Social Services Working Group To Report On Actions To Address Gaps, Propose Long-Term Recommendations

(BLOOMINGTON) – Members of the Social Services Working Group convened by Mayor John Hamilton at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Bloomington will present to the Bloomington Common Council during the Mayor’s report section of the agenda.  

The group will share the actions taken to address gaps that have emerged for vulnerable populations with regard to food, shelter, child care, and health and safety as a result of the crisis during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. 

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In addition, the presentation will propose long term recommendations for creating a more thoroughly integrated and sustainable safety net for traditionally underserved residents.

The Social Services Working Group includes philanthropic leaders from across the community including Jon Barada, Bloomington Health Foundation; Diane Buzzell, IU Health Foundation; Beverly Calender-Anderson, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department; Efrat Feferman, United Way of Monroe County; Tina Peterson, Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County; and Dan Smith, IU Foundation.