Durham Mayor Steve Schewel recognized Alliance for our work assisting displaced McDougald terrace residents at his State Of The City address on March 2.
Alliance staff were regular visitors to 51B at McDougald Terrace to check in on and offer support to residents, and more than 50 Alliance staff volunteered on MLK Day to lead McDougald kids in recreational activities at local YMCAs and community centers.
Alliance also brought in physical healthcare partners from Duke Health and Lincoln Community Health Center to ensure that displaced residents could have all of their healthcare needs addressed. Never was this innovative partnership more obvious than when the City allowed Alliance and its partners use our “City Hall on the Go” RV to serve as a makeshift clinic, bringing physical and behavioral healthcare, pharmacy services, and linkage to ongoing care directly to where people could conveniently access it.
Alliance also organized a resource event at one of the hotels serving the most displaced residents that brought together multiple helping organizations in one place to ensure that people had easy access to many kinds of essential help.
Thank you to Ann Oshel and Denene Hinton for coordinating this effort and all of Alliance for your support in helping our communities.