Resources Services Department

MISSION:  To help supplement and complement the hospital's state-funded resources and services through the involvement of individuals, groups and organizations from the community (volunteers, donations, special events, etc.).

Department Objectives:

Supplement the services of hospital staff.
Provide a supplemental source of clothing for clients.
Identify hospital needs, services and projects that are appropriate for volunteers and community involvement.
Guide interested community organizations/individuals in the selection of worthwhile hospital projects.
Provide hospital clients with community contacts.
Aid in educating the public about mental health, developmental disabilities, Central State Hospital and opportunities for volunteers at the hospital.

Volunteer Opportunities

A wide variety and diversity of individuals, groups and organizations from the community volunteer time and service to Central State Hospital which enhances the quality of life for our clients and enriches those who volunteer.  If you, your group or organization is interested in becoming a hospital volunteer or sponsoring a special event/project, contact the Resources Services Department at the telephone numbers listed below under "Contact Information."

Areas Currently in Need of Volunteers Include:

Clerical - hospital-wide
Food Service - hospital-wide
Housekeeping - hospital-wide
Engineering - warehouse
Garden Therapy - hospital-wide
Companions to visit with clients, including letter writing and reading to clients
Groups to sponsor unit/ward parties
Upholstery Shop

Donations - CSH Apparel Mart

Articles of clothing and accessories donated to the hospital are kept in the Central State Hospital Apparel Mart and are used as a supplemental source for clients' clothing.  All items are issued to clients free of charge.

Procedure for Donating Clothing and Accessories:
Deliver the items to be donated to the back ramp (west side) of the Yarbrough Building.
Bring an itemized list of the donations and estimated value if needed for tax purposes.
Resources Services staff will provide a letter acknowledging the donations.
          NOTE:  The Apparel Mart is open Monday through Friday (excluding holidays),
                     8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Items Currently Needed in the Apparel Shop Include:
New underwear for men and women
Winter coats
Ladies' XL clothing
Men's small clothing
Hats for men and women

Contact Information

Pamela Reese
Phone: (478) 445-8270     Fax: (478) 445-2403