Game Night

Community Connection through Game Night

When United Way of Hood County opened the Cresson Pod Empowerment Center, they had a vision to create a space where residents could feel more empowered, get involved, and engage in more social interaction. The center offers a variety of programs and services, including adult game nights, day camps for kids, tutoring, and weekly food distribution.


One of the regular attendees at the adult game nights is a woman named Sarah. Sarah is a single mother who works two jobs to make ends meet. She often feels isolated and alone, but the game nights have given her a sense of belonging and community. She has made new friends, and she enjoys the opportunity to relax and have fun.


Recently, Sarah volunteered to cook dinner for the group. She missed cooking for her family, and she thought it would be a way to give back to the community. She made a delicious meal, and everyone enjoyed it. Sarah was so proud of herself, and she felt a sense of empowerment.


Sarah’s story is just one example of the impact that the Cresson Pod Empowerment Center is having on the community. The center is providing a safe space for residents to connect with each other, learn new skills, and build their self-esteem. The center is also helping to break down barriers and create a more inclusive community.


The long-term impact of the center is still being felt. As residents become more empowered, they are more likely to get involved in their community and make a difference. The center is also helping to build a stronger sense of community, which can lead to a more vibrant and healthy community overall.