By Ian Perrotta
Are you struggling to meet your basic needs? If so, then People’s Community Services has a program for you.
Recently, People’s Community Services announced that the Basic Needs Program, which is funded by The United Way, will be available at the Hamtramck Neighborhood Center. Residents who need increased access to resources and assistance in meeting basic needs can now receive help at 8625 Jos. Campau between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Through the program, case managers are assigned to assess individuals’ needs and to help set accomplishable goals. Participants are evaluated to address particular needs regarding food, clothing, health care, housing, employment, education, parenting and financial literacy. After needs are assessed, a plan is created to achieve the desired goal.
Assistance can range from the simple to the complex. Maybe you just need a little more food to help you through a rough patch. Or maybe you would like to create a resume and obtain long-term employment. Regardless of your need, it is likely that the Basic Needs Program can help.
“It’s a very individualized program,” says Sybil Jeannin, who oversees the program. “We try to meet immediate needs while looking at ways to accomplish long-term goals.”