Families, who do not have housing and who may or may not live in a homeless shelter,
transitional housing shelter or with family or friends.
Financial Distressed Families
1) Families, where the financial situation has drastically changed, due to a lay-off,
a natural disaster, major medical expenses or other similar circumstances.
These families have come from a place of financial stability to one of instability.
The fear, stress, pain and anger associated with life-changing financial challenges
can put a tremendous strain on the family unit.
2) Working Poor Families - families with a working parent or working parents (sometimes
working 2 or 3 jobs), who are unable to provide for the needs of the family
3) Military families, who are coping with deployment and/or the aftermath of military
Although these families’ incomes are grossly inadequate in meeting their needs, many
of these families do not qualify for government assistance.
Some Families, who may meet the criteria for government assistance, may not want
to seek government aid.
We consider our support as gifts to families, deserving of our support.
Family referrals must provide a description of the family’s financial hardship.
More importantly, the referral must include a detailed summary of why the family
is deserving (ex.. their dedication to one another, their efforts in trying to improve
their situation, etc.).