October 29, 2018
For September 2018, Dorcas Client Services gave assistance to 986 people; 745 received food, and 52 received training.
From Home-LESS to Home-OWNER: A Veteran’s Story
When Angela came to Dorcas for housing help, she and her son were homeless and feeling hopeless. She met with Katie, the Dorcas Housing Case Manager, trying to work on a solution, but it was a tough situation. Even though she had found a solid job with good income, due to her previous eviction, she couldn’t get approved for a lease.
Then Angela dared to do the seemingly impossible—could she buy a home? To her surprise and delight, as a veteran, she qualified for a VA home loan! Within days Angela had a contract on a small house with a closing scheduled for Halloween. She used her little savings on closing costs and just had to figure out what to do for the two weeks until she moved into her new home – after that she would have enough income to cover her expenses. With a clear end date in sight, the Dorcas Emergency Housing Program paid for those two weeks in a hotel.
This Thanksgiving, Angela and her son will eat Thanksgiving dinner in their own home!
Volunteer Openings include Outreach Reception, Outreach Scheduler, Food Pantry, Cashier, and Admin Reception. If you are interested in any of these roles or would like to know more, please contact Ellen Frazier at 919 469-9861 Ext 101 or email Ellen@dorcascary.org
The Dorcas Thrift Shop is located at 187 High House Road in Cary. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about Dorcas Ministry, contact me at email@example.com or call me at 919-467-8807.
Career Advancement Program
Dorcas Ministries can help you with tuition for training to get a better job, qualified living expenses, and career coaching. The goal is to help you qualify for a Better Paying Job and Career Path! Interested? Give Craig a call at 919-369-9861, ext 206 or email Craig@dorcascary.org or visit https://dorcascary.org/services/job-training-center/
Dorcas Training Center Calendar
Dorcas Crisis Ministry exists to serve local residents who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis, using proceeds from the Dorcas Thrift Shop. The Thrift Shop is a great place for back to school shopping as well as Christmas shopping.
Contributions to the Thrift Shop can be dropped off as follows:
- Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.
All donations are eligible for a tax receipt during business hours.