Thumbs up: Kristin Hollis, of the Carroll County Department of Social Services, brings assistance such as food stamps, cash or medical aid to those who need it most once a month. Hollis started a pop-up satellite office on Nov. 18 at On Our Own, a peer support and recovery center on Main Street Westminster meant for people with disabilities and substance use disorders. She said she'll be back Dec. 30, with dates in January and February to be announced. "I wanted to come out and be able to give them the same opportunities the people that do have transportation get," she told us. "I wanted to go there to help them apply for benefits and be approved all in one place." We're all for anything that can help those in need, particularly at this time of year.