​Folks at Home Meeting Community Needs

Folks at Home’s mission continues to be helping the community live at home with dignity. The COVID-19 crisis brought new challenges and Folks at Home expanded its offerings to meet those needs.

In March, the Folks at Home Community Cooperative project was formed to help any elder or high-risk member of the community with grocery orders and doorstep deliveries. Folks at Home has also delivered 500 meals to date to area shut-ins, with help from McClurg Dining Hall preparing the meals.

“While our programs are still suspended, we are checking in on ourmembers with a rotating call list,” said Wall Wofford, executive director. “And, in light of the need to minimize person-to-person contact, transportation services have been curtailed.”

Folks at Home is still offering a number of services. “We have durable medical equipment checkouts for our members. Folks at Home also offers basic technology support for computers and smart devices,” said Wofford.

Wofford said helping with grocery deliveries was not in such high demand as they expected it to be, but are still offering ways to shop online to help keep elderly community members at home and safe.

The staff at Folks at Home are still working remotely, but are available by telephone (931) 598-0303 and by email <folksathomesewanee@gmail.com>.

“The current pandemic has challenged us,” said Wofford. “But we are committed to serving the needs of the community.”