Locating More Resources

The main project I've been working on is to locate more resources for social services, especially for help with foreclosures. Once located, I then put them on the website according to the county served.

One of the smaller projects has been to report on a couple of churches services provided to the community as reported in the case management system.

I've also been attending Faith Network meetings. The Faith Network is a new group of faith-based organizations that are meeting to get to know one another, the mission of each group, and co-ordinate services. In our community, the Tri-Cities area of Washington state, it is amazing how many churches provide help for those in need. This help is tangible in the way of food, clothing, money for rent and utilitites. Last year over $185,000 in services was provided by two of the churches in our community.

Comment from Mary Chant on March 31, 2009 - 8:18pm

Hi Marilyn,
I'm a CTC Vista for Mercy Corps, but in my spare time I run a site for finding food banks in the Vancouver, WA area. I just wanted to second your admiration for the work churches do and the contribution they make. Many of our area food providers are supported by local churches and their volunteers. I have recently added a wiki to the food provider site. It would be great if you wanted to contribute or have suggestions/feedback.