We are planning our 4th Community Connection event, scheduled for Wed., May 15th, 2013. It is a sort of ‘open house’ where representatives from all of the Northampton County Human Resource/Services & agencies along with other local non-profit “helping agencies”, like ProJeCt, CACLV, Easton Housing Authority, etc. gather to reach out to the public to connect them with assistance they may be in need of.
We, in conjunction with our other downtown church neighbors, are hoping to reach out to ALL of the Easton area community through this program.
We will again have Easton Hospital medical personnel here to offer free health screening tests, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure at no cost to our guests. This year we will also have Veteran's Administration representatives available.
Over the last three years, folks have found help with housing, food, medical & other assistance. We also have pastors here to offer pastoral counseling for anyone seeking it. Quite a few folks sought that out, as well as a number who were seeking grief counseling.
Our focus is on helping connect folks, families, single parents, senior citizens, singles, who are not necessarily “in the system” but are struggling right, now with programs that may be able to help them. Folks who are in need of a little temporary help to get over a situation such as recent job loss, divorce, loss of spouse, illness, etc. that really knocked their life off track may need a little help to get them back on their feet before their situation spirals too far down to a place where they may have even greater difficulty recovering.
The public is invited to come and see what services may be available. Maybe you don't need help but perhaps a friend or family member could benefit from the information? Maybe you are looking for a place to volunteer? Many of the agencies can also use some help too! So grab your neighbors and come check it out!