Dear friends,

This month we are thinking about Hurricane Season. What have we learned, and how can we prepare?

We are grateful to Chief Ed McCrane of Sarasota County Emergency Management for his recent visit to speak with the campus about lessons learned from Hurricane Ian. After last season, we have all emerged more wary and more determined to be prepared for the future.

Did you know that Sarasota County has been granted $201M in funding for recovery from Hurricane Ian in an initiative called Resilient SRQ? If you are a resident of Sarasota County, I encourage you to take part in one of the three public meetings the county will hold this month to help decide how those funds will be used. Additionally, if you represent a community organization, there is an Unmet Needs Survey for Community Organizations. These funds will be instrumental in our region's recovery.

A disaster puts a community to the test. I am proud to be part of this community, made up of courageous individuals and steadfast networks. We share a common interest in the best outcomes and we will achieve it through collaboration and engagement.

Happy reading!

Charlene Altenhain, Executive Director
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Our mission is To CONNECT, SUPPORT, and SUSTAIN a network of human service nonprofits for a stronger community.

May GS Connects Events

For the month of May, we hosted two GS Connects events for the campus. On 5/16, Baynan Pediatric Care Centers came to talk about their specialized daycare program and how it supports families with medically fragile or technology-dependent children. Later last month, Chief Ed McCrane with the Sarasota County Emergency Management came to lead our GS Connects: Disaster Preparedness presentation on 5/23.

You can read all about these events on our latest blog here.

Campus Kay Day

This month we celebrate something close to the hearts of our team, Campus Kay Day! The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center wouldn't be what it is today without the vision and tenacity of Kay Glasser. This day is to honor her memory, and the mission that led her to help create this campus.

We will be celebrating with popsicles and a food truck on campus to show our appreciation to the staff that keep Kay's dream alive. You can find all the details for this event here.

Campus Connection events are made possible through funding from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, and hospitality sponsorship from Der Dutchman.

Disaster Guides

Sarasota County Emergency Sarasota has released the 2023 Hurricane Preparedness Guides for the new hurricane season. Our team is working to distribute these guides so that our community can stay informed and ready.

The 2023 Sarasota County Disaster Planning Guide offers the most important tips to prepare for a disaster and highlights the extra considerations for children, seniors, pets, and people with medical needs. To download the guide in English or Spanish, go to the link above.

Mulch Gratitude

We've seen some freshening up around the hedges lately, thanks to the hard work of Marian and Tyler on our maintenance team. It's wonderful to see what mulch can do to lay the groundwork for the lush and hot summer.

Our thanks to the maintenance team for all the work they do to keep the campus beautiful!

Birds Eye View

Executive Director Charlene Altenhain joins the 2023 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

Congratulations to Charlene and the 28 other participants who are embarking on a journey of six sessions with Gulf Coast Community Foundation's Leadership Institute! The leadership and network-building offer a valuable experience for professionals across our area. Read more about it in the Herald-Tribune.

Would you like to support a happier and healthier quality of life for all of those who work, live, and play in our region? Consider a donation to Glasser/Schoenbaum.

Your gift supports the human services network for individuals and families to accomplish their goals for self-sustainability.

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