(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Amherstburg Community Services has started a campaign which will help their staff better serve the communities in which they operate. The charity, which is based in Amherstburg and serves residents of Amherstburg, LaSalle, Harrow, and McGregor, currently offers over 20 different services which aim to support local seniors and low-income families.
ACS executive director, Kathy DiBartolomeo, says this campaign is vital to ensuring that community needs are being met and that their services continue to fill the changing needs within the region.
“We can’t encourage others to strive to better themselves without doing so ourselves,” DiBartolomeo said. “As an organization, we know we can never stand still. This campaign will help us see exactly what the residents in our region want in their communities so that, as we move forward, we can be confident we are moving in the right direction.”
She explained that this campaign is a great way for people to have their voices heard, to share their ideas, and to spark the changes they would like to see in their community.
The staff has already issued service-specific surveys to existing clients. The organization is looking for input from the public on topics such as services and/or activities for adults, public transportation, and employment and job searches with a focus on the specific needs of the communities of Amherstburg, LaSalle, Harrow, and McGregor.
The survey has been posted online. It is also available at the ACS office at 179 Victoria Street South in Amherstburg. The surveys will be collected until September 1.
ACS is also looking for individuals to participate in in-person interviews and focus groups during this same period. If anyone is interested in being interviewed, they should call ACS at 519-736-5471 for more information.