Essential: absolutely necessary; extremely important; fundamental or central to the nature of something or someone.

“Essential” is a word that has become commonplace in our speech during this pandemic. We talk about essential workers and essential services. It has become a label that many of our workers are wearing proudly, knowing that the service they provide is needed, foundational and crucial to the well-being of our community. Our medical professionals and grocery store staff have received a lot of thanks and support over the past months, as have delivery drivers and those who care for our elders. Each one essential and vital.

As an organization that serves many different vulnerable populations, we would like to shine the light of recognition onto some of the other essential workers who we are immensely proud of. Without them, our community and economy would be desperately impacted. We are grateful and proud of our committed staff!

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