Carney, agencies plan ‘resource day’ for June 13

With more economic woes hitting the news every day, the need for making your dollar stretch is growing and locally there are many low or reduced cost programs and services available that may help qualified residents in these challenging times. Carney Hospital will partner with over 20 local and state agencies in a community resource day to help those who may be struggling to make ends meet. The public is invited to attend the resource day on Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the hospital’s front parking lot. There will be free raffles and refreshments. The hospital is located at 2100 Dorchester Ave. The goal of the day is to inform residents about programs and resources they might not be aware would benefit them including programs targeting housing assistance, cheaper prescription medication, fuel assistance, benefits for seniors, free or low cost health insurance and food programs. Agencies that will participate in the community resource day are: Department of Transitional Assistance, Dorchester NSC Fuel Assistance, Neighborhood Health Plan, Elderly Affairs Commission, Affordable Housing Alliance, Kit Clark Senior Service, Greater Boston Legal Services, Family Child Care Providers, Work Inc., St. Joseph Nursing Home, Dorchester House, Neponset Health Center, Cynthia’s Child Care, Close To Home, Uphams Corner Health Center, BMC Health Plan, Viet-AID, Community Advocacy Program, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Home for Little Wanderers, Boston Public Health Commission and more. Carney will also have financial counselors and interpreters available.