On behalf of the People in Need Forum Steering Committee, we would like to thank everyone for their participation in 2014. Whether you were an attendee, an exhibitor, a speaker or volunteer, we sincerely appreciate the part that you played. We had more than 55 exhibit booths, 42 speakers, and 40 volunteers all participating in our 11th anniversary People in Need Forum. We are proud to say that this was the largest forum we have had, and considering the frigid weather and bad roads, this was amazing!
Here are just a few comments written on the evaluations:
- There was NOTHING I didn’t like!
- Thanks for the friendly volunteers and helpers-everyone was SO nice!
- Opportunity to connect with everyone at one time was invaluable.
- The Directory is a life saver. I couldn’t do my job without it!
- Please don’t ever stop hosting this event!
Our half-day event is open to everyone and there is no fee for admission. The forum includes workshops that provide practical information to help resolve care-receiver issues. Representatives from human service organizations are in attendance with informational handouts on such timely issues as utility assistance, food stamps, health care, transportation options, homelessness, domestic violence, legal matters, and loss of job. All participants receive a People in Need Community Resource Directory and a complimentary flash drive with all materials presented at the conference.
This annual opportunity for volunteers and staff from human service, civic, and faith-based organizations started in 2003. The forum connects participants to community resources and important information for those in need.