It’s Thanksgiving and it’s time for football, family, and food (oooh the food!). Also, Thanksgiving is for people to reflect and give thanks for the things they are grateful for. In the spirit of that we are going to share with you some things that we are grateful for here at Families Together, like the service provided to families this year, and for all of the people who are involved in our mission.
Our mission is to take families with children from homelessness to home. Families Together follows national Best Practices for the Housing First model with a children first focus. Our work is designed to reduce the number of nights a child is homeless by first helping the family get into a safe, affordable home and then wrapping them with the intensive coaching and supportive services they need to become self-sufficient and break the cycle of homelessness. We are so thankful that 206 families were impacted this year, with the goal of increasing this number next year.
With so many families being served, the support from the amazing people who are allies in our battle against homelessness. The volunteers who give their time and their talent increase our impact on the families we serve. Also, we could not achieve our mission without wonderful civic-minded businesses who have joined Families Together in our campaign to give children a brighter future and make our community better for all. Having dedicated partner churches that have rich histories and are commitment to community service as a key partner to Families Together, means so much to our work and the families we serve. We are thankful for your support as it is motivation to continue to ensure no child will have to worry about where they will sleep at night.