December 18, 2017 Education, Human Services, National Issues, Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With thousands of people fleeing the aftermath of natural disasters earlier this year in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the release of a new resource guide from the departments of Education, Health and Human Services to help school districts and communities welcome and assist those who have been displaced.“After hurricanes devastated portions of the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico, communities across Pennsylvania have been opening their arms to help those who have lost everything,” said Governor Wolf. “That spirit of compassion is part of the fabric of our commonwealth and this new resource guide gives schools and local organizations the information they need to help the evacuees to get back on their feet.”Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, electricity is still out in some areas and thousands of businesses are closed, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave the U.S. territory, including thousands of students sheltering in Pennsylvania.“Many of the people fleeing Puerto Rico and other devastated areas are children who have lost everything,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “Those children need and deserve a good education and schools across the state are up to the challenge. This guide provides a one-stop-shop of information about resources to help those school districts as well as the students and their families.”The Department of Education created the School Resource Guide for Disaster Evacuees in collaboration with the departments of Human Services and Health. The guide provides information for students from pre-kindergarten to postsecondary education on a wide range of topics from the Homeless Education Assistance and Pre-K Counts programs to nutrient, health care and the state university system.“This guide is a perfect example of the Wolf administration coming together to help individuals in need – a true testament to a government that works,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “As more displaced individuals enter the commonwealth, we must ensure that they have access to high-quality services and supports during this stressful transition.”“Pennsylvania stands ready to help families of evacuees,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said, “Pennsylvania has resources through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs, as well as through our State Health Centers to make sure evacuees stay healthy.”The School Resource Guide for Disaster Evacuees is available online and has distributed to local education agencies across the commonwealth. The guide is available in both English and Spanish, and includes pamphlets that may be distributed to students and their parents.A second toolkit, which will include information from additional state agencies and will support Pennsylvanians outside of the school system, is forthcoming. That toolkit will include information on enrolling children in school, finding disaster assistance, feeding programs, or health information, as well as other community and state supports. Governor Wolf Announces Resource Guide to Help Evacuees from Puerto Rico and Other Devastated Areas SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Eight on Thomas at Chermside launches today – Saturday March 4.The latest Urbis Market Outlook for Chermside reveals the current population is forecast to grow by 7,695 new residents between now and 2036.“Strong population growth coupled with increasing employment is expected to continue to drive residential dwelling demand in the Chermside catchment,” Mr Honeycombe said.Ray White City Precinct director of project and investment sales Elisa McMahon said she was expecting the project to particularly appeal to downsizers.“Eight on Thomas is a project that presents downsizers with the opportunity to enjoy the convenience of apartment living without compromising space, comfort and high quality finishes,” she said.“Being only 45 metres to the Chermside bus interchange and just 90m from the Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre, Eight on Thomas really does make for the perfect location.”Eight on Thomas has a resort-style landscaped pool and a residents-only recreation deck and private lounge. The grand opening is taking place today at the Eight on Thomas Sales and Information Centre from 10am to 4pm, at 8 Thomas Street, Chermside. Eight on Thomas at Chermside launches today – Saturday March 4.“Chermside offers a wealth of lifestyle amenity and connectivity, the area is one of the largest employment nodes on the north side and, being situated only 15 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, it’s the ideal location for both first home buyers and downsizers,” Mr Honeycombe said.“Honeycombes prides itself on being innovative and reacting to market conditions. At Eight on Thomas, we identified a gap in the market for a two-bedroom plus multipurpose room apartment.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“Not only did we include this unique apartment type in our mix, but when inquiry and demand for it spiked we reconfigured the project to offer more.”The complex is directly across the road from Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre which is undergoing a $355 million redevelopment set to make it the largest shopping centre in Queensland. Eight on Thomas at Chermside launches today with downsizers in their sights.THE market is talking and developers are listening with the launch of Eight on Thomas at Chermside today, offering two and three-bedroom plus size apartmentsDeveloped by Honeycombes Property Group the 12 storey complex offers 104 one, two and three-bedroom apartments above a ground floor and mezzanine retail level, with construction expected to start midyear.Honeycombes Property Group managing director Peter Honeycombe said the project ticked all of the boxes, including location, generous apartment sizing, resident amenity and quality finishes.