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One family at a time...
those in need
Stories from the H.E.A.R.T.
Our teams are in the field and we need your financial support to help those we encounter with housing services. PLEASE DONATE...
Every donation brings us closer to housing a family or individual in crisis. Please be generous today....
Our long standing appreciation for this amazing group of women began when they 'showered' us with $10,000.00 to start the shower program at the CRC in 2012. This generous donation resulted in providing over 6000 showers to our community to get ready for interviews, jobs and doctors appointments.
We are grateful for funds recently awarded to our Susie's House Program. $5,000.00 will go a very long way to helping us help provide or keep a roof over the heads of many families, men, women and children who call our teams for assistance in their time of need. Since 2012, The Women's Fund has supported our efforts to serve those needing support services right here at home. Please help us support them as they support our community. Click below to visit their website! Thank you, thank you, thank you to The Women's Fund (A Fund of The El Dorado Community Foundation).
Lastly, professionalism. You need to be aware that the data you collect is highly confidential and when mishandled can do damage. Although the clients you assist might be in messy circumstances, they are always to be treated with the respect you yourself would admire if in the same circumstances.
Once trained, you may be completing intakes and assessments, making determinations about a client, their health, their honesty, their abilities and their eligibility for various services and benefits. You will also be working with numerous other organizations and people, trying to find the optimal way to help a particular client. This is a big job, so working alongside our trained teams until you are well trained is time consuming, but very important.
If you decide to volunteer, your first point of contact will be one of our HEART Team members. We serve at Saturday Cafe at Green Valley Community Church (3500 Missouri Flat Road in Placerville) every third Saturday from about 9 to noon. Bring your completed application and from there, you will make arrangements to shadow a team member soon. We will all work to get you set up as a volunteer. You will have 2-3 months minimum of shadowing them as they do intakes and assessments. After that, you can work with our teams to see where your talents best fit. If you are interested in joining our Veterans Team, let them know and they will connect to David or another Vet Team volunteer.
Please be gracious with us if we do not respond or move as quickly as you'd like once you decide to join our team. Remember, we are all volunteers too. We have to maintain the balance in our lives, to support our friends and families as much as we support the CRC and our clients. We must take the time to care for ourselves so we do not burn out. We always need your help and we welcome you.