“I will be one of your success stories, I will do everything I can,”was one of the first things Maria said to our staff when we met her in August 2020, and she has truly lived up to that promise thanks to YOUR support! At the time Maria entered our program she had no housing option and was living in her vehicle with her daughters. Families Forward immediately placed Maria in a hotel so her family had a safe place to sleep and internet access for virtual school.
Maria was determined to improve her situation. She worked with her liaisons, Kevin and Elise, to set a goal of applying to three housing programs and completed the applications in record time! She also quickly found jobs to get her on the path to stability, even with the difficult task of managing childcare and virtual learning.
You can support our work by shopping on Amazon through the SHARE Charlotte’s Give Shop®! Load your cart with GOOD things that support our program like…
Towel sets to be given to new families with their Essentials Baskets
Uber gift cards to help families get to life skills workshops
Tool sets for single moms that need to make minor repairs in their home
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School Supplies Needed!
You can provide a backpack full of supplies for a local child! There are over 100 elementary age backpacks being donated by community and corporate partners but we need 50 more middle/high school backpacks by August 15th!
There are several upcoming virtual (zoom) Interest Meetings where you can learn more about our programming and ways to get involved! Sign Up Here ››
Don’t miss out – the next training session will be held in August!
Give Stability to a Local Family
Last week, the IRS began its distribution of advance child tax credits. If your family is in a position to not need this extra income, consider passing it along to support Families Forward Charlotte. This easy contribution can make all the difference in another family’s life. Click For More Info
FFC partnered with Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center to present workshops for our Family Partners in July on Parenting Skills. Special thanks to Watershed Charlotte for allowing us to use their space for our in-person workshop!
Pictured: Treva Johnson, from Anuvia Prevention and Recovery, presenting to program participants.
Are you curious about systemic issues that plaque the population we serve? Check out this blog that explains affordable housing myths!