I’m sitting in the lobby of BTAC, having a deep conversation with a 4 year old about Disney Princesses and what her new born baby sister means to her. Just behind her is a flowing line of adults signing up for Thanksgiving Turkeys and free bread.
I am here to ask about the services they offer and what services they need. My co-workers and I are searching for outreach opportunities that we can do during work hours. Do they need food, clothing, donations? Maybe they need extra social workers to come in one lunch a month to explain the county services?
I’m impressed, the lobby is small but bustling and the counter lady has a sprained ankle that does not keep her from traversing the room from desk to pantry. The clients are friendly, made sure I knew how to sign in, and are explaining services to each other.