FAM Volunteers Scout Troop Volunteers FAM Easter Egg Hunt FAM Hunger Walk 2013 FAM Helps People! FAM Thanksgiving Dinner 2011 About Family Assistance Ministries Standing in line for food at FAM
We are a homeless prevention agency providing a hand up in
time of need. Among the
services we offer:

     • Food Pantry
     • Rental and Utility Assistance
     • Bus and Gas Vouchers
     • Transitional Shelter Program for
        single women and women with
        children under 12
     • Work force development
     • Free tax help for working poor
     • Credit counseling

 

The History Behind FAM

 

Family Assistance Ministries of South Orange County was founded in 1999 by Ellen Gilchrist to continue to accommodate the 135 families that the Episcopal Service Alliance could no longer serve.

The first case in September 1999, provided rental assistance to an individual so eviction could be prevented. Within 30 days, this individual became employed at a major retailer becoming self-sufficient and a productive member of our community.

Now, Family Assistance Ministries is providing food, shelter, and client aid to thousands of people in South Orange County. We provide shelter, utility assistance, transportation assistance, medical, dental, prescriptions assistance, financial counseling and courses, free income tax preparation, as well as collaboration with other social services organizations to provide referrals and medical screenings, immunizations, eye glasses, and much more! We belong to several collaborative and social services regional groups in order to provide full services to our clients in need.

In 2013, FAM redistributed just over $1.7 million in food to the hungry in South Orange County, over $118,000 in cash aid in the form of vouchers and bills paid, and sheltered 60 women--some with children--in our transitional shelter, Gilchrist House.

FAM would not be able to reach such numbers and provide a hand-up without the partnership of our many devoted volunteers! We also acknowledge that we could not reach so many of those in need without our incredible donors who give from their heart in the form of food, money, and time! Thank you on behalf of all those we serve TOGETHER!

As a 501(c)3 organization, all funds raised are used to fulfill our mission in South Orange County.

 
 
 
 
 
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