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Meet Jessica Makowski, LMSW, Quality Improvement Specialist

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 Jessica Makowski  Spring It On small 

 

 

Name: Jessica Makowski, LMSW 

Position:  Quality Improvement Specialist 

Office: Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Hometown: Lancaster
 

  

I am the Quality Improvement Specialist for the Western Region for Hillside Family of Agencies.  My job involves ensuring quality documentation requirements are met for programs and assisting staff in meeting these requirements through reviews and consultation. 

I love working for Hillside because I enjoy ensuring that children and families are receiving the highest quality of care by ensuring that our staff is providing exceptional services. 

  

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation!  





Meet Kelli Cookfair, LMSW, Health Care Integrator Supervisor

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 

Kelli Cookfair  Spring It On small 

Name: Kelli Cookfair, LMSW

Position: Health Care Integrator Supervisor

Program:  Bridges to Health Program

Office: Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Hometown: Cheektowaga


I provide supervision to a team of 5 Health Care Integrators and 1 Consultant Nurse.  This includes oversight of 30 cases with developmental, medical, and mental health needs.  Additionally, I manage referrals/intakes and act as a liason for two local departments of social services.

I have worked for Hillside in various programs for the past 12 years.  I have found strength in finding creative ways to help children, youth, and families find peace in their lives.  It is an amazing feeling when you know you have empowered others to create positive changes.

 

Bridges to Health is a Medicaid Service program that provides 14 different community based services to children/youth who meet the criteria for Developmentally Disabled or Medically Fragile or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed.  Referrals are generated from either Department of Social Services or Office of Children and Family Services.

 

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation! 





Meet Kellie Tingley, Waiver Service Provider

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 Kellie Tingley Spring It On small 

 

 

Name: Kellie Tingley 

Position:  Waiver Service Provider 

Program:  Bridges to Health Program 

Office: Jewett Parkway, Buffalo
Hometown: Blasdell
 

  

Within my role I provide a variety of different services that range from Skill Building, Crisis Management, Family/caregiver support and Service along with several others, to both youths and their families. I enjoy making connections and building positive, trusting relationships with the youths and families I work with, so that I can effectively help them achieve their personal goals and grow as individuals and a family unit, to be the most rewarding aspect of my job.

Bridges to Health is a Medicaid Service program that provides 14 different community based services to children/youth who meet the criteria for Developmentally Disabled or Medically Fragile or Seriously Emotionally Disturbed.  Referrals are generated from either Department of Social Services or Office of Children and Family Services.
 

  

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation!  





Meet Zachary Barry, TFC Skillbuilder

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations



 

Zachary Barry  Spring It On small 

 

Name: Zachary Barry 

Position:  Skillbuilder. 

Program:  Therapeutic Foster Care 

Office:  West Seneca

             

As a Skillbuilder for therapeutic foster care my team role is to assist youth to develop life and social skills in a community based setting and establish a safe physical and emotional environment for our youth and families in care. In a trauma informed, culturally competent and family centered practice, I serve as a: mentor, role model, advocate and a “change agent”. My job allows me to take a direct role in positively impacting youth and their families in our community. Hillside allows me to continually grow both professionally and personally and it truly in a blast going into the office each day! 

  

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) provides a safe and therapeutic family environment for youth whose behaviors make it difficult for them to remain at home or cannot be managed at a lower level of foster care. The goal of TFC is to reunify the youth with their own families, or, if the child is freed, to establish them as quickly as possible in permanent adoptive families. 

  

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving, powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation!  

  





Meet Mathew Isa, TFC Case Coordinator

March 20, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


 

 
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Spring It On 

Name:  Matthew Isa 

Position:  Case Coordinator 

Program:  Therapeutic Foster Care 

Office:  West Seneca
Hometown:  Born, raised and resides in Buffalo, NY
 

  

For many years’ now I have worked in human services, but working with children has been the most rewarding area of them all. Being able to visually see our youth grow and prosper first hand is the most gratifying feeling one can ask for. We all have the ability to choose what we do and where we do it. I’m a Case Coordinator at Hillside Children’s Center because we all have a common interest and that is to enrich the lives of the children and families we work with.  

  

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) provides a safe and therapeutic family environment for youth whose behaviors make it difficult for them to remain at home or cannot be managed at a lower level of foster care. The goal of TFC is to reunify the youth with their own families, or, if the child is freed, to establish them as quickly as possible in permanent adoptive families. 

 

"Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving. powered by the United Way is a 24-hour online fundraising event encouraging individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links and making a donation! 




Spring It On 2014

March 19, 2014
Posted by Hillside Foundations


Tomorrow is not only the first day of Spring, it is also "Spring It On", Buffalo Niagara's Day of Giving. powered by the United Way. This 24-hour online fundraising event encourages individuals in the community to make a one-time, secure, online donation to the local not-for profit agency of their choice.   We hope that you will choose to support Hillside Family of Agencies and Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection by visiting our designated links tomorrow and making a donation!  You can also help by spreading the word to your family and friends on social media by following us on Facebook and Twitter.  Thank you for believing in Hillside!




LPGA Volunteers Needed

May 06, 2013
Posted by Application


LPGA Volunteers
June 6th - 9th

Shift times: 7:00 am - 11:00am AND/OR 11:00 am - 3:00pm
Location: MCC Parking lots - benefit is that folks can park right where they volunteer and then grab the shuttle to the tournament!

Hillside Family of Agencies is a proud beneficiary of funds generated from the Wegmans LPGA tournament. In an effort to support this wonderful event we have been asked to help fill more than 300 volunteer slots. Our help ensures guests of the tournament are welcomed with smiles and information about the tournament. No prior golf knowledge is needed!

Bring a friend, co-worker or family member. We encourage folks to sign up in pairs, and groups of 4 or 6!
Volunteers must be 18+
 

 

Volunteering comes with perks!
- Ticket to the tournament for that day
- $5 Dimple Cash to be used at concession tents/pro-shop
- Snack pack
- Volunteer T-shirt
- A few hours soaking in conversation and rare Rochester sunshine!

Folks who are interested can contact Heather Brannigan:
hbrannig@hillside.com or by calling 585-261-3831