Care managers, like Sandra, are the heart of what we do everyday at Cornerstones - providing
the critical support and advocacy needed to stabilize those in need of food, emergency shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare and other human services.
Our care managers, meet our clients where they are on life's journey - providing stability - giving them hope for the future and the opportunity to succeed.
Sandra recalls watching her own mother struggle to make ends meet, how hard it was for her mother and how much she wanted to help her. "I wanted to find a way to help others when times are tough, when they can't do it by themselves." As a Cornerstones Care Manager, Sandra practices integrated care management which is a "wrap-around" approach to support services. She works with clients to identify goals and create an action plan to help move clients from urgent need to self-sufficiency. Based on client requirements, she locates resources and referrals for a wide-range of support services such as emergency food or financial assistance, dental or medical assistance, citizenship classes, employment services, eviction prevention, childcare, computer courses and so much more. This "wrap-around" service approach means it is not unusual for Sandra to spend years supporting and guiding a single client.
Thank you to Sandra and all Cornerstones' Care Managers who are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of others, especially the most vulnerable in our community.