At a recent Round Table, over 30 people providing essential human services for Cape residents met to discuss how to better serve clients.
We serve our clients best by knowing all of the available resources and programs they can access,” Liz Belcher, HAC’s information and client services manager, said. “Having a relationship with the people and agencies providing those other services means we can always say, ‘Yes, I know who can help you with that.’ That’s invaluable.”
That philosophy serves as the rationale behind quarterly Round Table meetings that Belcher organizes at HAC that are open to other service providers in the region.
At a recent session, over 30 people representing agencies that included Elder Services of Cape Cod, Barnstable County’s SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Community Action Committee, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cape Cod Hospital, Independence House, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, and more were in attendance.
Deleta McMullin, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, at a recent round table session.
Several HAC staffers, including Monica Mitchell, took part in the Round Table, providing insight into the services we offer as an agency. Mitchell spoke about the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and the HomeBASE programs which HAC oversees on behalf of the state; both provide emergency funding for families, diverting them from entering shelter and providing them the resources to access housing.
Deleta McMullin, president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society which serves as a food pantry and provides financial assistance for those in need, explained her attendance at the Round Table meeting this way: “It’s for us to find out about the other service providers who might be able to help our clients.”
To learn about upcoming Round Table sessions, email HAC’s Liz Belcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.