The Greenwich Dept of Human Services Fund is seeking contributions to help bridge the digital divide faced by Greenwich Department of Human Services clients.
The mission of the Greenwich Dept of Human Services is to enhance the quality of life for Greenwich residents through support in meeting basic human needs and promoting services that foster self-sufficiency.
The restrictions on in-person contact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed the extent to which accessing applications for such basic necessities as medical insurance, energy assistance, and food assistance is a serious problem for Dept of Human Services clients who do not have access to computers.
The computers would also enhance clients’ ability to apply for employment, participate in vocational/educational training (including ESL classes), and attend regularly scheduled medical and mental health telehealth visits.
The nonprofit Human Services Fund hopes to raise $10,000 to purchase 50 computers for Department clients.
(The Greenwich Dept of Human Services Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that accepts private donations to benefit the various programs and activities of the Greenwich Department of Human Services.)
An anonymous donor will match this amount to make it possible to purchase 100 computers.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made on the Fund’s website: http://www.greenwichdhsfund.org
Checks can also be sent to the Greenwich Department of Human Services Fund, c/o Greenwich Department of Human Services, Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830.
For questions contact Monica Bruning, Greenwich Human Services Fund Chair, at [email protected] or Tatiana Nichiforova, Greenwich Department of Human Services, at [email protected].