“I have been involved with Families Forward of Charlotte for 2 years now. I am married with 4 children. I was first introduced to the program by the school Social Worker at my son’s elementary school, Oakhurst STEAM Academy. She briefly explained the program but stated she felt that I would benefit from the program a lot. I am always open to be involved in anything that may help me to better provide for my family. My husband and I went to the very first meeting and didn’t quite know what we were getting ourselves into. Be kept an open mind about everything. We met Carrie Christian, who is the founder of the program and our liaisons at this initial meeting. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. As the days went by things were needed, resources were given and tons of encouragement was handed out.