Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center

Mrs. Marie Heath
Director

Phone: (904) 470-8933

Fax: (904) 366-3500
E-mail: mheath@ewc.edu

 

Mary Edwards
Senior Wellness Coordinator

Phone: (904) 470-8930
E-mail: maria.edwar0911@ewc.edu

 

Rosalind Rawls
E-Health Literacy Specialist

Phone: (904) 470-8930
E-mail: r.rawls@ewc.edu

 

Shirley Brown
Lab Coordinator

Phone: (904) 470-8930
E-mail: shirley.bro0907@ewc.edu

 

Geneva Barrier
Social Services Specialist

Phone: (904) 470-8930

 

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About the Center

The Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center (SSCRC) provides health education and screening services, computer training, veteran services, community service seminars/workshops, social services, employment referrals, food distribution, and communication activities. The center provides lifelong learning opportunities for adults and their families to improve their skills, pursue knowledge, seek advancement, and enhance their self-worth.

Vision
The Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center will continue to be a community and academic support model, promoting positive lifestyle changes and best practices, focusing on health, social, and educational services.

Mission
Edward Waters College, through the Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center, is committed to providing senior wellness, prevention services, and a community collaboration network with a direct focus on health, social, and educational services.

Goals

  • Provide quality, constituent-friendly services utilizing best practices for students, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Provide preventative health, education, social, and community services for elderly constituents located in Northwest Jacksonville.

Academic Goals

  • To provide quality baccalaureate degree programs that will prepare students academically and holistically in a global society.
  • To enhance and promote Christian principals, excellence, social responsibility, civic engagement, cooperation, professionalism, quality customer service, student and faculty engagement, and diversity.
  • To respond and collaborate with community, institutional, and global degree and non-degree programs, partnering with distant learning technologies.
  • To provide quality and quantifiable resources and services; promoting quality health care for faculty, students, and community.

 

Wellness Program

The Wellness Program provides assessments for medical and health related service needs for the Edward Waters College students and staff and for the community at large with a focus on Senior Citizen services and elder health literacy. The program provides intake, referrals and case-management with a holistic approach to attaining good health. The objectives of the Wellness Program are achieved through the following listed programs and services.

  • Elder Health Literacy Program
  • Health Screenings and monitoring
  • Case Management
  • Senior Exercise Classes (Aerobics, Strengthening and Fitness Gym Training)
  • Elder Health Workshops
  • Health and Social Service Assessments
  • Senior Bridge Class (recreation and mental wellness)
  • Health Insurance Education and Benefit Counseling
  • Recreational Activities

 

Social Services

Our focus is to provide a holistic approach for a better of quality of life for both financial and mental well-being through wrap around services for clients ages 18 and older. Services are available Monday -Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. . Implements the Elder Health Literacy Program through case management and workshops.

Our services consist of client intake, assessment and referrals for the following service needs.

  • Food and clothing
  • Employment
  • Rental housing or shelter
  • Mortgage assistance
  • Counseling (Budget, Legal, Mental)
  • Expectant Mothers
  • Fiancial Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Home Repairs
  • Medical needs
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Veteran Services
  • Personal Supplies
  • Network Service Providers
  • Family Support Services; support for at risk children and families/STEPS Program
  • Elder Source; senior assistance programs
  • Department of Children and Families; Food Stamps/Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Legal Services; legal guidance
  • Veteran’s Re-Integration Program; work-force training and support
  • Northwest Behavioral Health Counseling; mental health counseling
  • United Way; Parenting Classes
  • Magnolia Project; women’s health services
  • ShAdCo/Sheriff’s Advisory Council; crime prevention education
  • War on Poverty; financial counseling/health education
  • Work Source; job placement and career guidance
  • Florida State College; HSE (GED classes)
  • PSI family Services; Monthly Food Distribution
  • Teen Leaders of America; Recreational activities, life skills and career planning

 

Virtual Learning

Basic Computer Training (EOTO) ages 60 & Older.  Registration: Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

Focus of this program is to serve seniors 60 & older to enhance their technology skills, with training in Typing, Internet Basics, E- Mail Basics, Basic Computer Operations and Microsoft Office Suite Access. Seniors are required to register and enroll for an eight-week Basic Computer Training Class with an opportunity to become proficient in Internet Basics and E- Mail Basics.

Upon completion of the eight weeks the participant can continue the next session. This program also provides the seniors with opportunity to meet and greet new people, helps them to obtain emotional stability and spiritual strength as they unite in a loving and caring atmosphere

Classes are for eight weeks: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • Class Offerings:
  • Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor
  • Basic Computer Operation
  • Microsoft Office Suite Access
  • Internet Basics
  • E- Mail Basics

Community Education

Open to the community Monday – Thursday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The center provides access to E- Mail, the ability to conduct job searches, food stamp re-certification, and assistance with writing resumes

We also provide classes to obtain a High School Equivalency (GED) – Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

  • Parenting Classes
  • Work Source

For more information or to volunteer contact Ms. Shirley Brown at 904-470-8930

 

  • E-Health
  • Elder Health Literacy
  • E-HEALTH Provides services for senior adults 60 years of age and older that meet CDBG guidelines.
  • E-HEALTH partners with Wellness, Social services and Basic Computer Training

For more information or to volunteer contact Mrs. Rosalind Rawls at 904-470-8930.

 

Community Partners

  • Family Support Services of North Florida
  • Department of Children and Families (local and state)
  • Casey Foundation
  • University of North Florida
  • Florida State college at Jacksonville
  • New Town Success Zone Project
  • Second Harvest
  • War on Poverty