“Working as a Navigator, I get to help a lot of our seniors receive much needed resources. I’m the type of person that will not stop until the client gets the assistance they need in our community.” – Shirley Batiste, Senior Navigation Services Assistant
Our long-term vision means we use every opportunity to address the root causes of food insecurity, which are tied primarily to intergenerational poverty. That means forging strong connections to other organizations to amplify the impact we can have together, both through our Navigation Services and our innovative partnerships.
Under the guidance of a Community Health Worker (CHW), we are training Target Hunger team members to earn the State of Texas-conferred CHW designation, giving them the skills to provide better social service navigation services to our clients and ultimately reduce the number of food-insecure people in our community. CHWs assess needs and connect clients to agencies that will qualify them for benefit programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provide rental assistance, or offer job training or financial counseling.