A few weeks ago we shared a picture of the hard box spring a new family in our program was sleeping on. Now, because of this amazing community of support the family has two comfortable beds, soft bedding, dressers, and other essentials they need like school uniforms and diapers.
Your support means everything to us and the families we serve. Thank you for making our mission possible!
The impact of the relationships being fostered by this program are immeasurable and long-lasting! Earlier this month, we learned about a sad situation that one our Family Success Program alumni faced. The mom of the family reached out to let her former Family Liaison mentor know that she was being abused by her husband and she wanted to leave him. She had been told by her family that she should stay, and later expressed that her Family Liaison was the only person that had ever told her to leave the relationship. After a rough week of figuring out the necessary steps to take, she has started a new life for her and her child thanks to the continuing help and guidance of her former Family Liaison. Her Family Liaison shared with us that if it weren’t for Families Forward Charlotte, she would not have been empowered emotionally and financially to take this step.
We are so grateful for the volunteers that give their time and energy to families in our community that need and want so deeply to move forward!
We welcomed 15 new families into our Family Success Program! Each family was matched with a Family Liaison, who is a volunteer mentor from the community. The pair will work together for the next year to set goals and create action plans as they work towards long-term stability.
In the past month, the following goals have been accomplished:
Tatiyana is the newest member of the Families Forward Charlotte team as a Family Success Program Manager. She is responsible for planning educational workshops for the families we serve, as well as being a resource for both Family Partners and Family Liaison mentors.
Estate planning? Reach out to us if you would like to be a part of the FFC Forever Friends club. We would love to talk to you about how to include FFC in your estate planning so you can have a long-lasting impact!