Monday, March 11, 2013

The Drop In Center Turns One!

BCCS is excited to announce that February was our Drop In Center's one year anniversary! BCCS began providing services last winter in the Center, which was designed to support the needs of our clients to help them build their lives towards structure and stability.

“BCCS Outreach staff invited those who have been using the DIC throughout the year for services to come and celebrate how the center has helped them and changed their lives.  The staff was able to come together and prepare food that they served to the clients at the one year celebration.  It was great seeing the staff continuing to show their care and support of the DIC and the people that it helps every day,” said BCCS Program Manager, Ralph Bradley.

The Center has been a huge success and has helped approximately 300 people per week since its opening.  The Center offers a drop-in zone to sit down and have coffee, a space to accommodate families including children, access to two full bathrooms with showers, computer access for job searching and training, a clothes closet that offers a selection of donated items for adults and children, a food bank that is available for emergency needs, screening rooms for HIV, HCV, and pregnancy testing, and space for group sessions. 

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