Access Flagler First Continues To Grow, Helping Connect Residents To Public Aide

By on August 16, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL- Access Flagler First, an organization that helps connect Flagler residents to public assistant needs, continues to grow in numbers as well as the scope of services they provide.  Janet Nickels, program manager for Flagler County Human Services and Pastor Charles Silano of Grace Tabernacle Ministries started the program more than six years ago.

Access Flagler First’s event takes place the first Friday of every other month at Cattlemen’s Hall on the Fairgrounds.  The event offers residents free goods, services and information such as food, clothing, the federal WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) nutritional program, SNAP (food stamps) and phones are available at the event.  Volunteers also provided free haircuts to participants.

More than 20 volunteers with Flagler Volunteer Services helped residents navigate Cattlemen’s Hall to find specific, needed services during the August outreach.  The outreach included participation from 35 agencies and reached 170 households.

“This is what community services is all about,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said. “People and organizations in Flagler County coming together to help one another.”

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