Everyone should have equal opportunity to obtain economic mobility.
We can level the playing field for families in our community by fostering relationships, providing life-skills education, and removing barriers.
By helping parents succeed now and providing basic essentials, we are impacting the lives and futures of their children and generations to come.
What Makes FFC Special?
Every participant receives one-on-one individualized support from trained volunteers, who serve as mentors. Each participant determines what is important for their family and sets goals based on their specific needs.
We take a meet you where you are approach – no matter where they start from, we only ask that participants are willing to commit to the program and be open to new opportunities to help obtain stability.
Though mentorship and educational workshops, participants gain life skills that will serve them past their time in our program.
Sometimes the only way around a barrier is to provide financial support. This need is different for each family and is flexible to fit that need, whether its car repairs, childcare costs, medical bills, or housing assistance.
Last week, we shared an update on a parent in our program, Ashley, who you helped with maintaining transportation. This week, her Family Liaison mentor supported her in her goal of finding new employment and connected her with a housekeeping job working 3 days a week, making $450 weekly!
This is what our mission is all about – fostering relationships that lift up parents in our community so they can obtain stability!
Volunteer of the Month!
In addition to being a dedicated mom of 3, Katie Schellhorn is a rockstar volunteer for Families Forward Charlotte! Katie started as a Family Liaison mentor in January 2021 working with a single mom, and has just recently started to work with a 2nd family! Her desire to see these women succeed and create a stable life for themselves is incredible. We appreciate all of the time Katie spends helping the moms set goals, planning action steps, and finding resources to support them.
Family Liaison Mentor
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 January!
Be A Holiday Helper!
Our Virtual Angel Tree sign ups will be out soon! Check your email and follow us on social media to sponsor a child or family this holiday season!
“I wanted to work for an organization that was having a direct impact on the community. An organization that was on the ground doing the important work. I found that in Families Forward Charlotte. I get so much joy from working with a team that genuinely cares. Everyone in the organization gives it their all, and it is so rewarding to see the impact we have on families in the Charlotte community. Families Forward CLT took on a mission to be the change we wanted to see in the world, and we work towards that every day. I couldn’t ask for a more fulfilling role.”