On September 28, 16 people from 10 basic needs programs run by local churches and parachurch organizations participated in the Beyond the Basics Community Resource Center Training, facilitated by Urban Alliance, where they learned how to effectively connect the people they serve to community resources that will meet their specific needs in ways that make them feel cared for, acknowledged and respected, and gain in-depth knowledge about available community resources. 
To date, 25 programs have received this important training and coinciding toolkit of materials. The toolkits of materials, provided by Urban Alliance, have been expanded to contain a wide variety of resources covering more areas of Connecticut, and most resources have been translated into Spanish.
For more information about Beyond the Basics, click below or contact Angela Colantonio, Urban Alliance’s Director of Implementation, Health & Basic Needs Initiatives.