From the Desk of the ED

Greetings!

I hope you and your families are well. In this new environment of the Coronavirus, facial masks and social distancing, I’m sure I speak for us all when I say, we are doing the best that we can.

During this time of health and economic crisis, it is important for you to know, that the Wilson Center is here for you. When the health crisis began, we like most, temporarily closed our office for the safety of clients and staff. While out of the office, we spent our time developing and implementing new protocols to service to you safely, when we return. Equipped with a plan and a desire to help, we have opened our doors, though not to the public, but to restart some of our services.

Our food pantry, which is one of our main services, prior to the pandemic, required identification and some income qualifications. Because we believe that no one should ever be hungry, we petitioned of our stakeholders, and our requirements have been minimized. No one in need of food, will get turned away. If you need food, for you and your family, call us for an appointment. Unfortunately, due to social distancing, we must provide service by appointment only. So help us “Starve Out Hunger” through our Pick-Up & Go Food Program. All you need to do is provide your name, your contact information and your family size. That’s it! Stop hunger today! Due to our condensed hours and the need to maintain safety, call us before you come.

Once the economy begins to open and we return to some form of normalcy, it is our hope to be able assist individuals and families with emergency assistance funding. We hope to provide back rent and utility assistance. These services will be based on some prescribed qualifications, relevant for this time of crisis.

While we are behind the scenes working to improve our ability to service you, when we return, our indoor environment and services will look a bit different because of social distancing, but our mission and commitment to provide support services to individuals and families, will not change.

So while we eagerly await for our state’s reopening, continue to stay safe, wear a mask, social distance, and reach out to us if you need us.

Best Regards,