Year 2021 Impact
Looking back over 2021, there were many accomplishments in partnership with more than 130 entities -- faith community, civic organizations, local businesses, and individuals -- to support CCHASM programs and services. Please consider making a donation to support our ongoing efforts.
Thanksgiving Meal Program
Roughly 10,000 individuals within 3,124 families received a Thanksgiving meal.
With nearly 400 volunteers, we were able to support our neighbors in need with a drive-through, contactless pick-up format. The Thanksgiving Meal Package is a grocery bag filled with pre-determined foods (cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, etc.) that represents about a $25 value and each registered guest received a $15 gift card for a local grocery store for perishable items such as turkey, butter or milk.
Food Assistance Program
Almost 4,500 received food assistance from more than 20 food pantries through our church alliance partners.
CCHASM's food assistance program aids families and individuals who have experienced or are experiencing an emergency situation which limits their funds for essential items such as food. This program is intended to help stretch and supplement other resources such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food stamps), WIC, and TANF.
CCHASM assists the pantries with educational information about the types and quantities of food to stock and financial literacy resources.
Financial Assistance Program
Approximately 74 families were assisted with $34,900 in emergency financial assistance along with 155 people who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic were assisted through a $100,000 Crisis Financial Support (CFS) Program created in 2020.
Through the CFS fund, we continue to assist our clients requiring help with utilities, mortgage/rent, emergency car repairs, and similar obligations in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Women's Career Clothing Cottage
Nearly 25 women received professional/business attire during socially-distanced shopping at our Women's Clothing Cottage. The location was periodically shut down throughout the last fiscal year due to COVID restrictions.
Many of CCHASM's female clients are those who find themselves re-entering or unexpectedly returning to the workplace, some for the first time.
CCHASM provides "office-appropriate" clothing such as suits, pants, skirts, dresses, and shoes for an interview or for the job. Women may "shop" free of charge for either interview clothing or a week's worth of office-appropriate garments.