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Because of COVID-19, food insecurity is at an all-time high; emotional distress is at an all-time high; and financial instability is at an all-time high along with unemployment. The need for assistance is great and our goal to Serve Families, Meet Needs and Build our Community opened the door for our new initiative "WeSERVE Cares".
WeSERVE Cares program will aid in mitigating the lasting effects of COVID-19 by partnering with businesses and faith based organizations to provide critically needed services, resources to children and families from low socio-economic communities who are deficient in support.
WeSERVE Cares will offer support in the following areas:
- Food Distribution
- Emergency Shelter & Disconnection Prevention*
- Employment Support and Resume Readiness
- Behavioral & Mental Health Wellness
*Contingent upon government funding approval
Calendar dates for distribution and workshops will be posted at www.weserveva.org by June 1, 2023.
Reducing Food Insecurity
WeSERVE distributes food to individuals and families on the first Saturday of every month, from our Dumfries, Virginia location. The food distribution is a time for WeSERVE to greet and serve the community as well as provide reading sessions and information and referral services to children and families while they wait. Because WeSERVE is literacy focused, we take advantage of our time with the community to inform them of literacy service offered by WeSERVE and ways they can benefit from them and get involved.
Our food pantry allows us to provide food to individuals in need throughout the month. Individuals may call or email to pick up a limited number of items they need to sustain them for a period of time.
CARES Backpack Buddy Program
WeSERVE partners with local schools to provide meals for students that struggle with food insecurity over the weekend.
Guest Facilitated Workshops and Certification Training Courses
WeSERVE allows professionals, who are guests, friends or partners of WeSERVE, from various occupational backgrounds to host workshops and training courses in our multipurpose center, at a low cost. Guest-facilitated workshops and training courses are also offered at no cost or a low-cost to the participants. Note: Courses and trainings are strictly offered based on availability of the presenter.
Some activities may include:
- Budgeting Classes
- Business Development Classes
- Business Plans Classes
- CPR Certification Training
- GED Tutoring Classes
- ESL Group Sessions
- Financial Literacy
- First Aid Certification Training
- Home Buyers Classes Job training (job searching, interview classes and resume writing
- Health Fairs
- Homeowners Workshops
- SBA 8(A) and Certifications Information Sessions
- 501c3 setup
Computer Lab and Literacy Courses
WeSERVE offers the following services on a first come, first serve basis. Please note some services are offered based on availability of the expert or presenter.
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe InDesign
Max participants: 6