Uniting our community to empower people in need
In April of 2018, we convened partners across Harrisonburg and Rockingham County for a conversation about the ALICE Project in an effort to understand the greatest needs of our community. One of the biggest needs identified was a way for service providers to connect with each-other in order to best serve clients - a way to make sure no one falls through the cracks.
In response to that need, we have introduced Empower Harrisonburg Rockingham, a collaborative, coordinated referral network which provides effective ways for people to access community resources. With a mix of healthcare, human service, local government and public education organizations participating in the network, providers can more effectively refer clients to one another without them getting lost in a sea of resource directories and outdated phone numbers.
Empower HR is a secure technology platform powered by a company called Unite Us. In a community filled with great resources, this technology is a game-changer in connecting providers. Thanks to a strategic investment from Rockingham Insurance, we can provide this opportunity to local providers at no cost.