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January/February 2019

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Discover's fresh updated look! | 31 WE OFFER • Traditional funeral services • Cremation with a full array of service options • Arranging honors for military services (active, retired or veterans) • Assistance with the filing of benefits (Social Security, VA) authorizations (death certificates) and insurance • Memorial DVDs and other memorial tributes • Pre-planning funeral options • Serving all faiths and cultures: We care for families of all faiths and are able to assist those without a spiritual leader WE PROVIDE • Full service facilities • Chapel seating for over 200 people • Exceptional staff: We have carefully chosen each member of our staff to ensure that our families receive the most professional, compassionate care • Family operated atmosphere. We answer to YOU. We offer the level of compassionate care only a family can provide 545 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301 | 910.483.1331 | Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home Family Owned and Operated Since 1933 "When your family needs us, our family will be there" Three generations offering compassionate care: Ben Chambers, Lucille Warren and Lucy Warren Chambers COMING SOON Contact us at 910.423.6500 for advertising opportunities counseling services. ese individuals help carry out the mission of CCC and are its hands and feet. Coming full circle, the interns also make connections of their own. e internships lead to college credits, real-world experiences and career development for the students' future employment. ese master and bachelor level students, in turn, deliver life-improving services to those who need it most. is essential program at Connections is referred to as Connect- 2- Internship (C21). Executive Director Crystal Bennett explained more about the intern initiative. "As good stewards of our community's resources, we constantly seek ways to do more with every donation and grant we receive," she said. "In order to serve high-traffic numbers at our day resource center and reduce staffing costs, our C2I program coordinates with universities all over America to connect interns to comprehensive case-management work." e program has sponsored 57 student interns since January 2015, providing nearly 13,000 hours of service. Nineteen universities partner with the agency including Methodist and Fayetteville State as well as schools as far away as California and New York. Students may stay and work anywhere from four months to a full year, depending on the individual program requirements. It all began with Crystal Lassetter, the first intern in 2015, who upon graduation with a Master of Social Work degree, became one of CCC's two full-time staff members. Lassetter, the case management and field placement coordinator at Connections, talked about the vital role the interns play.

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