Holiday Appeal

“Virtually” Unstoppable

The need for social distancing has brought increased daily challenges and hardships for isolated older adults and low-income families. In response, the Center of
Concern’s staff and volunteers have proven to be “virtually” unstoppable by responding to increased community needs through modified programs and services.

The resilience of dedicated staff and the commitment of volunteers have brought about a transformation of vital support services which have become more accessible to older adults and those at risk of homelessness. Program service delivery has been “virtually” unstoppable through the use of social distancing protocols, online platforms, increased telephone wellness checks, and contactless curbside pickups to safely deliver an unprecedented number of services in recent months.

Since March 2020, our staff and volunteers have responded to a 27.5% increase in services to support the changing needs of our community while ensuring everyone’s safety.

Like so many people affected by the pandemic,Tejas Tejas contacted the Center of Concern for help after losing his job as an international flight attendant early this year. He lives
with his mother who is also seeking employment after staff reduction in the airline industry. After depleting their savings, Tejas contacted the Center of Concern for rental
assistance so they could stay in their home during the pandemic. While he and his mother are still looking for employment, they are optimistic and thankful for receiving
assistance in these difficult times.

“Virtually” Unstoppable

The need for social distancing has brought increased daily challenges and hardships for isolated older adults and low-income families. In response, the Center of
Concern’s staff and volunteers have proven to be “virtually” unstoppable by responding to increased community needs through modified programs and services.

The resilience of dedicated staff and the commitment of volunteers have brought about a transformation of vital support services which have become more accessible to older adults and those at risk of homelessness. Program service delivery has been “virtually” unstoppable through the use of social distancing protocols, online platforms, increased telephone wellness checks, and contactless curbside pickups to safely deliver an unprecedented number of services in recent months.

Since March 2020, our staff and volunteers have responded to a 27.5% increase in services to support the changing needs of our community while ensuring everyone’s safety.

Like so many people affected by the pandemic, Tejas contacted the Center of Concern for help after losing his job as an international flight attendant early this year. He lives
with his mother who is also seeking employment after staff reduction in the airline industry. After depleting their savings, Tejas contacted the Center of Concern for rental
assistance so they could stay in their home during the pandemic. While he and his mother are still looking for employment, they are optimistic and thankful for receiving
assistance in these difficult times.

With your help and continued support, we will continue to be “virtually” unstoppable. Every dollar received helps in responding to growing community needs.