This program in Norfolk puts ‘People First’

Tidewater Gardens is part of the St. Paul's district in Norfolk. (Southside Daily/courtesy of St. Paul's area Facebook)
Tidewater Gardens is part of the St. Paul’s district in Norfolk. (Southside Daily/courtesy of St. Paul’s area Facebook)

NORFOLK — St. Paul’s district in the city has been undergoing a major revitalization project and part of that project is a program called People First.

To celebrate the grand opening of People First, the public is invited to a free block party on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Walke Street in front of People First offices.

There will be free food, fun and music as well as connect with service providers for youth services, education, transportation, workforce development, health and more, according to a news release from the city.

People First is designed to help residents reach their goals — the program provides assistance in the areas of job training, education, housing and health and wellness services, according to St. Paul’s website.

The way it works is People First starts with a case manager who will be assigned to every family living in the Tidewater Gardens, Calvert Square and Young Terrace neighborhoods, according to the website.

The case manager will then meet with each family individually to determine goals and create individualized plans for each family member, including children and seniors.

To learn more about People First, click here.

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