Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement September 2020

Stories from the Basement

Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc.


Donna Clark, Director

Since early May we have been seeing clients by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays; providing limited services. Birth certificates are still reasonably easy to obtain (depending upon the state of origin), social security cards have become a nightmare due to mail in requirements, and appointments at MVA take up to six weeks to schedule. Needless to say, our clients are not getting the available jobs nor are they getting into housing. Things have become much more difficult yet, our services don’t seems to slow down. The clients seem to be much more patient and willing to wait until things start to go their way often living with friends or family until they can move ahead.  Our dental program is up in high gear; spending $4,073 just since July 2020 for basic and emergency care. We have one client who has Stage 4 bone cancer and cannot move on to his next level of chemotherapy until he has his last four teeth removed. It was difficult to find a dental surgeon locally to work with us but, God provided and he is scheduled for extractions soon. Thanks to Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and Parson’s Foundation we continue to meet the needs of our clients. We regularly receive calls from local pharmacists, hospital discharge planners, and MAC, Inc. for financial assistance to pay for medications and medical supplies. God always seems to provide just what we need when we need it.

Thank you for your prayers and support as we all work together for the good of our community.


I’ve been reading this passage frequently lately and I feel it might help you too:

Ephesians 6:10-18