WILLIAMSTOWN -- Higher Ground, the nonprofit formed to aid current disaster victims and help communities be better prepared to cope with future disasters, is seeking volunteer case managers.
The next training session is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10 and 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at First Con gre gational Church, 906 Main St.
As a result of Irene, 225 families in northern Berkshire County were displaced, if not specifically from their homes, from their community. Some have returned to The Spruces but are still in the "Recovery" process.
Higher Ground case management volunteers work with these individuals -- to partner with them on their road to recovery -- through advocacy, emotional support, intervention and by assisting them in accessing appropriate services.
No experience is necessary. The training is thorough and comprehensive, which provides volunteers with human relations skills.
Case managers may work in pairs, have access to a case management supervisor and receive support and training at monthly meetings.
Information: Susan Puddes ter at Higher Ground, 413- 458-4273 or spuddester@ yahoo. com.