Earlier this year, ProWorks was contacted by the MN Department of Human Services. They wanted to determine whether our services provided the people that we serve access and interaction with their community. It goes without saying, when one receives communication from the Department, it is not usually cause for celebration. Anyway, the visit went very well. Two amazing representatives of the Department came out. I was able to pull our site managers and our administrative personnel in, and we had a very meaningful discussion about community involvement.
Their follow-up report stated that we were in compliance with the Department’s expectations of community involvement, and then, we were asked to participate in the production of a video highlighting providers “who are doing creative and excellent work to deliver personalized services.” They were particularly impressed by our Again & Again Too Thrift Store in Litchfield. Our thrift store is a licensed program site, and we have it set-up as a work/training site; a number of our people work at our Again & Again Too Thrift Store.
On June 2nd, a videographer visited our store. He interviewed our store managers, Karen Gebhardt and Rachel Degn, and then he talked with a couple of workers, Kim and Daryl. I was interviewed as well. He also wanted to give viewers a glimpse of our community – Litchfield, MN. He was going to take some drone videos.
I do not know when or how this video will be shared, but I will share that information when I know. We, at ProWorks, are appreciative and honored by this recognition of our work.