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Stories from the Basement Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc. by Donna Clark, Director The agency has recently had to stop promising to pay for dental care while we wait for the promissory letters we have sent out to meet their expiration dates. We hope that after the first of the year we will… Continue reading Stories from the Basement September 2021
Stories from the Basement Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc. by Donna Clark, Director It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.… Continue reading Stories from the Basement February 2020
by Donna Clark RN, Director Summer time is usually a little slower for us and we can take a deep breath, reorganize our shelves and attend to things left undone. Not so this summer. We have seen an influx of new homeless people from Chicago, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and several other east coast states. When they… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: August 2018
by Donna Clark RN, Director Today has been a very busy day at the office. We have helped people order their birth certificates, schedule trips to MVA with us to pay for their ID’s (needed for employment and housing), agreed to pay co pays for prescriptions and helped complete various forms for benefits the clients… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: October 2017
by Donna Clark RN, Director Today’s world seems full of tragedies and terror leaving many people fearful. To those who live on the streets or struggling to keep a roof over their heads this climate of uncertainty seems to have affected them as much as the rest of us. When the news comes on the… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: June 2017
By Donna Clark RN, Director I love this time of year with all of the Christmas decorations and Christmas musicals that put most of us in the mood for loving, forgiveness, and peace. Today as I was traveling to the office I encountered a former client at her job. She came to us several years… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: December 2014
By Donna Clark RN, Director Have you ever thought about how important it is to have your ID or do you realize what it takes to get one? One of the biggest services we provide is helping people get their ID's. Let me share a few things with you about our adventures with this service.… Continue reading Stories from the Basement #3