Close to 40 local agencies turn out to be represented at Seneca County’s first Community Service Fair hosted by the Town of Seneca Falls.
Waterloo, NY – June 25, 2018 – It was the first installment of a series that is aimed at informing the community about what is available in Seneca County.
The Town of Seneca Falls played host to a Community Services Fair, which showcased the various services that are offered to residents. The Town of Seneca Falls provided food and drink at the event, which saw the public turn out to learn more about services provided in Seneca County. Nearly 40 different organizations had representation at the session.
Margaret Morse, Director of Community Services for Seneca County said she was amazed at the turnout from local, community organizations. “I think everyone was strengthened and inspired by this clear illustration of the vast resources available to us in our community,” she explained. “We had so many participating organizations from various fields of service including mental health, substance use disorder, housing, education, social services, healthcare, veteran services, scouting, faith community and more.”
Morse added that the partnership from the Town of Seneca Falls was invaluable. “We are so thankful to the Town of Seneca Falls for their commitment to the Seneca County Community. They provided all the food and facilitated our use of the Seneca Falls Community Center,” she continued. “The staff of the Community Center were very supportive, had everything set up for us upon arrival and assisted us as needed throughout the event. A huge thanks to their staff!”
Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro added that partnership between community organizations, the private sector, and government create an ideal scenario to tackle a variety of problems. “We invited the public and provided them with information on the many services that are provided by the county and partnering agencies. Our goal was to educate the public on what services are available to them, and how they can access them,” he explained. “We are planning a similar Fair in the Southern part of the County, as we all understand that transportation can be difficult for some and it is our intent to reach as many Citizens as possible. Education and knowledge are key to accessing these services.”
Rhonda Jasper, who serves as Executive Director of the United Way of Seneca County said that she was excited by the outcome. “Aside from bringing information to Seneca County communities, perhaps we’ve overlooked another amazing benefit of this series which is helping to build community between all these providers regardless of their focus,” she explained. “This event was just the beginning of this series and the United Way of Seneca County is certainly excited to be a part of it as it continues to grow and change as we move forward.”
Additional events are being actively planned by multiple agencies. For more information, or to suggest a future location call Rhonda Jasper at (315) 539-1135.