Family Development empowers families to become self-reliant by providing the short-term assistance (resources needed to overcome an immediate crisis) and long-term support. Clients do not automatically qualify for all forms of assistance. Some restrictions do apply.
The program helps families improve their financial situation through goal setting, case management, self-empowerment/self-esteem training and advocacy assistance. The program works with families to increase their potential for social and financial self-reliance.
In order to qualify for assistance, individuals are required to meet with one of our case workers to assess needs, determine eligibility and create a plan of action to resolve the crisis. Clients are expected to reach their goals in order to continue to receive assistance in the future.
Assistance may come in the form of bus tokens, rent or deposit assistance, clothing vouchers, hotel vouchers, transportation assistance,
furniture vouchers, utility assistance, etc.