Douglas/Elbert Task Force

 

Douglas / Elbert Task Force

                                    

"Assisting the community with compassion"


The Douglas/Elbert Task Force, "Task Force", endeavors to meet the immediate needs of residents of Douglas and Elbert County who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless. The objective is to help them work through troublesome times with dignity.

People who are in crisis operate under incredible stress.  Having a calm, warm, quiet place to come, and being greeted and made welcome by a smiling volunteer immediately diffuses some of that stress. For the kids, we provide an airy, quiet space with room for them to play safely. Having the opportunity to be listened to and to be heard by staff who not only understand but who can often make a difference that day is an incredible relief, particularly for clients with children.  We go through many, many boxes of tissues, and hugs are given liberally at the Task Force.

The major services provided by the Task Force are:

Food & Toiletries from two Food Banks
Funds for Housing Assistance
Utility Assistance
Emergency Overnight Lodging
Transportation
Prescription and Dental Assistance
Clothing & Household items from our Thrift Stores
Information and Referral to other Agencies & Resources

This is one of our club's most important community service projects.

Our club contributes to the Task Force on a regular basis and has helped with major renovations in the past and will continue to suppor the organization in any way possible.

For more information at their web-site click on "Douglas Elbert Task Force"