Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods Inc
Neighborhood Crime Prevention
Okay….just imagine this: you see a suspicious person in your neighborhood, or you see someone committing a crime….or…..maybe you think that the child living down the street from you is being abused….but you are just not sure whether or not to get involved…..what do you do? Well, you could call 9-1-1 but then they ask you for your name, address….etc…..you are afraid to call them because you don’t want to give your name out….again….what do you do? Well, here is your answer: The number listed above is a number that you can call to report suspicious activity and crime WITHOUT GIVING THEM YOUR NAME! That’s right! Anyone, anywhere in Greenwood County, can now anonymously call the number listed above to report crime! *This also helps the dispatchers to keep the lines free for emergency calls coming in from the 9-1-1 line! It’s a win-win-win solution!
Hats off to the following groups that are in the process of becoming CrimeWatch Neighborhoods!!
Crime Watch Trainings and Facilitation (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – CPTED)
Organize a Neighborhood Watch program. Call Toni Able 864-941-3370 – For information on the program – Neighborhood Watch Manual
o Met with Chief Harry Irick – Ware Shoals Police Dept. – April 11, 2013
o Fairforest Neighborhood (County)– Signs erected – Congratulations!!
o Sunnyside neighborhood (City) – CPTED Session May 23, 2013
o Eastend Heights(City) – CPTED 5-23-13
o Avondale – (City) – All CrimeWatch Block Captains identified – Signs will be ordered once places are identified
o Mathews Mill Village (City) – Needs more captain - Continuing to meet monthly – Next meeting Tuesday, October 15th – 6:00 pm Living Waters Church
o Bailey Place (City) – CPTED Class to be scheduled
o Lupo Area (City) – CPTED meeting held – needs block captains
o Wheatfields (County) – Signs erected – Congratulations!!
o Greenwood High Apartments (City) – Signs will be ordered – needs a few more floor captains.
o Edgefield Street Corridor Neighborhood (City) – CPTED Class to be scheduled
o Westside Community Club (City) – CPTED Held
o Hallmark Greenwood Apartments (County) – Introductory Meeting scheduled October 21st
Steps for CrimeWatch
1. Information Session
2. Introductory Meeting
3. CPTED Class
4. Watch Captain/Coordinator and Block Captain Training
5. Crime Watch signs ordered
6. CrimeWatch Team meetings scheduled
The Board of Directors of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods welcome the following new board members -
Ms. Christine Martin – NAC Representative - Mr. Dan Flint MA, DCC - Greater Greenwood United Ministries – Mr. Chad Charles, Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity
Greenwood neighborhoods are the foundation for healthy, safe, active and inspired living.
Greenwood neighborhood residents address issues and celebrate successes through partnerships and learning opportunities.
- Support Neighborhood Activities
- Provide Neighborhood Leadership Training
- Promote Community Pride & Recognition
- Asset Based Community Development
- Award Neighborhood Grants
- Conduct Neighborhood Capacity Inventories
Neighborhood Based Wellness Initiative
- Promote Preventive Health-care Programs
Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods offers organizational development and leadership training opportunities to organizations or individuals working toward maintaining or improving their neighborhood. This service is open to all Neighborhood, Community, Homeowner, and Property-owner Associations.
In addition the office provides, Organization, Facilitation, Training, and Meeting Support .
Neighborhoods are the building blocks of strong communities. Strengthening the capacity of neighborhoods to achieve their goals will have a positive impact on the future of Greenwood County. Neighborhood capacity is most developed when there is a sense of community among area residents. With a sense of community comes pride in the neighborhood, a strong neighborhood image and resident involvement in neighborhood improvements. Through neighborhood organizations, residents can discuss issues and concur on a clear set of priorities and course of action to reach their goals.
The Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. maintains a computerized file of neighborhood associations. Many departments and agencies solicit neighborhood association opinions on upcoming approvals of development projects, programs and services, and other changes proposed in particular neighborhoods.
Healthy Greenwood Neighborhood Newsletters -
Beginning January 2013 – the newsletter will be published bi-monthly
Impact of Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. on Greenwood County
Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, Inc. (HGN) is the only entity in Greenwood that has the resources and capacity to engage communities at the neighborhood level. The scope of the community that HGN serves is extremely diverse; it is not limited to racial, ethnic or socio-economical areas of the community. HGN is the only organization that has the potential to cover all of Greenwood County. The level of trust and legitimacy HGN has earned with neighborhood leaders within Greenwood County is unparalleled with any other organization.
HGN builds the capacity of neighborhood residents throughout Greenwood so they are continually educated on how to protect the integrity of each neighborhood. This is done by serving as a one-stop center of information and research office for neighborhood members while providing community development educational opportunities to each neighborhood. HGN provides tools on all aspects of community development (Planning, Public Safety, Economic Development, Health…etc) in order for our neighborhood leaders to fully understand what impact that they themselves have on the conditions of the neighborhoods that they live in and serve. The building of neighborhood capacity not only has a direct impact on the individually neighborhoods that the leaders represent; it continually increases the capacity of other organization that they are involved in.