HCFS provides a case management evaluation for every person who comes to us for help.
Food – Corner Cupboard Grocery and Nutrition Center
The HCFS Corner Cupboard is a grocery store. Each client is provided with a shopping list with quantities based on family size, the ages of the family members, and special dietary needs. Each client is greeted by staff and volunteers, and guided through the produce section, demonstration kitchen and aisles of healthy food. Discussions revolve around nutrition, portion sizes, label reading and meal planning.
The Corner Cupboard is all about NUTRITION. For the most vulnerable residents in our community – often seniors and children who are facing food insecurity – the most nutritious and healthy food is needed to support healthy aging. The Corner Cupboard prides itself on its offering of fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy and a wide assortment of dry and can goods.
Families in crisis find themselves unable to pay for the simplest of things: prescriptions, rent, food and utilities. HCFS thoroughly evaluates clients who request financial assistance. Our review includes an assessment of spending for the past 90 days, proof of income, bills and debt. Qualified clients can receive help with water and electrical bills, medical co-pays, prescription co-pays and rent.
Clothes and Household Goods – Random Hangers
Random Hangers, the HCFS retail and resale store, has two main missions: 1) to provide no-cost clothing and household goods to qualified applicants who have a demonstrated need, and 2) to conduct retail sales for clothing, accessories and household goods, with all revenue supporting HCFS client programs.
HCFS helps clients navigate through their crisis with a plan.
Frequently, people don’t ask for help in a crisis until they’ve reached a total breaking point. Our approach is case management. HCFS case managers identify the crisis and help individuals and families create a plan for individual self sufficiency.
By assessing a client’s condition and circumstances, case managers use the information to address short and long-term challenges.
There are five key steps to HCFS Case Management:
Assess: Meet and assess each client’s condition and circumstances. Define: A plan is created that addresses short-term needs and long-term goals. Assign: Schedule HCFS services that are needed by the client. Identify: Identify necessary community referrals and services offered by partner organizations. Communication: Guide clients, manage and track progression, communicate with the client and partner agencies and update as appropriate.