume,  created  a cover letter, obtained full time employment and maintained employment for more than 6 months.  She did all of this while learning English at FVTC.  She graduates from the FSS program with $11,800 in her FSS escrow.  In addition, Habitat will be building a home for her and her family in 2024.  Please join me in congratulating Azhar!  I can’t wait to see you reach your dream of being a home owner!

Check out these events and many more in this September newsletter:

Oshkosh Job Fair and Food Rally:   Are you looking for a job and dinner?  The Oshkosh Area Employment Fair is September 12, 2023 from 3-6 pm.  Food is being served from 4-7 pm.   Please see page 7 for more information.

Our Quarterly FSS Connection Group Meeting is September 25th at 9 am.  Cori Laux and ADVOCAP staff  will talk about their THV (Tiny Houses Village) and TBRA (Tenant Based Rental Assistance) Programs Please join us to learn more about FSS and get agency updates!    See page 15 for more info.

Starting Point Program:  Are you a young woman looking for direction in the areas of education, employment, self-esteem, and a healthy support system? Or maybe you’re a mother of young children looking for a way to provide for your family? If either of these descriptions speak to you, maybe Starting Point is for you. Starting Point is a free 13 week program that will empower you in many areas of life and provide a stable learning environment for your children while you learn. I am so excited that Starting Point is now offered in Oshkosh.  Take a chance and sign up!  See page 11-14 for more details.  Classes start September 6th! 

Please read the rest of this newsletter with educational, employment and community opportunities.  I wish you and your family a very Happy September !  Let’s continue to strive to meet your goals and strengthen your self sufficiency.  And as always,  please let me know how I can help you by calling me at 920-424-1470 ext. 133.

Your success is my success. 

Warm Regards!

Kay Hinton

FSS Coordinator

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