Thursday, September 4, 2014

Helping Partners Make a Difference

Foodshare’s Agency Relations department has been holding a series of self-sufficiency roundtables with our partner programs—food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, etc. The idea is to help them develop programs that can offer one-on-one help to clients. The most recent roundtable, in June, was focused on budget coaching and was led by Denise Smith, Coordinator of the CT Money School with the Connecticut Association of Human Services, and Jim Goldman, volunteer money coach.  They spoke compellingly of the assistance available through CT Money School workshops, one-on-one financial coaching and one-on-one money coaching (for more urgent needs of clients and more short term than financial coaching).  Twenty agencies participated in that program. The next one, to be held September 18, will focus on employment coaching, and how agencies might implement such a program for their clients.

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