Day #112: Give with Community Services Center in Williamsburg, VA

Day #112: Give with Community Services Center in Williamsburg, VA 1

The Historical Triangle Community Services Center is a non-profit that rents out building space at a low cost to nine local non-profits.

The center acts as a destination for people in need of social services. People can obtain counseling, food and clothing assistance, parenting education, programs for their small children, and transportation - all under one roof.

The 9 agencies in the building (including United Way, Head Start, FISH, others...) collectively work together to improve the community.

In a lot of ways I like the idea of a central location for getting help. I wonder though: Is it always better to operate this way or if there are times when the agencies are less effective because of their proximity?

What do you think of the "one-stop-shop" model for social services? Is there anything like this in your community?

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

Our Pledge

We hereby pledge:

- To spend intimate, quantity time with our family.
- To actively help the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the helpless.
- To value, protect, and advocate for children.
- To de-emphasize the importance of “stuff” in our lives.
- To bring publicity to good causes and good people.
- To live with intentionality, as if this year was our very last.
- To observe the needs in our country/community – and then do something about them.
- To give – every day.

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