Margaret Hurt has been hired to fill the newly created part-time position of Community Service Navigator.
Funding for this 20-hour per week position is provided by the Buncombe County Service Foundation, an arm of the County's Health and Human Services.
Her role will be to help bridge the gap between the Ministry and other groups serving this population, and the Buncombe County Health and Human Services. Margaret will seek to provide resource information and
connect clients with resources and programs not provided through SVCM but available through Buncombe County. Margaret hopes to be a voice for clients as she helps them access such services as medical and mental health, housing, childcare, and more to address the situations of hardship for many.
Margaret has lived in Black Mountain for over 10 years and is the wife of local architect, Maury Hurt. They have three children, ranging from six to 11. She grew up in Greensboro, NC, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has served in numerous capacities in this community, including the Primary and Elementary School, Parks and Recreation sports programs, church, and several boards. Margaret has a strong heart for service and hopes this role will see positive change and make connections that will result in true help where it is needed.