ZOOM to help folks get to medical appointments

Thomas Metcalf, John Davis and Steve and Bonnie Yost, volunteers for the ZOOM program and Chester County residents. WEST CHESTER — Family Service of Chester County announced this week that its new program – ZOOM – will launch on April 19th and begin connecting area nonprofit clients with free transportation to and from medical appointments. ZOOM is the first program of its kind in Chester County,...

Hundreds of homeless in county spur changes

New toll-free number proves popular addition to proactive approach  By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times This makeshift housing typifies what volunteers saw during the “point-in-time” count in January that revealed 625 Chester County citizens without a permanent residence. Wielding flashlights and cartons of supplies – clothes, food and blankets – a team of volunteers sloshed...