The next People in Need Forum with resources to help your neighbor and yourself will be presented on January 30, 2010 at McHenry County College from 8 am to 12:30.
This annual opportunity for volunteers and staff from human service, civic and faith-based organizations started in 2003 and has steadily grown since that time. The Forum provides an opportunity to learn about community resources available for those in need. With the current economic climate, there is a greater need than ever before to provide assistance to those who assist others in our community.
Workshops will provide practical information to help resolve care-receiver issues. Representatives from human service organizations will be in attendance with informational handouts on such timely issues as utility assistance, food stamps, health care, transportation options, homelessness, domestic violence, legal matters, and loss of job. All participants will receive the updated 2010 People in Need Community Resource Directory.
Volunteer coordinator Jennifer Kenning passed this along to me saying “As in years past, Turning Point will have an information table at the Forum and we are looking for several volunteers to pass out information there. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with that. If you are also interested in attending any of the workshops, and I recommend you do if you want to learn more about helping others, you must register in advance. (Last year, I found it very interesting to listen to speakers from PADS and Family Services).”