All Programs and Services Have Reopened at The Source
Anthony Zorbaugh, Executive Director of The Source, is pleased to announce that all programs and services offered at The Source reopened in full on Monday, October 18. Clients of The Source arrived with happy faces to see a well decorated dining room, enjoy three hot sit down meals, a special prayer by Pastor Earl Whaley and entertainment by guitarist MJ Wicker!
In late August, due to the absence of employees and volunteers either sick or quarantined due to COVID Zorbaugh had to temporarily shut down operations and take an objective view of what programs and services were most vital to operate with a short staff. Within a few days, selected employees returned and clients were offered three meals a day outside the front door of the facility. In the days that followed programs and services returned on a short schedule while employees slowly began returning to their posts.
In looking back, I know this was a difficult decision, but a necessary one to enable us to get where we are today,” Zorbaugh explains. “I am happy to announce that not only have we returned back to where we were in August we have expanded programs, culinary students, employees, and success stories”.
The Source’s purpose is to offer life-changing possibilities to residents that are in need, homeless and in crisis. Their roster of programs and services include emergency hunger relief with three hot meals a day, clothing, mental health counseling, support groups, showers, mail and telephone services, benefit referrals, cold weather refuge, laundry services and more.
Zorbaugh lists several new features since August:
• The Dignity Bus with additional drivers is back to operating at full capacity of 20 sleeping pods seven nights a week with free breakfast
• Those registered for the Dignity Bus may arrive to The Source as early as 5 p.m. to relax until the 10 p.m. bus doors are opened
• The Dining Room is open offering three hot sit-down meals daily
• A new Culinary Director has joined the kitchen team to help expand Dignity Catering and community food related activities
• A new catering menu will be launched in a few months
• A Music Therapy program has been added for the Culinary students
• Additional clients have entered into the Dignity with Dining Culinary program
• One of the new graduated Culinary students has entered into the dental restoration program, Dignity Smiles, and is now smiling with new dentures
• Culinary Students who have graduated have started new jobs at IHop and Hyundai Route 60.
For more information on The Source, visit www.iamthesource.org or call Anthony Zorbaugh at 772-564-0202.