Providing a place of welcome and human services.
Having just wrapped up our fifth season of the Code Blue Overnight Emergency Warming Center, we have learned a lot about our strengths and weaknesses when it comes to serving the most vulnerable in our community. Each season we conduct a full assessment and grow our program to ensure we are providing the best service we can. In times of great change and challenge, we have identified several ways we can strengthen our program and ensure we can continue to serve our area.
To do so means improving the Center both physically and programatically. Help us improve our site, our program, and decrease the barriers that our guests face in finding stability.
What does this mean? We are focusing our efforts on linking our guests to county-wide resources as quickly as possible, reducing barriers to housing, benefits, and healthcare. To do this we will train our staff to conduct vulnerability assessments and provide on-site meetings with community partners who provide case management and/or social services. We have identified ways to improve our physical location to ensure the health, safety, and overall experience of guests, staff, and volunteers. These changes will take time and money, but will improve how we serve the community.
Help us improve and continue to serve.