WHAT WE DO
First, and foremost, we help the impoverished in Sevier County
We do this by providing a wide range of services including, but not limited to:
Our list of available resources is continually growing and provided here on our website. These resources provide information on numerous services (i.e., Food, Education, Health, Mental Health, Legal Aid, Physical / Substance Abuse, Transportation, Baby Care, Family Planning, Financial Assistance, etc.). Providing these resources here electronically is the easier and fastest way to make them available for everyone in our community. If you would like a more condensed or printed version of our Resource List, please let us know.
2. WORK WITH Sevier County Schools and all our Partners to fulfill the needs of our community.
3. HELP INDIVIDUALS CREATE A PLAN to fulfill their immediate basic needs (i.e., food, clothing, diapers, health care, job, housing, children care, school, personal hygiene) today and goals for a thriving self-sufficient future. We are here to give a helping hand to those in need.
4. HEALTH AWARENESS
This year, more than ever before, has brough a renewed sense of hope that with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution we may soon return to a new, more cautions normal life. While we are hopeful, we must also stay vigilant in the fight against all variances and to continue educating our community with information and resources.
5. MULTILINGUAL INTERPRETATION & TRANSLATION
For international documentation notarization, the client needs to make an appointment and be responsible for bringing all of the supporting documents needed for the service. During the initial interview, the member of Sevier United will review the documents provided and will make a list of any additional documents needed in order to produce various international documents. Once all documents are provided, a subsequent appointment will be made in order to produce the international document. If the document requires notarization, the member will coordinate with one of our two Notary Publics to have them present at the time the final document is executed.
7. RESUME/ JOB INTERVIEW
We will help individuals to prepare for a job interview and or to produce a Resume for them to present them self to an interview, showing their best skills and ability, and with confidentially and assurance on the presentation. A Team member will “rehearse” the Job Interview with the client.
8. JOB REFERRALS
Sevier United share job openings throughout the community. In the near future, there will be a Poster Frame in our office where Employers will be allowed to place open job positions. There will be a BIG DISCLAIMER FORM ON THE TOP, letting the people know that we will be acting ONLY AS A POSTING SERVICE. At NO TIME will Sevier United be making ANY RECOMMENDATION REGARDING EMPLOYERS OR EMPLOYEES. It is the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE JOB SEEKER TO CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY, AND TO FILE THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION WITH THEM. Sevier United makes NO REPRESENTATION regarding the wages, safety, working conditions, working environment, needed skills, work ethic, prior business history, qualification of potential employers or employees, healthy work environment or legal status of the employer or employee. When posting a flyer for a job, it will be the SOLE responsibility of the employer to provide all the needed information. The employer must refrain from providing information that is untruthful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, abusive to any group, race, or nationality.
PLANS IN THE NEAR FUTURE:
9. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
We would like to help small businesses in our community unit and thrive; therefore, making a bigger economic impact in our community.
We will also try to pair them with a mentor, who can help them grow, with the hope that one day, the new business owner will be very successful and able to become a future partner. We will create a multilingual network of small business owners, interested in serving our community as partners.
10. FINANCIAL PROGRAM
A two-part series program will be offered to teach clients how to prepare a budget, taking in consideration their income, expenses and taxes.
11. ENGLISH CLASSES
We are going to request permission to enhance existing English classes or create additional classes. We are hearing from students that they do not want to attend existing classes, because they feel they are wasting their time since they seem to be based on grammar only. We may suggest a more “conversational hand on programs“ already established. If this is not possible, we are willing to teach our own conversational classes to fill this gap needed to fulfill cultural assimilation.
12. SPANISH CLASSES
Due to the rapid growth on our Hispanic population, many local business owners are asking for a way to learn “basic communication language“ to communicate with some of their employees, while they are learning English. We are working on a curriculum to be able to offer Spanish classes to English-speaking individuals which will be a 5-week course, meeting once a week in the evening.