We welcome first time visitors to Harvest Project with an introduction to one of our Intake Volunteers. The volunteer welcomes each one to share their story with us and hear about how Harvest Project’s offer to extend a ‘hand-up’ may help them. The visitor may decide to engage either with our Client Care Program and its trained volunteers, or as a drop-in Emergency Needs client. First-time visitors need to bring a piece of picture ID plus a piece of mail that shows their North Shore address.
This program is for clients who are experiencing difficult life-circumstances but hope to take steps forward to improve their situations. Trained volunteer client-care partners meet with individuals on an appointment basis to develop a coaching relationship – helping the client set goals, referring them to other community resources, pointing them towards life skills training, and providing clothing and grocery support.
Emergency Needs Support Program
This program is for clients who are uncertain about their future. The Intake Volunteer listens, encourages and offers support options to each one. Clients receive pre-packed bags of groceries and/or a voucher for clothing. Our hope is that each one will be inspired to move into the ongoing Client-Care Program.