Sunnyside Neighborhood Community Cares (SNACC) Committee Updates

In our March meeting the SNACC Committee discussed the Sunnyside Shower Project (SSP) Needs Assessment which was conducted to shine a light on barriers to the service, unmet needs, core strengths, as well as finding paths to move the project forward. We learned that time stood as a barrier for SSP guests with seven requesting more available days and times to shower, three mentioning the difficulty of scheduling appointments, two asking for everyday availability, and many admitting that a time limit of more than the current 30 minutes would be more welcome. Many strengths were accounted for by all participants, including 12 who declared the SSP as their sole support in maintaining their hygiene and personal care needs. Findings are available online HERE. We will be sharing a full report with the community soon, as well as discussing next steps for implementing changes based on these findings.

We also discussed additional projects that the SNACC Committee might consider taking on to provide further aid to the houseless community, such as administrative and paperwork assistance. We plan to continue this conversation in our next meeting on Thursday, April 21st from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Formation Lab (838 SE 37th St.). We hope you’ll join us.

March SNACC Meeting

The SNACC committee will have our monthly meeting on Thursday March 17th from 6:30-8pm via zoom – here is the zoom link and the agenda. We will be discussing the findings from the needs assessment we had with our guests at the Sunnyside Shower Project between December 2021-March 2022, as well as updates from our trash and shower programs and planning for a possible return to in-person meetings starting next month. We hope you’ll join us!

February SNACC Committee Updates

The SNACC committee began our February meeting picking up where the SNA Board meeting left off – with community agreements. We generated a list of community needs for increased engagement, as well as our own list of agreements to consider adopting in addition to the ones shared at the last meeting (which were adapted from Southeast Uplift). The notes from that activity are available here. We then shared updates for the shower, outreach, and trash programs. In our March meeting we will continue conversations about budgeting, as we recently received generous donations that will allow us to be more responsive to the needs of the community that we serve. Our first priority is investigating a hot water heater for the shower that is within our budget. We will also look at the results of the community needs assessment to decide how to use funds after we have stocked the shower project with plenty of the high-demand supplies.

We encourage anyone who is interested in these efforts to attend our next SNACC meeting on Thursday, March 17th at 6:30 p.m. Meeting details will be posted on the SNA website Monday, March 14th.  

February SNACC Meeting

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Community Cares (SNACC) Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30PM.

Hello neighbors,

It’s time for another SNACC meeting! Here is the zoom link and proposed agenda, as well as the community agreements that Ash shared in last week’s board meeting and a jam board link for a brief activity I’ll lead us through. Looking forward to sharing space with you all! 🙂

January SNACC Meeting

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Community Cares (SNACC) Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 20th at 6:30PM. Here is the agenda and the zoom link.

Looking forward to meeting with you (virtually due to omicron) this week! We will be discussing several important efforts the committee is working on with opportunities to volunteer including continuing the community needs assessment that we began last month with our shower participants, trash clean-ups, and outreach to houseless neighbors.