With 27 programs and a $3.8 million budget, Community Connections is certainly a presence in the community, but how many people have been through its doors or met its staff?
On Tuesday, the agency threw open its doors and invited members of the community to visit with its staff and enjoy a simple but hearty lunch in its kitchen and boardroom.
“We achieve a remarkable amount for the community,” said Gayle Morgan, executive director of Community Connections. “We have more than you would expect in a small city.”
Indeed it does. Its 57 staff members run the Adventurers’ Summer Day Camp, Children Who Witness Abuse Clinical Services Programs, Community Advocacy, Community Connectors, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community Outreach Program, Counseling Programs, Day Programs, Family Enrichment Program, Food Bank, Housing Outreach Program, Homeshare, Individualized Community Inclusion Program, Infant Development, Jumping Jacks Preschool, Parents and Communities Together, Residential Care, Stopping the Violence, Supported Childcare, Supported Employment, Tenant Support Program, Teen Camp, Volunteer Program, Women’s Outreach Program and Youth Services. That’s a heck of a lot of programs aimed at our community’s most vulnerable children and adults. They are tangible evidence that our community works to benefit everyone.