The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The volunteer case managers at Helping Hands of Paulding Countuy function as a source of customer service, connection to resources, and client intake for eligible residents of Paulding County. Resources that can be provided at Helping Hands for eligible households indludes:
Nutritional assitance (Pre-bagged groceries from our food pantry
Connection to county-wide resources for low income households
Commodity supplemental food program (CSFP) for seniors
Assistance with food stamp application
Clothing vouchers to local thrift stores
Financial counselling by appointment
Affordable housing resources
Support for homeless residents
The volunteers at Helping Hands understand the needs of the community and foster mutual respect and consideration. The case managers recognize that each household is unique with situations, needs, and challenges that relate to low income families. They are adept at: listening to clients; being diligent with completeing files; following set guidelines; adhering to client privacy laws, and providing explainations that are understandable to a general audience. In addition, they are empathetic, detail oriented, patient, non-judgmental, and present themselves with a professional demeanor.