(Lander, Wyo.) - The First Stop Help Center in Lander has hired Jacqueline (Jackie) White as the Center’s new director. White will now lead the center’s initiatives to empower individuals and families who suffer a job loss, eviction, medical emergency or other temporary emergency to deal effectively with the crises they face while developing long-term personal and financial sustainability. “Jackie brings both a significant background in social services administration and a strong commitment to helping people in need,” said FSHC Board Chair, Christine Lichtenfels. “We are confident she will continue to increase the center’s effectiveness at helping our community’s people in need.”
According to a news release from the organization, White’s varied experience includes serving as Personnel and Enrollment Manager for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Office Manager for the Sitka Tribal Family Justice Center. More recently, she has worked as Executive Assistant for the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority and subsequently for the Northern Arapaho Tribe in social services including the WIC program, CDC/Infant Mortality Prevention, and Meth & Suicide Prevention. She is trained in human resource management, family violence prevention, suicide intervention, domestic violence and shelter services, as well as other skills.
“I am excited about this opportunity to lead the First Stop Help Center,” she said. “I look forward to further developing our educational programs and volunteer involvement.”
Dana Neil-Flint, who previously served as the center’s director, accepted a new position with Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies, at it’s Center for Hope in Riverton. “We are so thankful for Dana’s passion, vision, and commitment, “ said Linda Hudson, board member. “We are a stronger organization, more effectively helping more people, thanks to Dana. Going forward, we are enthusiastic about the new ideas, energy and skills Jackie brings.”
The First Stop Help Center, based in Lander, Wyo., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2006.The FSHC is dedicated to empowering people in Fremont County seeking resource assistance with the knowledge, skills and guidance they require to access and utilize needed services in the community. The FSHC provides information and support that allows people to maintain dignity and respect, and develop long-term personal and financial sustainability. Located at 860 S. Third St., Lander, office hours for client intake are Tues., Wed.,Thurs., 11a.m.–1p.m. www.firststophelpcenter.org