Erie Together, Gannon University Launch Collaborative Human Service Directory
Posted: August 7, 2014
Collaboratively, United Way of Erie County, Erie Together,
Gannon University have worked to launch an
updated comprehensive human service directory for Erie County.
The Human Service Directory is a signature project of Erie-GAINS
(Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability) that is
reciprocal in nature, with benefits to both the community and the
students who have worked on the project. The online directory is
available at no cost to the public here:. Printed copies of the
300+ page directory are $40 each and can be ordered by emailing here.
"One of the three goals of Gannon University's Strategic Plan is
to 'Engage in the Community.' The Human Service Directory is one of
our initiatives which not only benefits the community by providing
a valuable resource, but also provides our students with
real-world, hands-on learning. This experience has helped our
students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the
comprehensive resources within the community and has promoted
critical thinking and social responsibility," said Carolynn
Masters, Ph.D., RN, Gannon University provost and vice president of academic affairs.
"Through Erie Together discussions, it became very apparent that
so many people in our community - from employers, to social service
agencies, to churches, to individuals seeking supports - could
benefit from easy access to a directory of local human services,"
said Mary Bula, Erie Together's facilitator.