Are you a human services provider? Where have you found success getting PPE? What are your greatest concerns with preparing to reopen to the public?
Hear thoughts and solutions from other human services providers on two local hubs, the Human Services Support Hub for Monroe County and the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Resources Hub for counties outside of Monroe County.
Common Ground Health, The Finger Lakes Performing Provider System, S2AY Rural Health Network, and the Systems Integration Project of United Way of Greater Rochester moderate the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Resources Hub. United Way of Greater Rochester, Monroe County and the Systems Integration Project operate the Human Services Support Hub for Monroe County.
In a time of increased organizational challenges for organizations, the hubs aims to share resource and needs among agencies to speed problem solving, share updates and guidance from state and federal agencies and identify and eliminate structural barriers to serving communities in the Finger Lakes.
Nearly 400 agencies are active users on the Monroe County hub. Nonprofits are able to request supplies via the hub from United Way’s centralized warehouse. The hub has also been used to secure and deploy equipment including laptops and connect providers with hand sanitizer made by local distilleries.
The Finger Lakes Hub has more than 300 active users who have shared food pantry hours of operation, food distribution schedules, webinars about federal loan programs, resources to help organizations find volunteers, information on a virtual baby café for nursing moms and handmade face mask drop off and distribution sites.