Since 2008, SI Riverside has annually held on our Live Your Dream: Dream It Be It Conference. This conference is an all day event designed to introduce 7th and 8th grade girls to various career opportunities and the way to achieve career goals with workshops provided by successful women in many different professions.
ARLINGTON TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE
BACKPACKS & FOOD DRIVES
Since 2015, prior to the start of school, SI Riverside has been providing backpacks to needy children from kindergarten through high school age at Arlington Temporary Assistance.
The backpacks are filled with the supplies that the children need to start school.
SI Riverside has also held canned food drives around the holidays so Arlington Temporary Assistance can provide families with the canned goods they need to prepare holiday meals.
The mission of Arlington Temporary Assistance is to provide assistance to families and individuals in need and to encourage them in their struggle for self-sufficiency.
WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The "HelpHers" program in coordination with Habitat for Humanity Riverside was developed to provide resources and support for women in Riverside as they meet the challenges of homeownership as head of household. Hands on program goals include light renovation, minor home repair or maintenance, painting, gardening and landscape work. Projects are one day or less in scope with up to four work projects per year.
In addition, since 2013, SI Riverside has annually donated $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity Riverside to be used for the purchase of a washer and dryer for a single woman who is moving into a Habitat home.
"FIRST STEP TO YOUR FUTURE"
OPERATION SAFEHOUSE TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM
SI Riverside provides monetary donations to the Transitional Living Program administered by Operation SafeHouse to assist homeless women in pursuing their education.
Established in 2000, the Main Street Transitional Living Program is a 15 bed apartment complex with services available to older homeless youth ages 18 to 21 for up to 18 months. Youth receive continuing educational assistance, individualized therapy, financial education, employment assistance and access to medical and dental healthcare.
The Main Street Transitional Living Program provides a road map to start building a successful future while living in a caring and supportive environment.