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City Council Regular Meeting
Community Healthcare Worker at Stonewall Recreation Center
Business Meeting: 09/18/2018
The Parks and Recreation Department has worked alongside the Community Healthcare Worker project and PATHS, INC., to impact health in the region. The CHW project has impacted numerous neighborhoods and communities throughout Danville for the past two years and has identified the North Main community as an area where further attention is needed. The department, along with PATHS, INC., would like to enter into a shared usage agreement to allow CHW staff, access to the downstairs of Stonewall Recreation Center during hours when programming is not occurring. The department will establish an annual Memorandum of Understanding with PATHS to allow usage of the facility and provide a much-needed service to the community without any fiscal impact to the City of Danville.
Stonewall Recreation Center is currently used for providing Therapeutic and Youth Services to the community. The youth center downstairs currently is open to children during out of school times as follows: during the school year, Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., and during the summer, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. During the school year, the facility downstairs is not used from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., except for occasional use by Therapeutic services. Currently, staff provides supervision year round to the facility and manages all services and operations. The proposed usage with the CHW project would have no additional fiscal impact, staffing requirements or facility needs. The proposal includes CHW staff access to the lower level of Stonewall during non-programed times during the school year. The initial schedule would allow CHW’s usage Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. Due to summer camp programming, the facility would not be available for use during the summer break. The CHW staff will use the space on an as needed basis, typically through appointments with their clients and would not require usage of the space each day of the week.
PATHS is looking for a space where community members feel comfortable, and a known space in the community. Usage of Stonewall would allow community members to access free healthcare and a much needed outlet to live a healthier lifestyle. The City of Danville would provide shared usage of space and facility at no cost to PATHS during this project.
Please see the attached documents that further define the role of CHW’s in the community as well as the 2017 annual report outlining their impact in the community.
It is recommended that City Council adopt the recommendation to provide shared space to PATHS, INC., and the Community Healthcare Worker project at Stonewall Recreation Center based on agreed upon terms.
Paths MOU Attachment
2017 CHW Report
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