Monday through Thursday from 1-4pm the Need-A-Break Program has hospitality hours in the warehouse. During hospitality hours, Clients who find themselves transitioning into housing or moving into their first apartment are able to receive donations to help set up a home. Blankets, sheets, dishes, cookware, lamps, toiletries, and other items are available to clients. Because of the donations we receive from the community, many Clients are blessed and able to continue towards a life of self-sufficiency.
There are times however, in which Clients will have a need that we are unable to meet due to space or resources. Furniture is an item many Clients are in need of and often times we are able to meet a need of a dresser or chair, but occasionally a client has nothing and is in need of furniture for their entire family. In this case we refer the client to the Northwest Furniture Bank, one of our community partners.
The Northwest Furniture Bank specializes in getting Clients sleeping and eating off of the floor. We are very fortunate to have a community partner for this need in order for us to be most effective with the services we offer and meeting the Client’s need best. Working together is crucial for the greatest return on all of our resources.
As we begin the New Year we’ll continue to look to see how we can be better at the services we offer and how we can partner with other community organizations to better serve those in Pierce County. Are there any community partnerships that you know of that maximize resources?