Last week was National AmeriCorps Week Celebrating Impact of Service in Cities. Checkout the article from the National League of Cities Organization’s website.
To celebrate last week this week we have featured in today’s blog post, Triangle Family Services’ very own Chelsea Overton, an AmeriCorps member who holds the occupation of DOSE Administration, Volunteer Coordinator & Public Ally. Chelsea is from Camden, NC and went to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington majoring in Spanish. Chelsea has been with TFS for 7 months now. Throughout her time here she has found her most rewarding experience to be sitting in groups with DOSE clients.
“It is so great to see the progession within each client each week. The greatest feeling is hearing someone talk about how the DOSE program has changed their lives and helped their relationships” says Overton.
Chelsea has been a great asset to TFS and we are forever grateful for her work and continuuing efforts. She concludes by adding her favorite philanthropy quote:
“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
A Word From Alice:
Mary* is a single mother of 2 children. She came to Triangle Family Services in September, 2010 and requested Emergency Housing Assistance to avoid eviction. She had fallen behind in her rent during the summer months due to the high cost of daycare, which was $800.00 per month. Mary was employed part-time as a medical billing representative. Mary had two goals with Triangle Family Services: to focus on housing and to develop and maintain a budget. With the assistance of her Case Manager, she was successful in finding affordable housing and managing her expenses. Mary attended the case management sessions which focused on budgeting and money management. She was also successful in gaining full-time employment and reducing her daycare costs. Mary effectively completed the 1st phase of the Wake County supported NOTCH program in December, 2010 and since then has attended the 3 month follow-up session and currently remains in permanent housing. This is but one such success story of the thousands that happen yearly at Triangle Family Services.
*Client’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.
Checkout our Facebook page to view the most recent pictures of our renovation!
The Philanthropy Journal recently wrote an article about the partnership between Leadership Raleigh, Rebuilding Together, and Honeywell Building in using their resources to assist Triangle Family Services with renovations to better serve our clients and community. A big thanks to all! Read the article here.