The mission of Free Clinic We Help Services is to assist individuals and families who are temporarily struggling to meet basic needs.
“I came to We Help Services for food assistance. During my interview, I told the interviewer that I had just gotten out of jail and after much searching with determination, I was offered a job in an area hotel. The only problem was that I didn’t have enough money for bus fare before getting my first paycheck. We Help Services gave me a bus pass. In addition, they sent me to the Boutique at the Women’s Residence so that I could pick out some clothes to wear to my new job.”
A Free Clinic We Help Services Client
Free Clinic We Help Services offers those in need a variety of resources: emergency food from the on-site food pantry, personal hygiene items, limited financial assistance with water bills. and community referral guidance and direction. Individuals meet with a staff member or volunteer interviewer to discuss appropriate solutions.
All of our clients are of low to moderate income. We serve those who are not able to cope with unexpected expenses. Many are facing temporary problems, that if addressed, will prevent them from falling further through the cracks. Our philosophy is to provide help, not a handout. We assess and review each case on an individual basis. We provide direct assistance when appropriate and help determine longer-term solutions, connecting people with other community resources through information and referral.
In 2012, We Help Services provided approximately 50,000 services in a variety of ways: food assistance, water bill assistance, securing a birth certificate or ID, and referral services. One third of those receiving services were children.