Hands Up—is a way to help our staff members (peers) that may have fallen on hard times and need help with their basic needs.
We are looking to find a way to help others. We are following Maslow’s Hierarch of Needs and focusing on the bottom tiers of physiological and safety needs. Physiological needs cover food, water, sleep, etc. Safety needs cover security of body, health, property, employment, etc. Often times, those that struggle have jobs but something unexpected happens to create a hardship one was not prepared for. It is really hard to focus on one’s responsibilities in the middle of a storm.
So, we have created a place that staff can nominate themselves or others via anonymous link or by contacting a team member Team members include Jana Kirkland or Lupia Guion.