The support and input from our amazing partners in the health and human services field is instrumental to the success of NCCARE360 in North Carolina. Today, we are sitting down with Tiffany Joseph, Ministry Assistant at Temple to discuss their achievements, experience with the network, and vision for the future.
How would you summarize Temple’s work and your role in particular? What populations does Temple serve?
Temple is a church that loves everyone in our community. We offer Celebrate Recovery and homeless outreach, as well as being a church that believes in God’s word. I am Celebrate Recovery Ministry Assistant. I take all of our CR calls and am available 24 hours a day for that purpose. Additionally, I help with the ministry at the church, go to community meetings, and work one-on-one counseling women. We serve our whole community as CR is a 12 step program for any hurt, habit, or hang-up which can include drugs, alcohol, anxiety, depression, codependency. It’s literally for anything someone might have an issue with. We also serve in the women’s prison in Raleigh, NC and two men’s prisons in Harnett County.
Currently, what’re your biggest challenges at Temple? How do you deal with them?
The biggest challenge at the moment, is not enough people knowing that Temple is involved with NCCARE360. We really need to work on getting the word out for this great community service. Thus, we will be adding this information to our Friday night announcements.
What accomplishments are your team most proud of?
As a team member at Temple, I am very proud of the fact that we are reaching out to those others often neglect, ignore, and judge. Showing love to all is very important to us.
How has NCCARE360 impacted the way you deliver care?
NCCARE360 has given us the necessary tools to help those in need find help to improve their lives – be it clothing, food, job search, etc. It is so wonderful to be able to see the process from start to finish and know that a person that came to us for help got what they needed.
What was it like for your organization before working with NCCARE360? And afterward?
Before, it was just a conversation of trying to tell someone where they could maybe get help. Now, we have the tool to know where that help is available. It is so wonderful to have this at our fingertips.
What advice would you give to an organization interested in joining NCCARE360?
Please join and help your community to serve those in need. The more organizations we have, the more people we can help.
What’s next for Temple?
We are in the process of finding a property for a Dream Center for families in a domestic violence situation. At this center, we hope to assist those affected by having a safe place to stay, help with education needs, clothing needs, and eventually helping them find a new home.
Anything else you would like to add?
I am so excited for what the future holds for Temple, our community, and NCCARE360. We can achieve so much when we all work together for the greater good.
We hoped you enjoyed our NCCARE360 partner spotlight interview. Get inspired by Temple and learn more about their work at http://www.templerepresents.com/. If you would like to contact our Community Engagement Team, please fill out the form located here.