Brooke Mitman is the Director of Development for the Third Street Alliance at 41 North Third Street:
"We're a human services agency. We have three main programs: we have our shelter for homeless women and children, and we also have our childcare program which is for ages six weeks to thirteen, and we have our senior adult day services programs. We have seniors in our agency Monday through Friday, some with intellectual disabilities; we also serve people with stroke recovery and dementia. We also open up the building for community programming, too."
"Tell me about some success stories that you've had."
"Actually, we have someone living with us right now, and she was coming out of incarceration and moved in in October, and now she's saving money to have her own apartment. She's been reunited with her children. She's now gainfully employed. She also struggled with drug addiction and she's been in recovery for close to twelve months, so we're very proud of her."
"If people want to help out, what can they do?"
"We've got lots of opportunities for volunteering; it could be within the programs themselves or perhaps around the building or even out in the community marketing events such as the Farmers' Market, or nights at Barnes and Noble, or putting together fundraisers for us--that's always wonderful."
If you'd like to help out, you can call the Third Street Alliance at (610) 258-6271.
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA