What We Do
Every month, FISH hosts dynamic presentations and convenes partners, concerned individuals and community leaders to discuss relevant and often difficult issues facing individuals and partner sectors.
FISH is all about establishing connections. When you connect with other partners in the network, you’re gaining more knowledge and insight since you’re interacting and collaborating with other sectors.
When FISH posts a need that was submitted by a registered FISH Partner, an email is sent to notify the network that a new need has been posted. The email is routed to any partners who indicated the category of the need in their preferences.
Here are a few things we are currently in need of
In need of a full or queen sized bed, vacuum, mops and brooms, cleaning buckets with supplies, can openers, food storage containers, shower curtain with liner and hooks, coffee maker, tv, laundry baskets/hampers, etc. Two of our clients are moving into their new homes...
A teenager with severe mental health needs (depression, anxiety) that has been struggling even more during COVID-19, but she has identified that expressing her creativity through painting and make-up tutorials is helping her cope. I would love to get her a gift...
A young man, 18 years old, with serious mental health struggles. We have discussed ways to for him to get out of his home and enjoy nature and be outdoors more. When we discussed his interests, he remembered that he has loved to go fishing, but his rod was broken and...
A disabled man was homeless and living in his truck— His caseworker, who was also a FISH partner, helped him find an affordable apartment, however he needed a full or queen mattress and box spring bed. Although he has a physical disability, he had been sleeping on the...read more
A father of school-aged kids has been out of work for 6 months due to health issues. Still working to pay off bills from previous health care, he went to the school counselor and explained that he is struggling to catch up on utility and other bills. As a result, his...read more
A mother of two was left with a house with serious structural issues and disrepair -- windows and doors that had water damage as well as the entire gutter system. The woman has found a job; but h it does not offer the income necessary to afford these repairs. She went...read more