Our Resource Database: A VITAL Service to Our Families!

Your help supports many facets of Here to Serve as an organization. Did you know that hospital social workers generally have no database of resources for families who are NOT on government assistance?  Most social workers are focused on government programs and helping only those who qualify for them. They may provide a couple of foundations to families on private insurance to help with finances, but little more.  But what happens if you need adaptive appliances, an accountant, respite help, a patient advocate, community fundraising assistance, a vacation for the family, camp for both your sick child and their other siblings, help with household bills, transportation and lodging for clinical trials, integrative and alternative medical support? The list goes on…

Here to Serve provides these resources and, more than that, we don’t just hand our families these resources, we engage with them to obtain what is needed where we are able.  As you might imagine this is A LOT of work and we could really use some volunteer help keeping our database up to date.  If you or anyone you know has time to do research on the Internet as well as make calls to update our database that would be a tremendous help. We would also like to put our resource database into ‘the cloud’, and in a easily-usable format; but, that requires the help of a database tech expert. We try to keep our expenditures devoted as much as possible to helping families. Hiring people with this skill would limit what we can do for our families. So, if you or anyone you know can help us improve this database structure, please contact us right away at [email protected]