Erin Hocking talks about the structure of support at Interfaith
Former staff member and current supporter tells us that she, like so many, has had extra time on her hands right now and not many people to talk to during the day. So, she directed her energy to helping others appreciate the structure of support that Interfaith Outreach provides in our community. Thank you, Erin, for this moment of kindness.
“From my work at Interfaith on the amazing case management team, I know firsthand both the strong structure of support Interfaith has been providing to the community for years, and the level of true care and compassion that exists between staff members, clients and leadership there. I’m so proud of the work they do and the community they help foster – that kind of community is exactly what we need more of right now.”
“I work in early childhood now and get a lot of inspiration from Fred Rogers, who said, ‘When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would look to me and say, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ This is a message I use with children now, and one that I aspire to live up to as an adult. Even as we all struggle with the anxiety and uncertainty of our situation, we still all have the capacity to be helpers. I’ve been thinking about ways I can be a ‘helper from home,’ and donating to Interfaith was one of the first things I chose to do.”
-Erin Hocking, former Interfaith Outreach case manager